Dog Eye Reflection Color Chart

Have you ever wondered why dogs’ eyes shine in the dark? Here’s a quick dog eye reflection color chart and why dogs’ eyes glow in different colors.

Dog Eye Reflection Color Chart

First and foremost, keep in mind that there are no guarantees when it comes to the eye reflection color – or eyeshine – of your dog’s eyes.

Why Are Dogs Eyes Reflective?

Dogs’ eyes glow in the dark for the same reason cats’ eyes glow too – it’s because of their night vision. Simply put, nocturnal and cathemeral (active both during the night and day) animals have reflective eyes to help them see better under reduced visibility.

Not all dogs have a reflective tapetum, however. As this study published in the Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica journal shows, 1.9% of dogs ...

Do All Dogs Have Reflective Eyes?

Take pictures without a flash. Make sure the surrounding ambient light is bright enough so that you don’t need a flash. At the same time, however, you should also make sure that said ambient light isn’t shining directly in the dog’s eyes. 

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