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. 

19 comments:

bj said...

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)

Kay said...

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

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

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

~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

DEZMOND said...

so they don't see the colour of blood?

Bob Bushell said...

Poor things.

Huggybear said...

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

Margaret D said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

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


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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

They sure don't let it bother them

Feral Turtle said...

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

Christine said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Mama Zen said...

Yay for me! I actually knew this one!

Mary Kirkland said...

That's interesting info.

Lauren Farrow said...

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.

stephen Hayes said...

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

The Happy Whisk said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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