Blue-eyed dogs are rare. This distinctive look in one or both eyes is caused by a lack of pigment around the eye area, albinism, or a number of other genetic factors. Check out our article about how dogs get blue eyes, and the Dog Genetics website has more information about the genes that affect eye color.
How long do puppy eyes stay blue?
It often takes nine to 12 weeks, starting from this point, for a puppy’s eye color to settle in and “stay.” The permanent eye color change can even happen as late as 16 weeks in age.
Are blue-eyed dogs 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 …
Are blue-eyed dogs more aggressive?
There is a myth about dogs having blue eyes are prone to be very aggressive. This is nothing but a myth. There is nothing scientific statement to prove that all blue-eyed dogs mean or have aggression issues.
Are blue-eyed dogs healthy?
Genetically, blue eyes are typically no indication of health issues; however, dogs with genetically blue eyes have been linked to having hearing impairments, according to Washington State University.