Do Dogs See Color?

The study of how dogs perceive color has been ongoing for many years, and the results have been astounding. 

While dogs cannot see all of the hues that humans see, their world is not completely black and white. In truth, dogs live in a vibrant world.

What makes a color so “colorful?"

Human eyes contain three types of cones that can recognize red, blue, and green color combinations. 

Dogs have only two types of cones and can only distinguish between blue and yellow colors; this limited color perception is known as dichromatic vision.

Dogs have more rods than humans, allowing them to see in low light and recognize moving objects. Humans have more cones, allowing them to see more colors and brighter than dogs.

Why do dogs see what they see?

Nature gives canines specific visual adaptations to survive in the wild. The dog's hunting skill improves when it can see in weak light and detect forest activities from far away. 

Times have changed and most dogs are members of our human families now, so we provide them with nutritious food and protect them from predators. 

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