Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fact of the Day: Dog Vision

While it's true dogs are "color-blind", the term isn't as literally true as it sounds. Studies have found that dog typically see blues,yellows and grays. They suffer from red-green color blindness, similar to that of  deuteranopia in humans. 

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  1. In all my loooong years, I've never know one single person that was color blind...amazing, isn't it.
    I didn't realize dogs didn't see all colors. Makes me wonder if bulls really see RED...:)
    (oh, I've never tried the mini frozen Eggos but I sure like the regular size ones..I like mine a little crisp so when they pop up out of the toaster, I put them back in for another round. yum)

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    1. Fighting bulls see a waving cap.
      Go to Spain and see a bloody bull fight.
      Or read a Hemmingway account.
      You might JUST learn something???????????????????????
      Colin

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  2. I thought they only saw shades of gray. This is very interesting.

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  3. hmmm interesting!! I tend to forget my dog is colorblind :-/

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  4. so they don't see the colour of blood?

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  5. I knew of this. It's pleasing to visit and know..

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  6. Wow, interesting! I thought dogs see only black and white and maybe gray.


    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

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  7. They sure don't let it bother them

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  8. I always wondered if this was true....Glad to know they can see a few colors!

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  9. don't know how they know these things, interesting.

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  10. No wonder they always run red lights when they're driving.

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  11. Yay for me! I actually knew this one!

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  12. They don't need to see these colors because their smell compensates. I think they "see" with their nose..... see, hear, and feel through their nose. Or at least that's how my beagles are.

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  13. Interesting, but I think their peripheral vision is much better than ours.

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  14. Colour confused is more like it. A good friend of mine has that, sees different colours than I do.

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  15. I always thought they could only see gray too. Nice to know they can at lease see some color!

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