Do you think Luke has unusually long toes? My hubby and I think so, and one of my sisters even commented on it as well. Here’s a closer look:
It got me curious and I’ve been doing some research on dogs’ toes and paws, and have found some interesting facts about them. I’ll be writing a post on the subject this week.
Do you have a dog that you think has unusually long toes, or know any interesting facts on the subject? Do share in the comments!
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2 brown dawgs says
Chessies should stand up on their toes and they should be tight. I will be posting a show pic of Thunder tomorrow where you can see what I am talking about. Because they are up on their toes, they never look overly long. I think how a dog stands on its toes varies by breed.
I’ll definitely be over to see that picture….I think I know what you’re saying but I’m not sure. I never realized they did that for shows, and I’ll have to research also how they stand on them and how it is affected by breed.
Jackie Bouchard says
I think they look long, but not out of proportion to his legs. Our Abby had long toes, but she also had very long legs. Looking forward to your toe post! I have to ask our vet something about Rita’s toes when she goes in for her check up on Friday…. every once in a while she does this thing where she sort of rocks back on her feet and stands on the furry underside of her toes, so you can see her pads sticking out. (Hard to describe.) It’s very odd looking. Abby used to do it too. They are the only dogs I’ve ever seen do that! Hopefully it’s not some weird problem!
It does make sense that the length of the toes could be in proportion to the legs. I’m having a hard time picturing what Rita is doing with her toes….., I’d be interested to know what the vet says. If Abby did it as well, it doesn’t seem like it will turn out to be a problem hopefully!
Kitties Blue says
Now you have stirred our curiosity, and we will look forward to finding out what you have discovered. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Thanks, glad to hear you’ll be back to read the “rest of the story”!
M. K. Clinton says
Hmmmm, they don’t look long to me. They look like they fit with the shape of his legs. I’ve never really thought about it, but now I’m curious. ☺
You’ll probably be looking at Bentley’s and Pierre’s paws once you’ve read my post, just to see!
Luke does have really long legs too, so it makes sense that you think the toes fit in with that.
Mark at DBDT says
I don’t think Ava or Veruca have long toes. But Ava’s rear paws do look different, I think it is the way that the touch the ground. One lays down flatter than the other.
That’s interesting too. I definitely think Luke’s toes on his back paws look longer than the front. It will probably make sense because of how they use their front and back paws differently.
The Island Cats says
They do look long!
I’m glad it’s not just us that think that! You’ll be interested to hear what kind of feet Cricket has….hope you come back to read, later this week.
Dogs feet and toes are fascinating. I will be interested in reading what you learned- I have talked a lot with vets, SAMP’s, acupuncturists and animal sports coaches about feet over the years. Luke’s toes do look long now but he isn’t done growing yet!
Oh, it hadn’t even occurred to me that maybe he just hasn’t grown into his toes yet! His growth has slowed down so much, I thought he was done, but my hubby says he still has skin to grown into, so I don’t think he really is.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I’ve never really thought about it but you can’t really see Mr. N’s toes anyway. Too much fluff.
It’s the same way with Sheba….I wonder if her toes are long too, but you just really can’t tell with all the fur. I might have to get out a ruler…LOL.
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Ha!!! YES! Koda has long toes!!!! I know exactly what you mean! Maybe it’s a male thing! 😉
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But Koda is the only one of the 3 that has long toes? Interesting….I wonder if gender could be a factor? We’ll see what I turn up!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
hahaha he does have long toes but very cute toes. Have a great Sunday.
They are cute, aren’t they? They’re pretty good for grabbing things too, which may not be a good thing! LOL
Dolly the Doxie says
Those are long toes! I just have big front feet from my Doxie genes and I have really unusual toenails, they have brindling coloring like my fur. Mom always means to get a close up shot like yours. Looking forward to learning more. Love Dolly
Oh, I’d love to see a close up of your toes and nails, Dolly, your nails sound cool! Almost all of Luke’s front nails are black, which really makes clipping them difficult!
it really looks like long toes. is it because they are white and therefore they look longer? Easy has not really long toes, but they are broad like beetle-crushers :o)
Ha, I bet you know it if Easy steps on your foot! I think the white color could definitely be a factor in why they look so long.
He does have long toes…I’ve never really thought much about it. Becca had BIG paws…bigger than Jack’s even, but the vet says that was from arthritis and Maggie has little dainty feet…be interested to see your post.
I’ll be interested to see if what I turn up goes along with what everyone sees on their own dogs.
Golden Woofs: Sugar says
Mmm I think its depends on the breed (mix breed). Can’t wait to read your post. Happy Sunday. Golden Woofs
Thank you, Sugar…..I definitely think it has to do with breed. Goldens have a certain type of paw too, which you may already know, since Sugar is a swimmer!
Dont know why there are differences in toes…I would imagine it has to do with the terrain that some dogs were bred for originally. Very cool!
That sounds like a definitely possibility!
Pam and Sam says
Nice toesies! Rather like a wolfie or a certain Weimaraner we know named Easy!!!!!
Luke is certainly pretty lanky like Easy is!
My sister Katie has pretty long toes, but they seem to only have gotten long in the past couple years, really when the arthritis was in her paws. No worries, we have no idea about why dogs would have long toes.
Hmmm….that’s an aspect of it I’ll have to look into…how/when they could change from arthritis or other reasons.