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Originally Posted By: Brien & Bodie
Huh, that's interesting. I'm wondering why our breeder didn't remove them when he was a little guy. Is that a standard practice?

I know he trains beagles for field trials and maybe that's why. Since the AKC requires dogs to be intact for showing and activities such as field trails. Do removal of dewclaws null and void their AKC designation like neutering?
Nope it shouldn't affect them in the show ring. My beagle was from a registered breeder who shows and she removes all her puppys' dew claws when they are a few days old. Some breeders do it themselves too.

Some breeders do, some don't, my husky's breeders didn't remove his dew claws and they showed all their dogs.
 
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