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Blue eye and brown eye

Discussion in 'General Health' started by Daleford, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Daleford

    Daleford Forums Regular

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    My new Sheltie has a blue eye and a brown eye. [He is about 8 weeks old] Are there any short or long term effects from this?
     
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  2. ghggp

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    Not that I am aware of! Many Sheltie owners on this site have one brown and one blue eye and have not reported any issues!
     
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  3. Daleford

    Daleford Forums Regular

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    Thank you. Good to hear that. Do the colors usually stay put? [ the color in each eye stays the same]
     
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  4. trini

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    I have had several blues with one blue and one brown eye and it isn't an issue at all...nothing to worry about. :)
     
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  5. Daleford

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    Thank you. So great to hear this. And do the colors never change?
     
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  6. Calliesmom

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    without reading your other post, I guess that your new sheltie is a merle...
    merles frequently have blue eyes or spots of blue in the brown eye...
    the eyes will stay blue/brown and there's no health issues related to that.
    I have 2 shelties with one blue/one brown eye (it's called heterochromia and also occurs in people, cats, etc). I had one in a pet store years ago and a kid asked if he could see out of the blue eye- I'm like people can see out of their blue eyes, why would you think that a dog couldn't see because the eye was blue.
     
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  7. Chris

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    You have a permanent blue-eye/brown-eye, Daleford!!!
     
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  8. trini

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    No, the blue eye will stay blue and the brown will stay brown. There is an old wives/folk's tale that the brown eye sees by day and the blue sees by night. Not true of course. Trini
     
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  9. Calliesmom

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    never heard that one......
     
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  10. trini

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    Old folk tales are fascinating. The Chukchis in Alaska believed that the brown eye in a Husky looked downward to the ground while the blue eye looked to the sky.
    Trini
     

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