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B lue-eyed Pit Bulls are more common than you might think, especially as pups. When you first get your Pit Bull puppy, one of the first things you will probably notice aside from how adorable they arewill be the amazing blue eyes.
The eyes of Pit Bull puppies range between light and dark blue.
But will they stay that way forever? Why are Puppies Born with Blue Eyes? They Have The Merle Gene 2. Albinism 4. Yes, All Pit Bulls have blue eyes at birth, but they are not alone. In fact, all puppies have blue eyes when they are born. Some have pure blue eyes, while others have eyes that display flecks of grey, green, or brown.
Unfortunately, while some dogs will keep their incredible bright blue eyes, others will gradually change color as they age. Siberian Huskies are one of the most common dog breeds to hold onto their baby blue eyes. Some Siberian Huskies even have a condition called heterochromiawhere they have two different eye colors, one of which is usually a baby blue.
Pit Bullswhile some do retain their blue eyes, usually change eye color as they age.
To understand this, we must understand a little bit about how eye color works. Just like humans, it all starts with genetics. While not true for all dogs, the vast majority of dogs grow to have brown eyes.
Dogs with darker eyes, like brown, have a greater concentration of melanin in their iris. Dogs with lighter color eyes have a lesser concentration of melanin. So why the blue eyes at birth? Research tells us, however, that during this time their entire eye is blue. In other words, there is no change in color from the iris to the pupil! And the eyes will stay this way until about weeks of age when they finally start to change color. From the beginning, the entire process usually takes about weeks. Some puppies can even take up to 16 weeks before their eye color completely changes over.
So in summary, mostly all Pit Bulls, or even dogs in general, start their life Puppy blue pitbulls baby blue eyes. Some may maintain these eyes throughout their life, but most will darken over time. As they mature, most Pit Bulls end up having brown or hazel eyes. Having said that, while blue-eyed adult Pit Bulls are extremely rarethe idea is not a complete write-off, and they do exist. They Have The Merle Gene If you have ever seen a dog with a swirly-whirly coat pattern, they probably have the merle gene.
Coats like this usually have intermixed patchworks of tan, white, and black. Just as the merle gene affects the coat pattern, it also affects the color of the eyes and the skin.
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Will My Pit Bull Puppies Eyes Stay Blue Forever?