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    Default Are Dogs Colour Blind?

    Can any experts give me an answer to the eternal question?

    I've heard they can only see black, white and grey, I've heard that they can see all colours and it's just an urban legend, then I've also heard they can only see black, white, grey and red!


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    They don't see colour the same as we do. Dogs eyes are flatter than ours. Dogs are more sensitive to light and movement than ours.

    We find it easier to find a lost tennis ball lying in the grass than a dog does, whereas a dog finds it easier to see slight movement out of the corners of eyes.

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    Ahh thanks for clearing that up.

    Do they see colour though?

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    they can distinguish between yellow and blue, but like colour blind people not the difference between green and red.

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    Ahh thanks for that.

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    So their colour range is limited. It is better than black and white and was described to me as sepia with a touch up.

    Having said that though until we can ask a dog we'll never really know!

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    He he. I've heard people say their dog has a 'favourite' colour, so I became curious.

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    Yea, I've heard that they can only see black and white, so I was wondering how only a black and white world would look. I dont want to personally find out though... I like colours Its good to know that they can see in colour though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    they can distinguish between yellow and blue, but like colour blind people not the difference between green and red.

    MAC... now it makes sense as to why Floyd seems to be slow at finding he's red kong ball in green grass if he lost sight of it during the throw...

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    I had a ball crazy Kelpie. She was always attracted to a very particular yellow plastic ball. We would by them in packs of 3. Green, Yellow & Red.

    She always picked out the yellow one. The other ones were ok but she only played with them when the yellow one finally fell apart.

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