Top 8 Dog Breeds with Blue Eyes

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A dog with striking, sapphire eyes is a beautiful creature! While most dogs are born with black or brown eyes, certain breeds occasionally get the blue-eyed gene. This is most common in dogs with merle or white coats. You may even see some dogs with eye colors that are mismatched; one brown and one blue. This occurs because of a missing layer of pigment in the iris, albinism, or some other genetic factors. This generally doesn't mean your dog will have any health issues, although the same gene that produces blue eyes is sometimes linked to deafness. Here are some of the top dogs that are known to have gorgeous baby blues!

#1 Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is famous for it's exquisite eyes. Just like their coat, their eyes come in a variety of colors, including blue, brown, hazel, or parti-colored. They are powerful, outdoorsy dogs that need a lot of exercise and training, but are sure to reward you with endless loyalty and kisses.

#2 Border Collie

The Border Collie is a herding dog that can even control stock with it's intense gaze. Border Collies sometimes have merle coats because of a pigment dilution that creates their blue eyes. If both parents are merle, it can cause health complications in their offspring such as deafness and blindness, so merle coats are often bred with others.

#3 Australian Shepherd

Despite it's name, Aussies were originally bred in the United States to herd sheep. This is another breed that can come with a merle coat. They have gorgeous almond eyes that can be brown, blue, amber, or any combination. These working dogs have boundless energy and intelligence, and make great companions for active families.
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#4 Catahoula Leopard Dog

The Catahoula Leopard Dog is truly a mixed bag when it comes to looks. The state dog of Louisiana, this rare pooch is the result of a combination of breeds. Just as the name implies, it has a merle, leopard-like coat with unique markings. These guys seem to have an all-knowing, watchful gaze.

#5 Dachshund

The Dachshund, also lovingly nicknamed the "wiener dog", can sometimes get unique eyes to match their unique body shape. Pooches that get the merle coat gene can have partial or wholly blue eyes, but regardless, their eyes are energetic and agreeable in appearance. These spunky little dogs are sure to provide entertainment, and make great family pets.

#6 Weimaraner

The Weimaraner has a famously elegant silver-gray coat, and is sometimes known as the "Gray Ghost." They are born with brilliantly blue eyes, that start changing at about 6 weeks of age. Adult Weimaraners sometimes have light amber, gray, or blue gray eyes. Whatever the color, these eyes posses a lively spark.

#7 Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a surprisingly stocky and athletic little guy who's coat comes in many shades, such as red, sable, brindle, black, blue, and merle. Blue-merles may have blue or mismatched eyes to go along with their coat, as if their big bat ears weren't already enough to melt your heart.

#8 Dalmatian

These fire-fighting dogs are easily recognized for their classic black and white spotted coat. They are sometimes seen with baby blues, although it's not common and may be a sign of hearing loss. These guys are regal, dignified, and athletic. They make great watchdogs, jogging partners, and loving house pets.