Posted by: Linda Trunell | November 15, 2013

Friday Fact – Dogs Do See Colors

Are dogs colorblind?

  • The belief that dogs are colorblind, in the sense that they see the world only in black and white and shades of gray, is a common misconception.
  • Dogs do have color vision. However the range of colors that dogs see is much more limited than the range of colors that we humans see.
  • Dogs can still see colors, but their visual world is reduced to yellows, blues, and shades of gray.

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From Dogs prefer using color information over brightness in their conscious choices. Published on July 22, 2013 by Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C. in Canine Corner  http://www.psychologytoday.com


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  1. Did not know that. Kool!

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    • I think the common belief is that dogs are colorblind. 🙂

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  2. This is great when mum is walking an agility course and thinking my point of view with things like weave entries.

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    • Yes and it’s something to keep in mind when choosing toys. The orange toys might be harder to see in the grass!

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  3. Really interesting:)

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    • Thanks, Ruby. We are always striving to understand your point of view!

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  4. I think this is the same for horses too.

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    • Interesting, Jo. I wonder how other animals like goats and bears see color. Something else to add to my reading list! 🙂

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