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Why does my Pitbull have blue eyes?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by jesii63, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. jesii63

    jesii63 Puppy

    I adopted him about 6-7 months ago. He is a 5 year old male, mostly white, with one bright blue eye and one that is half brown and half blue. Does anyone know what would make this occur? He has no hearing or sight problems at all. I know blue eyes is a "fault" when it comes to showing, but I'm not worried about that because he's just my little buddy :) I'm just curious. I'll link some pictures below. Thanks in advance!

    http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k83/luckydog3812/photo9.jpg

    http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k83/luckydog3812/photo8.jpg

    http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k83/luckydog3812/photo7-2.jpg
     
  2. macui

    macui Puppy

    dont know what makes this occur , but ive seen loads of pitbulls with it, . nice dog,
     
  3. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    Blue eyes are a lack of pigment. Dogs with hearing or sight issues usually have more lack of pigment than in just the eyes, caused by the merle gene. In breeds that don't carry merle, it's a recessive trait that can occur in any dog regardless of coat colour... but it IS most common in dogs with a lot of white.
     
  4. p4eAaLcLe

    p4eAaLcLe Good Dog

    What Teal said :p

    Handsome boy!
     
  5. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    Nice looking dog.
     
  6. MidnightSkye

    MidnightSkye Little Dog

    aw he is so cute!
     
  7. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    He's a perma-puppy!
     
  8. Dakotas

    Dakotas Little Dog

    Is your APBT registered with the UKC? a "pitbull" is a mixture of breeds of dogs to give the charateristics of a pitdog..so no telling what breeds could be in his background.He is a real cutie!!
     
  9. Krista

    Krista Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    He's so cute! :aww:
     
  10. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    wha?
     
  11. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    I was wondering the same thing LOL

    OP, I have a dog that has discolored eyes. One eye is Blue and Amber and the other eye is Amber with lighter spots in it. I was seeking out information on the merle gene because I was too told thats what it was. But I was promptly corrected that it can also be caused by an excessive white gene.
     
  12. Dakotas

    Dakotas Little Dog

    His blue eye could stem from a breed thats genetics are known to have blue eyes,thats why I asked.
     
  13. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    But your post made no sense, a pit bull is not a mixture of breeds to give the characteristics of a pit dog...
     
  14. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    this is the second time today that ive had to reread a post over and over and still not understand it.
     
  15. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Ya even after I typed it out I thought it didn't make sense...if you go back on previous post I'm sure you'll get a better idea of the type of person they are.
     
  16. Dakotas

    Dakotas Little Dog

    Whats not to understand?? and what type person am I,just wondering?
     
  17. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    The way you worded it did not make sense and your whole little theory of what a pit bull is.
    There is no general pit bull term there is only ONE pit bull and it's the APBT.
    Not that bs you posted about it being a mix of breeds.

    And ya no comment on the type of person you are I'm not for getting banned because of some noob.
     
  18. Dakotas

    Dakotas Little Dog

    First of all there is a such thing as an AKC American Staffordshire Terrier.....ABPT would be only recognized with the UKC.I have known people to have pittdogs that had boxer in the background or an American bulldog in the back ground but they call and sale them as a pitbull.

    And as far as name calling I dont like to stoop to that,I have a degree in Mental Health and really try not to argue with idiots.You dont know me at all to even comment what type of person I am.
     
  19. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Just because people buy or sell dogs as pit bulls doesn't mean they're right. "Pit bull" is not a blanket term to encompass various bull and mastiff breeds. It's not a term for any dog with short hair and a blocky head. "Pit bull" is a nickname for 1 breed and only 1 breed, the American Pit Bull Terrier.

    It's similar to calling a Labrador Retriever a "lab". It doesn't change the breed, it just shortens the name.
     
  20. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    First of all, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are not the same breed anymore; even though they do share the same dual registry name in the UKC. But these two breeds are so far apart breeding them produces mutts, not APBTs or Am staffs. Breedings of the Am staff and the APBT are called pitterstaffs. A lot of people will argue against this, but look at them. They are no longer the same breeds; even though at one point they were.

    And I don't care about your degrees. Still doesn't give you right to spew out BS.
     

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