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How do dogs see? Curiosities about the sight of your dog – In black and white or in color?

Although it is not known exactly, it is possible to understand, approximately, the sight of dogs. Thanks to the physiology and characteristics of their eyes, we will be able to understand them a little more.

To begin with, it is good to know that, when it is born, the puppy is totally blind, so it depends on its mother, and only begins to see after three weeks of life. A little later, between five and seven weeks, the puppy already has more developed senses and peripheral vision. And, finally, it is at three months of life when the puppy already has his sight fully developed, like that of an adult dog.

Many times we fall into the error of thinking that the dog sees as we do, or we believe in urban myths, such as that they see in black and white (although it is true that they do not perceive colors in the same way as we do). The vision of the dog depends on several factors, among which are its sensitive perception to movement (hence its magnificent reflexes), its visual acuity and its ability to perceive depth.

However, one of the myths that is true is the one that says that dogs see in the dark. This is so because the pupils of the dog have a great capacity for dilation, which makes them see with any degree of light intensity. In addition, dogs have tapetum lucidum, reflective cells found in their eyes that allow them to have very good vision. Still, in total darkness they cannot see; They need even a dim source of light.

Another aspect to keep in mind is that dogs see quite well from a distance, despite what is believed. It is estimated that they can detect shapes and objects at a distance of about 800 meters.

Also in the case of sight there are differences between the races. The Labrador and the Golden Retriever, for example, are two breeds with magnificent eyesight, while other dogs, such as the Rottweiler, are often nearsighted or farsighted.

Next, we will tell you in more detail characteristics of the sight of dogs and some curiosities.

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