Can a labrador have colored eyes?

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Any dog breed can have almost any color eyes. It mostly depends on their genetics. However, for a Labrador to have blue eyes, the genetics has to be very poor… Eye color should be brown in both yellow and black Labradors, and hazel or brown in chocolate labs.
From light brown to dark brown, from hazel to golden yellow, they can acquire various shades within this time. It is also quite normal for German Shepherd puppies to have blue eyes, but once they grow up, this blue color changes to another shade.

Any combination of eye color is acceptable in the breed standard, so long as the eyes are healthy.

In general, however, black Aussies (self, bi-color, or tri-color) tend to have brown eyes, while red (self, bi-color, or tri-color) Aussies tend to have amber eyes, though these Aussies may also carry the blue-eyed gene.


These dogs do not always have blue eyes, but pale blue, "ghostly" eyes are common among the breed.

The Australian Shepherd is one of a few dog breeds that commonly have two different colored eyes, called heterochromia.

Some Aussies even display more than one color within the same eye.


Huskies with Different Colored Eyes

Caused by a genetic mutation, those with heterochromia usually have one blue eye and one brown eye. The different colored eyes are determined by the concentration and distribution of melanin (which is a natural pigment that gives us our skin, hair and eye colors).

Heterochromia iridis is a rare (and often strikingly gorgeous) condition in which animals, including humans, have two different colored eyes.

It's particularly noticeable in dogs and cats.

So why does it occur? The iris of the eye is colored by melanin (the same stuff that gives pigmentation to our skin.)


Dogs with one blue eye suffer from the misconception that eye must be blind.

This generally isn't the case.

Dogs living with heterochromia generally have accurate canine vision, which is much different than that of a human's vision.

My first Husky had dark brown eyes, while Sasha has a lighter brown color (middle photo below). Some people think that brown-eyed Huskies are not purebred because of their eye color, but the American Kennel Club has recognized this variation as a breed standard.
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