Are Dogs Naturally Color Blind?

Contrary to popular belief, dogs aren’t naturally color blind; however, they do not see color quite like people do. Some scientists have discovered that dogs actually do see color. Dogs may not necessarily recognize grass as green or the sky as blue, but they do see a color for the grass and a color for the sky. Through consistent research, it has been proven that gray is not a dog’s typical color point of view of the world around him. A dog’s color spectrum, however, is more centered on the blue zone of the color spectrum. This means that dogs tend to see shades of colors that lean towards a blue tone and not necessarily specific colors or near the variety of colors that people recognize. Want to find out more about your dog’s vision? Give your veterinary clinic Santa Rosa, CA a call and schedule a checkup to include a vision exam.


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