Puppies all have blue eyes because the pigment melanin in their irises isn’t (entirely) developed yet. Because of the lack of melanin, their eyes appear blue but are actually more of a clear color. They seem bluer because of the refraction and reflection of light in combination with the lack of melanin.
Does a blue eye mean a dog is blind?
Blue eyes in Aussies: Having blue-eyes does not mean a dog is blind. Blue eyes or partially blue eyes can occur in any color dog. Eye defects caused by the merle gene are due to having two copies of the merle gene. Cataracts and distichiasis are the most common eye diseases in Aussies.
At what age do puppies eyes change color?
Jennifer Scarlett, veterinarian and San Francisco SPCA representative, told KCBS radio “most puppies are born with amber or yellow eyes but those will change to a dark brown by about eight weeks of age.” She also says that cats naturally will get a “cobwebby” appearance to their irises as they age.
Do dogs with blue eyes go blind faster?
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.
How can you tell a puppy’s age?
The best way to determine the age of a puppy is by looking at their teeth. All of a puppy’s baby teeth should erupt between 3 and 6 weeks of age and their adult teeth should appear between 12 and 16 weeks of age at the front of the mouth and between 16 and 24 weeks toward the back.