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What breeds of dogs tend to have blue eyes?

Asked by auhsojsa (2516points) January 24th, 2012

I have a littler of mutts. The mother is straight up chihuahua and the father is some kind of poodle or maltese. (The chump found his way into our yard at night and that’s how she became pregnant). There are 6 pups total. One has straight hair, and the rest have wavy hair like their dad. What breed tends to have blue eyes? Or is it only because they are pups? Still in their first month but the eyes are starting to look like super nova and are very beautiful blue. I’ll try to take pictures tomorrow when the sun is up again, don’t want to use flash!

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blueiiznh's avatar

Husky’s and Malamute’s

JilltheTooth's avatar

Australian shepherds and Siberian Huskies for starters. Some weimeraners, hmmm, don’t remember the others off the top of my head.

Coloma's avatar

All of the above and Queensland Heelers & Border Collies too.

EverRose11's avatar

Alaskan Malamutes I know for sure , I have seen a few mixed breeds with blue eyes also..

JilltheTooth's avatar

@EverRose11 : Blue eyes in Malamutes are disqualifiable faults in the breed standard. I don’t imagine you see too many of those.

janbb's avatar

I thought it was either Huskies or Malamutes and that was one of the ways you could tell the breeds apart.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Siberian huskies are smaller, have much greater coat color differentiation, and often have different (not just blue) colored eyes. Malamutes are much larger, stronger, more of a consistent color type, and if they have blue eyes they are thrown out of the breed ring. Because they are used more for actual Arctic hauling, the blue eyes fell out of favor, as the eyes are much weaker, and therefore made the dogs less useful. Can you tell that I spent years of my youth involved with the world of Dog Showing? It’s a wack-a-doodle life!

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