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CAN A PURE BREED LAB HAVE GREEN OR BLUE EYES

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CAN A PURE BREED LAB HAVE GREEN OR BLUE EYES?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DrMelJ replied 4 years ago.
Hi there. Thanks for the question. according to AKC breed standards, Labradors can not have green or blue eyes. Their eye color should be brown to dark brown/black or yellowish.

I dont think that a dog with blue or green colored eyes could be registered pure bred.
But you might want to contact the American Kennel Club if that would be your registration organization.
I hope this has been helpful

Sincerely
Dr. Melissa
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

EVEN IF I CAN'T REGISTER AS A PURE BRED LAB, CAN LAB PARENTS PRODUCE A LAB PUPPY WITH GREEN OR BLUE EYES OR DO I ASSUME THIS PUPPY HAS ANOTHER BRED IN HIS GENES? I WAS TOLD THE PARENTS WERE FULL BLOOD FEMALE AND MALE LAB PARENTS.

Expert:  DrMelJ replied 4 years ago.
I cant say it impossible for this to happen but it would be fairly unlikely that 2 truly purebred labs would produce a blue-eyed pup.

It seems there is a controversial color coat in labs called silver-coated labs that have different colored eyes. Also some pups have lighter colored eyes that darken by 4-5 months of age.

I would also consider having the dog checked by a vet to make sure there are no eye problems as sometimes abnormal eye color (meaning neither parent had blue eyes) can indicate another genetic issue with the eye that could affect vision.

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