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Are dogs color blind?

Many people wonder whether dogs can see the world in colors or if they see things the same way that we humans see the world. You may have heard that dogs see things in black and white but that's not correct. In fact, dogs do see in colors but they are color blind. Confused? Here's the answer. Dogs have the same kind of vision as most other mammals. They see the world dichromatically. That means that they do see things in color. They can distinguish blues from reds, for instance. They can probably detect some differences in color shades though not as many as humans. However, dogs are color blind in the same way that some people are color blind. They can't distinguish between red and green hues. Red and green shades will often appear interchangeable to them or be lacking in pigment. In humans red-green color blindness is the most common form of color blindness, occurring in about 7 percent of the population. It is far more common in men than in women. It can be ge