Cloven paws

From what little I know about Thai dogs (all dogs there as a whole) is they are kinda owned, meaning a lot do have family, but they more sustain themselves by hunting thier own food and are not fed by "thier" humans. They pretty much come and go as they please, wander home at night, etc

@WBL:

From what little I know about Thai dogs (all dogs there as a whole) is they are kinda owned, meaning a lot do have family, but they more sustain themselves by hunting thier own food and are not fed by "thier" humans. They pretty much come and go as they please, wander home at night, etc

Most of the ones I saw couldnt have been. They were very thin, wild acting, and many were very wounded, some with very bad open infections, most with mange, there are a few that stick out in my mind, but I wont go into detail. I still get sick at thinking about some of them.

The temple dogs were better, the monks somewhat took care of them. and a few of the guest houses we stayed at the families had pets and they were like they are here. Some of the market homes had pets and they were taken care of.
But to see the wild ones was just sad.

But it was very horrible conditions.

**Here is Jacks Front Paw

And back Paw

Im not so sure that he has "cloven" paws…maybe he is just weird...lol**

Sandies pads are normal… i had read a article about the pads being that of a jackle quite some time ago... now i see not even all basenji's have this unique pad...
Had to comment on the feet smelling like frito's.. this i had to laugh about, since i complain about sandies feet stinking like that also... i wash them and in no time the smell is back...
also i was wondering i notice most "B's" toenails are white... sandies is both white and black, but since shes a mix i figure its because of that...
sorry gettin off subject of pads...
Is funny how sandie looks like a B.. acts like a B.. makes the noises of B's
stinky feet evidently like b's... Basenji must have been the domainate breed in her situation...too bad she didnt retain the small statue of the basenji... i guess she got the size from her dad... grrrrrrrr... If only i knew what he was

Hmmmm, Jazz and Keoki's feet don't stink…and certainly don't smell like Fritos. LOL . . . they just smell like the dirt and dust in the yard.

Why WOULD they stink?

Neither of my dogs have any peculiar smell about them, except when Keoki gets his veggies, LOL.

My dogs all have connected pads, and all smell like Fritos!

My boy has cloven pads too, always thought it was weird, interesting to see it might be a B thing. His feet never smell bad just "earthy" and yes sometimes like Fritos. I always say he smells like corn and Fritos main ingredient is corn!

I would guess it is either a more "primitive" thing, or else a "closely related genetic thing" (domestic stock basenjis are all down from less than 14 original dogs)….It would be interesting to know if Basenjis imported from Africa have the connected toe pad thing.

I have English Toy Spaniels. I’m not sure if what you are referring to as cloven/joined pads are the same as what we refer to as fused toes in our breed. It is not considered a fault or a deformity, but a trait of our breed. I’ve also been curious if there are other breeds with this trait.

Of the 4 English Toy Spaniesl I’ve had, 2 have had fused toes. They are not always on all feet. The dog in this photo has fused toes on 3 of his 4 feet - but not all toes are fused, and those that are fused are not fused in the same way.
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We have this discussion every few years. Some have the connected toe pads, some don't.

As for international one... you'd need to touch bases with the people involved in bringing them and maybe Dr. Jo.

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