Dog breeds with Heterochromia
Did you know that Border Collies are among the most common dog breeds with different colored eyes?
Aside from Border Collies, the following dog breeds also shared the same eye condition:
- Alaskan Malamutes
- Great Danes
- Welsh Corgis
- Shih Tzus
The reason why there particular dog breeds seem more prone to heterochromia is still not completely understood because the genes responsible for the dog’s eye color is hard to track down and verify.
To make matters more complicated, did you know that sometimes, the genes for eye color expression in dogs are also the same genes responsible for their coat color? The same genes can also be linked to certain genetic based traits such as certain conditions or illnesses such as deafness. However, there is no confirmed link between deafness and heterochromia in dogs, according to canine specialists.
But in most cases, dogs with one lighter eye and one darker eye still see out of both eyes.
In Molly’s case, she is such a happy and healthy dog who deserves to be treated just like the other dogs without heterochromia. We are happy that Molly has now found a new family who will give her the love she deserves.
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