Can a husky have black eyes?

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Can Huskies Have Black Eyes? With so many different colors seen in Husky eyes, it's common for people to wonder if huskies can have black eyes… well, technically no, Huskies cannot have pure black eyes, although it may appear they do. Huskies can have very dark brown eyes that seem to be black, but are in fact, not.

The short answer is yes.

Black eyes are essentially just bruises caused by impact to the nose or eye area.

Because dogs can get bruises, just like all mammals, technically they can get Black eyes.

The main difference between a black eye on a dog and one on a human is our canine friends are covered in fur.


The Huskies usually have black skin around their blue eyes which help with the glare and reflection factor.

Husky puppies are all born with blue eyes.

They will start to have color show up at 6 - 8 weeks of age if they are going to change.


Siberian Huskies have a specific gene that causes a loss of pigmentation in the irises but not the coat, which is why Huskies can have dark coats and blue eyes.

While some breeders believe it can cause blue eyes in border collies, too, it is primarily seen in the Siberian Husky breed.


However, not all Siberian husky dogs have a pure white coat.

A white husky dog may have brown eyes, blue eyes or parti-color (two different colors) eyes.

Brown is the most common eye color for dogs, but many Siberian Huskies have striking blue eyes. They can also have brown eyes, one eye that is blue and one that is brown, or blue and brown coloring in both eyes. The color of their eyes is controlled by a rare gene that few dog breeds are believed to have.

Researchers found that a genetic change, or mutation, near a gene known as ALX4 on canine chromosome 18 is strongly associated with blue eyes in Siberian huskies.

These sled dogs aren't just the typical Siberian husky—some have been crossed with other breeds to go farther and faster.


It occurs most commonly where tears moisten the fur around the dog's eyes or around their mouth where saliva wets their fur as well as where they lick their feet and forelegs.

This discoloration is caused by a chemical called porphyrin.

One of the best-known porphyrins is heme, the pigment in red blood cells.

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