Blue eyes does not indicate that your dog will eventually go blind, deaf, or have any other genetic defects. Variation in pigmentation in the iris can occur for varying reasons, and doesn’t necessarily point to health concerns.
Are blue-eyed dogs more likely to go blind?
In some dog breeds, blue eyes can be an indicator of possible vision defects. However, they do not necessarily mean a blue-eyed dog will eventually go blind. While Siberian Huskies and other breeds normally have blue eyes, in other breeds this eye color occurs when two merle-colored dogs produce offspring.
Are blue eyes in a dog bad?
Some dogs, like huskies, have a higher likelihood of heterochromia—two different colored eyes. Blues are beautiful, but if you notice your dog’s eyes are suddenly turning blue or cloudy, have your dog checked for cataracts or glaucoma.
Are dogs with blue eyes blind or deaf?
Blue eyes, resulting from an absence of pigment in the iris, is common with pigment-associated deafness but is not, in and of itself, an indication of deafness or the presence of a deafness gene; however, in several breeds (Dalmatian, English Setter, English Cocker Spaniel, Bull Terrier), dogs (and cats) with blue eyes …
What colors do dogs see?
Dogs possess only two types of cones and can only discern blue and yellow – this limited color perception is called dichromatic vision.