Dog paw pads of a short-haired dog lying on her sideHow well do you know your dog's feet?  Treehugger's Melissa Breyer's list may surprise you!

"While the eyes, ears, and tail of your dog may get most of the attention for expressiveness, don't underestimate the power of paws. Aside from just being awfully sweet, the paws are wonderfully designed appendages that enable canines to perform their feats of doggie derring-do.  Whether slender and elegant, bold and athletic, or floppy and furry, a dog's trotters are a fascinating study in anatomy and adaptation.

Consider the following 18 things that you may not know about dog paws."

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