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Are huskies heterochromatic?

Are huskies heterochromatic?

Generally, heterochromia is more common in dogs with dappled, merle or white coloring around their heads. Heterochromia iridis occurs most frequently in huskies, dalmatians, and Australian shepherds and cattle dogs. The other breeds are more prone to the other two types of heterochromia.

Why are huskies heterochromatic?

Huskies Have A Genetic Mutation That Causes Heterochromia Normally, when the melanocytes are not enough, the iris will take on a blue color which is the case with most huskies. Other dogs with brown eyes have lots of it. For bi-colored dogs, one eye will have more melanin whereas the other one comes up short.

How much are heterochromia huskies?

It is common for a miniature Husky to cost $2,500. The same rule applies for one with different colored eyes or a pure white coat. A puppy with an Agouti coat can cost up to $3,000 and a white coat will sell for $2,500.

Is heterochromia in dogs rare?

Heterochromia in dogs is common in breeds like Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Dalmatians, Great Danes (harlequin coat pattern), Shetland Sheepdogs, Siberian Huskies and Shih Tzus.

What is the rarest Husky?

white Siberian Husky
The white Siberian Husky is the rarest color of Husky. While most light-colored Huskies have some brown or black markings, a true white Husky has no color besides white.

Can heterochromia cause blindness?

A: While it is rare and quite uncommon, heterochromia can cause blindness when coupled with pre-existing conditions such as inflammation of the eye. As a side effect of the disease itself, blindness is not commonly reported in people who have heterochromia.

Can you fix heterochromia?

Typically, there’s no need to treat heterochromia if it isn’t caused by another condition. However, if you want both your eyes to have the same color, you may want to wear contact lenses.

Which type of Husky is best?

Another small dog on our list, the American Eskimo is the most popular type of Husky companion dog. Not to be confused with the Klee Klai, American Eskimos are always pure white and do not have any black markings. They also are a bit larger – the Standard-sized dogs weigh 18-35 pounds and stand at 15-20 inches tall.