Do they perceive colors as we do?

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    remnant Well-Known Member

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    I usually wonder whether dogs perceive colours in the same way as we do. I have observed one of our dogs in our compound who had a morbid fear of anyone in black and would bark in hostility at him or her. Interestingly, he was pitch black.
     
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    Maybe because he didn't know what it was. I think that many dogs will bark at something when they don't know what it is. I'm black, and when I walk in the dark and see some dogs, they will run away. There have been other times when dogs have tried to attack me in the dark as well.

    I read that they see in black and white, but that was a long time ago from some institution that was doing studies on animals. Who knows right? We can't see through their eyes, but I do truly believe they see in color, I mean why not...they are life, and have eyes, why would they only see in black and white.
     
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    claudine Well-Known Member

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    I think dogs can see colors.
    My Homer hates white cars and loves everything mint green. All his favorite blankets are mint green:) It can't be a coincidence.
     
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    As long as I know, experts say that dogs can not really see any color, of course, I am nobody to say that since I there are no proofs about it but if that's what the scientifics say then that's what we should get based on, but I really believe they can see the world the same way we do.
     
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    I think my dog sees things in colors! When I bought toys for him, I bought in different colors, so when I asked him where is the pink ball? He went and fetched the pink ball for me! If I ask him to get his purple monkey, he'll get the purple monkey!

    So to me, my dog can see the different colors! I might be wrong and scientists can proof me wrong, but I want to believe my dog sees colors :)
     
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