I'm researching my new stalking dog. I know the breed I will be getting, which is a WHV.
There are a few litters of pups out there (or which are planned) which haven't been docked and dew clawed.
Realistically should that be of concern for a dog which will predominantly be used for walking to heel and finding shot deer? It will be used for muntjac and roe, with the occasional red and fallow.
I'm just convened that with a muntjacs ability to expire in the thickest bramble patch about, that an undocked/dew clawed dog will forever be getting injured. Is that a realistic worry?
For those of you who have undocked WHV's are they susceptible to damage?
My spaniels are both docked and dew clawed.