Are Dogs Really Colour BIind?
last updated 27th, Jun 2018,
After years of researches being commenced, we finally have the results that are backed up by the Scientists of Univesity of Bari in Italy. They had developed a test for dogs and found that they struggle to tell red and green apart, much like colour blind humans. In order to understand more about the study and to know what is there for us to learn from the study, keep reading.
People who are red-green colour blind cannot see the numbers. For dogs, researchers developed a similar experiment using the image of a cat. As per the scientific studies, dogs in the wild are most active in dawn or dusk, for which colour vision is not needed. However, dogs who are kept as pets are usually awake in the daytime, for which their eyes have not yet evolved.
Marcello Siniscalchi from the Univesity of Bari said, "dog trainers may want to avoid red clothing if working on grass, because animals will struggle to see their movements."
For all the pet lovers and guardians out there, make sure that when you are playing in the park with your dog you might use a Frisbee or a ball, in order to get your dog to catch a flying Frisbee or to bring back a ball falling on the green grass it would be better if you thought of using blue instead of red toys, Siniscalchi quoted as saying by 'The Telegraph'. To put it in very basic terms, the canine color field consists mostly of yellows, blues, and violets.