What dog breeds have reputations for sensitive toes?FamilyPet
Some dogs are more sensitive than other dogs, which can make trimming their nails and touching their paws a difficult task. Dogs with sensitive toes will most likely be more resistant to the nail trimming than dogs that don’t have very sensitive paws. Extra care and patience will be needed when dealing with dogs that have sensitive paws and toes.
Among the most sensitive dog breeds are the Affenpinscher, Chihuahua, Pekingese, Basenji, Lhasa Apso, Schnauzer, Akita, Chow Chow, Borzoi, Yorkshire Terrier, Afghan, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Puli. These dog breeds will shy away from anything that might hurt them, such as nail trimming, quicker than other dogs.
Dogs that are not particularly fond of human contact or dogs who are not obedient may also be more sensitive to nail clipping than others. These dogs have not formed a very close bond with their owners, which results in a lack of trust. The dog may try to run away, jerk his paws away, or even bite the owner when the owner tries to clip the nails.