7 breeds of dogs with blue eyes with photos - Toutoupourlechien

Immerse yourself in the azure stares of these 7 gorgeous dog breeds. Discover their photo and their characteristics.

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    The Siberian Husky
  1. The Australian Shepherd
  2. The Weimaraner
  3. The Border Collie
  4. The Dachshund
  5. The Corgi
  6. The Dane

1. The Siberian Husky

One of the first dog breeds that comes to mind when we think of a blue-eyed dog is undoubtedly the Siberian Husky. These beautiful Nordic dogs typically have icy blue eyes that reflect the tundra of their home country.They can also have brown eyes or odd eyes. Wolf-like Siberian Huskies were bred to pull loads on dog sleds, making them athletic dogs that won't settle for a daily 10-minute walk around the block. Independent and intelligent, these dogs nevertheless enjoy living in a group and have strong hunting instincts.

2. The Australian Shepherd

Merle-colored Australian Shepherds are more likely to sport light blue eyes of unparalleled beauty. But, you can also meet Australian Shepherds with brown or amber eyes. The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent, high-energy herding dog that excels in agility competitions. It is more suitable for a family whose members are sporty and who are able to meet their heavy activity needs.

3. Weimaraner (puppy)

The Weimaraner is this large hunting dog known for its smooth, silver-grey coat and affectionate temperament. Puppies have sky blue eyes that usually change color in adulthood to a pretty amber color, more or less dark. However, some dogs may retain this characteristic into adulthood. These active and energetic dogs cut out for hunting are also perfect companion dogs who will be happy with owners who are sufficiently present and available for their animal.

4. The Border Collie

The eyes of the Border Collie are generally brown in color, except in merle subjects where one or both eyes may be blue. Endowed with inexhaustible energy and great intelligence, these dogs thrive when they are offered enough physical and mental activity each day.They are rather destined to live alongside available and informed masters, residing rather in the countryside or near large natural spaces.

5. The Dachshund

Harlequin-coated Dachshunds can sport a gray-blue minnow eye, which while only tolerated by the breed standard, is still a charming feature. Originally bred to hunt badgers and rabbits, these dogs generally have a strong character and make wonderful alert watchdogs.

6. The Corgi

These small, well-built dogs are known for their unique characteristics, such as their short legs, long bodies and large upright ears. To add to its unique appearance, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi can also sport gorgeous blue eyes. One or two pale blue, blue or blue-spotted eyes are more common in dogs with a variegated coat, known as blue merle.

7. The Dane

The Dane is also called the Great Dane. Most of these gentle giants are born with blue eyes that turn brown as they grow. Only harlequin and blue merle mastiffs with spotted coats can keep their beautiful light blue eyes for life.

These large dogs make patient, sensitive and protective watchdogs. Despite their large size, they adapt surprisingly well to all living environments if their needs are met on a daily basis.

Blue eyes, a characteristic of merle dogs

Blue or minnow eyes are most often one of the physical characteristics of so-called Merle dogs. The main breeds of dogs concerned are the Australian Shepherd, the short-haired and long-haired Collie, the Border Collie, the Shetland Sheepdog, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, the Dachshund, the Chihuahua, the Beauceron and the Pyrenean Shepherd.

The "merle" character of a dog is a genetic characteristic of a dog which, in addition to the color of its eyes, determines the appearance of its coat.

When you have a merle dog or one of the "at risk" breeds, you must first know the genetic status of your dog to avoid giving birth to puppies called "double merles" . Double merle dogs can indeed suffer from a wide range of hearing and ophthalmological disorders.

Blue eyes, a criterion of choice?

This article is also an opportunity to remind you that you should not choose the companion who will accompany you for the next 10 to 15 years of your life on his simple physical appearance and even less on the only color of her eyes, as pretty as she is. Make sure that the characteristics of the breed of dog you choose are in line with your aspirations and your lifestyle. If you live in a small apartment in the city and your only daily exercise session is to walk down the few steps that separate your apartment from your street, do not adopt a Border Collie just for the color of its beautiful eyes! You will make each other unhappy, that's for sure.

If you want to adopt a dog, our breed sheets are made to enlighten you on the type of dog that would best suit your lifestyle. Do not hesitate to consult them!

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