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Blue eyes?

Why is it when you take a dogs picture his eyes appear blue not red like a humans?

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Asked by dancer33 at 10:22 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Pets

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  • Dogs, cats and almost all domestic animals have a special reflective layer in the back of the eye termed the tapetum, which enhances nocturnal vision. Light passes through the animal's retina from outside of the eye and is then reflected back through the retina a second time from the reflective tapetal layer beneath the retina. This double stimulation of the retina helps these species to see better than humans do in dim light situations. The color of this tapetal layer varies to some extent with an animal's coat color. A black Labrador retriever, for example, will usually have a green tapetal reflection.

    Answer by lorenzosgurl at 10:34 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • A buff Cocker spaniel will generally show a yellow tapetal reflection. Most young puppies and kittens have a blue tapetal reflection until the structures in the back of the eye fully mature at six to eight months of age. "Color dilute" dogs and cats, such as red Siberian huskies and blue point Siamese cats, may have no tapetal pigment, and may therefore exhibit a red reflex just like human beings.

    Found this on a website

    Answer by lorenzosgurl at 10:34 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • my golden retrievers always turn like yellowish/goldish in pictures..i wish they went looks so evil withyellow

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:20 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • My dogs eyes are red in pictures. But my puppy, he eyes turn this crazy bright green. It's weird!

    Answer by feesharose at 12:49 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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