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Seeing is ‘believing’: A look at the eye colors of pups!

Are you curious about the eye colors of your pup From the steely blues of a Siberian Husky to the golden gaze of a Golden Retriever, let’s dive into the eye-conic world of pup eye colors

Seeing is ‘Believing’: Ever wonder why some puppy eyes are blue and others brown? Are there any hidden meanings behind these colors?

Get ready to see the world in a new light, because we’re taking an up-close look at the eye colors of pups and their meanings!

From eye-opening huskies to super-visioned Labradors, we’ll explore the diverse eye colors across breeds, and how they can give us insight into our furry friends.

Ready to take a peek? Let’s dive in!

We all know that a pup’s eyes are the window to its soul, but what about the color of those eyes?

What do they mean for our four-legged friends?

Let’s take a deep dive into the science of dog eye color to answer those questions and more.

Common eye colors in pups

Dog eye colors can vary widely, from the darkest of browns to the brightest of blues. However, the most common eye color in dogs is brown.

About 80% of all dogs have brown eyes, regardless of breed or size. This is because brown eye color is dominant in dogs and is caused by the pigment melanin, which gives color to the iris of the eye.

Blue eyes, on the other hand, are much rarer in dogs, and their occurrence is often tied to a lack of pigment in the iris. Some dog breeds are more likely to have blue eyes, such as Siberian Huskies, Australian Shepherds, and Dalmatians. Blue eyes can also be found in individual dogs, regardless of breed. However, it’s important to note that some puppies may be born with blue eyes that change color as they mature.

In addition to brown and blue, there are also other variations in eye color that can occur in dogs, such as green, amber, and hazel. These colors are much rarer and are often found in specific breeds or individual dogs.

Regardless of the color of a dog’s eyes, it’s important to remember that each dog is unique and special in their own way, and their eye color is just one small part of their individuality.

Rare dog eye colors

Some breeds have a higher likelihood of carrying genes for unique eye colors such as green or yellow.

For instance, the Siberian Husky is known for having blue or parti-colored eyes, while Australian Shepherds often have blue, brown, or amber eyes.

Samoyeds, on the other hand, have almond-shaped eyes that can range in color from dark brown to black.

These breeds are just a few examples of those that may have a greater chance of producing dogs with unusual eye colors.

It’s important to note, however, that eye color is not the only factor that determines breed type.

Other physical characteristics, as well as temperament and personality traits, also play a role in breed identification.

In some cases, certain eye colors may even be considered a fault within a breed standard, indicating that the dog may not meet the ideal requirements for that breed.

Ultimately, the color of a dog’s eyes is just one small aspect of their overall appearance and personality.

While unique eye colors can be striking and beautiful, it’s important to remember that all dogs, regardless of their eye color, deserve love, care, and respect.

Breeds and specific eye colors

Certain breeds have become known for specific eye color combinations. For example, Australian Shepherds often have a combination of blue and brown eyes.

Some Dalmatians have unique blue eyes, while other Dalmatians have one blue eye and one brown eye, a condition called heterochromia.

This is also seen in other breeds like the Siberian Husky, Border Collie, and Catahoula Leopard Dog.

Take Shetland Sheepdogs for example; these pups almost always have a striking combination of blue eyes and a dark coat

Similarly, many Golden Retrievers have striking amber eyes that contrast nicely with their golden coats.

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Michael H. Clifton
Written by, Michael H. Clifton
Michael is a renowned US writer and pet behavior expert, who currently resides in Seattle, Washington. He is the proud owner of two cats and one golden retriever. His passion for animals began when he was a young boy, and he was determined to pursue a career in the animal industry. Joseph graduated with a degree in Veterinary Science and a minor in Animal Psychology. After graduating, he worked as a consultant for a range of animal-related charities.