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How dogs’ vision works and what colours they see

Every pet deserves a loving and respectful home: please only consider acquiring a pet if you will be able to take care of its long-term needs. Also, consider choosing your animal companion from a shelter, where there are so many wonderful furry friends who need a forever home.

Although a dog’s primary senses are smell and hearing, sight also plays an important role in their life.

That said, there have been many misconceptions around a dog’s vision.

Firstly, dispelling the myth that dogs are colour-blind and can only see shades of grey… it is now well-known they can indeed see colours – it’s just that the hues they perceive are not at rich or as many as they are for humans.

Secondly, dogs can see what we identify as blue, yellow and some shades of grey. Which means when it comes to buying your pooch toys or devices, it’s best if they are blue and yellow, to make it easier for them to distinguish from other objects, and their surroundings.

For more information on this topic, read the video’s accompanying article here.

View the original video here.

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