Most dogs have 16 toes, four toes on each paw. Some breeds have one more toe on each hind foot, and an additional one is called a dewclaw. For example, Australian shepherds or the Rottweilers have dewclaws, which usually appear on the breeds historically used for guarding flocks.

Another exception is the Great Pyrenees, which can have up to 6 toes on each hind paw. An additional toe is usually dogs' evolutionary reversion and sometimes, if it presents a problem for the dog's movements, it can be surgically removed.

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