Dogs with blue eyes are incredible to look at, especially since the occurrence is rare. A few breeds can have blue peepers. But we will be focusing on two breeds known for their blue eyes, both the Husky and the Australian Shepherd. Below are several pictures of blue-eyed dogs. Including the blue eyed husky, white husky with blue eyes and husky puppies with blue eyes. Also, there are pictures of the Australian Shepherd Blue Eyes.
Dogs with Blue Eyes
There are four ways that a canine can have a set of baby blues.
- Merle Gene, which creates those random swirly coat patterns is certain canines. This gene can also cause blue eyes.
- A pooch that has white patches of fur around their eyes. They have white fur because the cells aren’t making enough pigment in those areas. This effects the pigment in the eyes as well. Of course, the result are blue peepers.
- Albinism. Even though there are not officially albinos in the canine world. However, unlike most albinos, an albino pooch will have blue eyes and not pink.
- A separate independent gene which has no link with fur color. Under this circumstance, a pooch with a dark coat color can have cool blue eyes. This is gene is especially usual in Huskies and Border Collies.
Australian Shepherd Blue Eyes
The eyes of the Aussie appear so magical. In fact, the Native Americans called then Ghost eyes and considered them sacred. The Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute, Inc. (ASHGI), reports that an Australian Shepherd blue eyes can be the result of the Merle gene. They also report that a coat independent gene can create the eye color. For this reason, a non-Merle Aussie can have blue peepers much like the Husky. The Miniature American Shepherd (Miniature Aussies) can also have a set of baby blues.
White Husky with Blue Eyes
A white Husky with blue eyes is very rare. The pure white coat is what actually makes them rare. The white coat is the results of genetics. It is not linked to the pigment issue that causes blue eyes in other breeds. The white coat is a recessive gene and less common than the separate blue eye gene. So, to have two recessive genes strike at the same time is incredible.
Check out this pup!
Blue Eyed Husky Pictures
Huskies can have blue eyes, brown eyes, one brown and one blue. They can also have a mixture between the two colors in each eye. Regardless of the color combination, it is normal within this breed. Since Pomskies are part Husky, they too can have these eye traits.
Husky Puppies with Blue Eyes
A dogs with blue eyes post wouldn’t be complete without Husky puppies with blue eyes. These pups can rule the house with their cuteness. As a hidden bonus, one of these pictures is a puppy photo of a Husky pictured above. Can you figure out the two pictures? Don’t cheat and look at the source of the photos.
Did you enjoy these Blue-Eyed Wonders, especially the Huskies? In reality, they were all awesome! If you want some more Huskies or Australian Shepherds, then I suggest:
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Did you know that cobalt peepers in humans are a mutation? This mutation occurred about 7000 years ago, to only one person. Then that person passed it down through their genes. That means that everyone with blue eyes is a descendant of that 7000-year-old blue eyed mutant. What if that person didn’t get that mutation? I couldn’t imagine a world without blue eyed people, considering I’m one of them.
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