Can german shepherds have colored eyes?

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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.

This dog must be solid black to be considered a black German Shepherd! As we mentioned above, if there is any sign of another color in this dog then they will be considered to be a bi-color dog. This color can be expensive and difficult to find because it is very rare.

Blue Color Variations

They come in blue and black, blue and sable and blue and tan, and again it all is dependent on other different genes… Additionally, the blue German Shepherd can also be a variety of lighter and darker blues. Steel blue is the darker shade, and powder blue is the lighter of the two.
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.

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).

The vast majority of adult German Shepherds have a brown eye color.

Mixed dogs may have blue eyes as well.

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