Dear Dr. Pat,
I just got a purebred Rottie. He is a gem of a puppy. I got papers and he's supposed to be from a good line. The breeder was real nice. He had a clean place and only 2 litters all year.
My friend Jim told me that Jessup's toenails on his front paws have a special name but he couldn't recollect what that word was. Jim said this is proof that the puppy is purebred. Can you tell us about this? I never heard of it before. Thanks for writing answers for allthingsdogblog.com. You and the trainer lady are real helpful. Miss Carrie is nice too and knows lots about dogs. I'm sure she will be a big help to me with Jessup. Thanks from Roy.
Well, Roy, I have to admit, I've never heard that one before! Those toes on the inside of Jessup's front legs are called "dewclaws". They’re called that because the claw doesn’t touch the ground; it only "brushes the dew" off the grass during early morning runs. It's easy to see that dewclaws are where our thumbs would be if we walked on our fingers. Thank goodness we don’t have to walk on our fingers! Well, anyway…
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