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Answered 2017-02-14 12:38:38

Dogs are not color blind - they see color, but their chromatic acuity is significantly less than humans'. This is for two reasons: (1) dogs have far fewer cone cells in their retina (cone cells are responsible for seeing color); and (2) dogs are dichromatic (they see only two primary colors - blue and yellow) whereas humans are trichromatic, meaning we see three primary colors - red, blue, and yellow.

Humans have 7 times higher proportion of cone cells than dogs, meaning that when dogs do see colors, they are pale or faded. However dogs have a much higher concentration of rod cells, which are responsible for seeing black-and-white, and also much more sensitive in lower light conditions. For that reason, dogs have much better night vision than people.
Well actually dog aren't color blind... they can see colors like grey, black, and white, etc. so they are down the middle of blind and not blind. They can only see dark colors.

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Actually, some dogs can see some colors, like blues or greens. Scientists are still trying to figure out what can and cannot be seen. But, most dogs can see some color, but mainly black and white.
not really they can see colors like us. only dogs have hard time seeing colors that are simaliar in looks like red and orange. sometimes they see colors darker or lighter in color. Some dogs have eye vision that can only see black and white
It is a common misconception that dogs see only in black and white. Cone photoreceptors are the cells in the retina responsible for color vision. They are present in dog and cat retinas. Although dogs and cats do have some color vision, there are species differences in color vision. Humans with normal vision have 3 types of cones. Dogs and cats have only 2 types of cones so they do not experience the same spectrum of color vision that we do. Color vision in dogs and cats is called dichromatic versus trichromatic color vision in people. It is thought that dogs can see blues and yellows the best and that they can distinguish reds from blues but that they have difficulty distinguishing reds from green. They are considered similar to red-green color-blind humans.

Of course, this is what we THINK... Until we find a way to actually communicate with them, we won't be able to ask them to find out for sure.

They are, however, predators so they need color to see prey and potential danger.
Nobody can tell for 100%... you can have one scientist saying yes they are and one that says no they aren't. :( it bugs me too. Scientist are trying to figure it out but still nobody knows fro sure! :(

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Answered 2020-08-26 15:50:57

Dogs, like the humans who love them, can see colors. They just can't see as many colors as their handlers. ... And like people with red-green colorblindness, dogs perceive colors differently than humans with normal color vision.

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