When a Dog’s Eyes Change Color
A puppy’s eye color tends to change—if it is going to change—by the time they reach about 1 month of age. Their eyes can go from blue to grey to blue again, or they can change from blue to grey to brown over the course of a month or so. By the time your dog is about 6 months old, their eye color is likely set and will not change as they get older.
Will my puppy have green eyes forever?
It often takes nine to 12 weeks, starting from this point, for a puppy’s eye color to settle in and “stay.” The permanent eye color change can even happen as late as 16 weeks in age.
It’s not uncommon to see a combination of brown, blue, hazel, amber, or green eyes in the breed. … However, some mixed-breed chocolate-colored labradors can be born with hazel, green or yellow-green eyes. The dogs’ friendly temperament and ease of ability to train makes them one of the most popular breeds in the U.S.
Do dogs with green eyes have more health problems?
The merle gene does come with a few health issues. Perhaps not surprisingly, dogs with this gene may encounter certain eye problems. Colobomas may occur, which is when a portion of the iris does not fully develop. This condition is present at birth but doesn’t severely impact vision. In some cases, the iris is missing small notches, while some dogs with this condition may appear to be lacking their entire iris.
Additionally, as dogs with this gene age, they are more likely to develop glaucoma. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness.
Other health issues associated with the merle gene have to do with hearing. This gene may not support proper inner ear development, which may inhibit it from functioning properly. These dogs may have mild to severe deafness.
THIS Is What Eye Color Tells You About Your Dog!
Blue-eyed puppies are striking to say the least, but how long will the blueish tinge last? Not long, as the eye usually changes to its permanent coloration several weeks down the line. It takes a while to uncover puppies’ “true” eye colors, which can range from brown to amber to the rare permanent blue color.