Well i believe they aren't color blind. We have cones and something else in the back of our eye to help use see colors. Now cones see colors but dogs don't have the same things we do. Many people think they don't see in black in white but have shades of gray,brown, yellow. That is just what i think
"I guess you can't have too good of an eyesight if you're color blind."
Not sure what you mean by that statement. What do the ability to see color or not, have to do with your eyesight? Many people are colorblind, I believe more men than women, but that does not affect their eyesight.
You know, I really love Googling things. Daily even...
Besides Google or "searching" there are so many other means of information besides terrificpets as your own personal project. Such as, your local library. Although it is easier to cheat and get an instant answer along with attention/interaction I suppose, rather then absorbing the knowledge educated minds and scholars have spent years of experience putting down on pages for you to read quietly at your own pace.
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Ok...we have "cone" and "rod" recepticles that enable us to see color. Dogs and alot of mammals don't have them or not in the same way as we do. They have excellent vision, just remember that they are alot closer to the ground than we are and their perception is different. Horses also lack sufficient cones and rods, but can see rather well at night. they can see as well with a full moon as we do at dusk...Kind of fascinating, huh?
I am not sure how dogs see things like tv or if they can. I know mine react to noises from the tv but appear confused and try to look out the window behind it. Cats and birds are able to see tv and try to interact with what's on the screen. Once we fostered some goslings and they got loose one morning and I found them smartly lined up, sitting in front of the living room tv and giving it their full attention as if they were hypnotized (it had an auto set function to turn on in the mornings like an alarm clock). I know dogs can see into and understand how mirrors work. I know some dogs can see light and some can't or see it differently from the way my dogs react to flashlights and reflected sunlight. The mixed breed dogs we've had (mostly lab mixes) all went ballistic for any beam of light and we couldn't even have suncatchers in the windows because the dogs would go nuts when the sunlight hit them. The dogs we've had that were breeds that hunt by scent (hounds and pointer mixes) pay no attention to lights and appear to be quite good at seeing in the dark. I thought it might be that they were simply ignoring the light because there was no smell or sound to it but I saw them go after mosquitoes on the outside of a window and pebbles tumbling down a swift stream and neither of those really has a smell or sound so if they would go after those just by sight they must not be seeing light beams.
"I guess you can't have too good of an eyesight if you're color blind." and that's exactly what i mean. You can't have perfect eyesight if you're color blind. Which is why people who are color blind will not should not drive, especially at night, it's very dangerous.
Who really knows. I don't think any human has been a dog before so how can you really tell for sure. I've seen some dogs on TV that can respond to their owners when they ask them to pick out the "blue" one. Or the "red" one, so maybe they can?!
Which is why people who are color blind will not should not drive, especially at night, it's very dangerous.
thats crazy. Why shouldnt they be able to drive? my husband is color blind, toss a tone of candy on the floor and ask him to grab a certan color and most of the time he gets the wrong one. Once he painted our door pink because he though it was white. But he is one of the best drivers I know day or night. Even if you cant see anything but black and white you can still tell what the stop light is doing by what order the lights are. You dont have to know the car next to you is purple in order not to hit it. you dont have to know what color a stop sighn is in order to know you have to stop.
For all we know alot of us can be color blind to some point, My husband didnt know he was color blind for almost 18 years, he just though I was trying to drive him crazy. We argued about colors all the time, he would pick up a green jolly rancher and hand it to me when I asked for red then we would argue about it being green not red. We would argue about what color his hat is. he honestly though I was eather totaly nuts, I was trying to drive him nuts, Or I was blind. turns out he was color blind.
Im not exactly how being color blind works, With him it seems like if you put 5 colors of the same shade he cant tell whats what but if you put the same 5 colors all diffrent shades he has no problem.
I know a guy who bought his wife this dress that was just a lovley shade of pink. She put it on and he went on and on about how lovley she looked finaly she said Hun what color is my dress, He answered Its a lovley shade of pink, it makes the color in your eyes just POP, You look so nice in it. she almost died laughing it was grey. he cant see any color everything is black grey and white. he drives and is a great driver
There are different types of color deficiencies. Only one very rare form, monochromatism, is true color blindness in the sense that afflicted individuals do not percieve color at all. Monochromatism is characterized by a lack of functional cones. For this reason people with monochromatic color blindness rely heavily on their rods to see in both dim and bright light. Since rods are not sensitive to color monochromats are unable to see color at all, and can only differentiate between shades of light and dark. They are also extremely sensitive to bright lights and have trouble seeing detail. Individuals with this disorder generally have poor vision of about 20/200 or less, due to the fact that rods by nature can not see the detail or acuity that is made available by the cones. However, other forms of color deficiency are characterized by a lack of only one or two types of cones. There are three types of cones, each sensitive to a different range of light. Most individuals considered "color blind" are not missing all of their rods, but only certain types of rods carrying certain receptors. For example, people with protanopia are missing the pigment responsible for perceiving long-wavelengths. Protanopia is commonly known as “blue color blindness” because it is characterized by the inability to discriminate between blue and yellow. In individuals with protanopia both wavelengths are perceived as white or gray in color because they lack the specific types of cones which percieve the wavelengths that we would see as yellow or blue. Individuals that lack only certain types of cones are not necessarily vision impaired in any way other than the fact that they do not percieve certain wavelengths within the light spectrum for color and thus their perception of SOME colors will be different.
Dogs are color blind but they have better eyesight then humans. they sea black and white but they can tell differance between the the greys. every color has a differant shade of grey so they see colors in that way.