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Q: ARE DOGS COLOR BLIND?

September 1, 2008 | By Gr13340 | 7 answers | Expired: 2206 days ago

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Sep 01, 2008

Dogs can see color. It is an old wives tale that says dogs can only see in black and white.

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lisa s.
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Sep 01, 2008

no

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Sep 01, 2008

No, they see shades of color.

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Ethel02
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Sep 01, 2008

Nelson & Andie both win

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Nelson M.
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Sep 01, 2008

Color blind dogs is an outdated theory and has been proven in studies.

They see colors differently, but can discern reds from greens and blues from yellow and so on. Andie's journal is an excellent source.

Surprisingly, animals that see colors as well or better than humans are colorful birds. When colors are central to an animals' social competitiveness with other animals (ie. peacocks, parrots, parakeets, robins, etc), you can assume confidently that they see colors.

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Anonymous

Sep 01, 2008

yes they are

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Sep 01, 2008

They aren't color blind in the sense that they see no color, they just see colors differently than us. I wrote a journal entry on this that gives a lot of detail so you might want to check it out.

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