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How Well Can Your Dog See In The Dark?

How Well Can Your Dog See In The Dark?

Many people mistakenly believe that dogs are totally colorblind. We’ve addressed this in a previous article here on the WoofPost and talked about how it’s a bit complicated. But what about night vision? Just how well can dogs see in the dark compared to humans? Dogs, just like humans, have specialized cells in their retinas: cones to perceive color and rods for light and dark. While dogs have less of the cone types of cells, meaning they don’t process color as well as humans, they have many more rods, allowing them to see in very low light much better than…
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Are Dogs Color Blind? Yes and No

Are Dogs Color Blind? Yes and No

As a dog owner, you may have heard that dogs see only in black and white. In other words, they are color blind. Turns out this is not quite the case.  The idea that dogs are colorblind was broadly accepted for many years, due largely to the influence of Will Judy, writer and publisher of Dog Week Magazine. He authored a popular canine training manual, Training the Dog, published in 1937. In the manual he wrote, “It’s likely that all the external world appears to them as varying highlights of black and gray.” In the decades since Mr. Judy’s book…
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