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Old 03-25-2009, 01:33 AM
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Hello everyone! My name is Jo, and i have a question about chihuahuas with blue eyes. In my case they look more green than blue.

My new chihuahua is 8 weeks old, she had her first vet visit today. I was told her eyes and everything looked great, good condition, etc. however, she did tell me thatthere is a chance my new baby could go deaf or blind, beingthat she has a white coat and odd colored eyes.

I guess im just wondering how common this is, i also hear the eyes can still change color to brown, im just a little confused by the whole thing, any insight would be wonderful =)

She also isnt " all white", she has a big brown spot on her left ear in the bac, and if you look real closely you can see brown circles forming around her left eye and top of her snout, so she isnt going to be a " white " chi, but im still very concerned by all this information, thanks so much in advance!

Here is a picture of her!

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Old 03-25-2009, 02:16 AM
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Hmmm? I am not sure about Chi's but I know that prominently white danes, esp. with blue eyes can be deaf, blind, seizures, etc... But with that being said, I have been told that when there is color on the face in head then it is less likely? I am not sure if Chi's are the same or not?

I know that Chocolate nose's usually mean green eyes, my Yoshi has a chocolate nose and green eyes but yet my Chibi (looked almost solid white when a baby) has a chocolate nose, brown eyes and he gained cream spots. My Yoshi does not seem to see as well and he has the green eyes? I know I wasnt much help but curious now myself?

I am sure other's will be able to chime in with more helpful info
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Thank you ^^ =)

Yeah, i've been reading about it, and apparently chihuahuas are supposed to have brown eyes strictly, anything else is considered a " mutant gene ", much like albinism. It's just strange to me, thanks for your information though, i also read if the dog has other coloring then it isnt the same thing, but i'm still concerned about it.
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Did she give specifics? She said she "could" go blind and/or deaf? She isn't either of these things now, right? Keep the faith hon. I almost wish you didn't know that but at least you know to be aware of it. She sure is beautiful. Reminds me of Zoey. I just love the white ones. She'll be just fine.
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She almost looks like a baby Siamese animal (The mutation for the coloring.) I know it happens in rats, mice, cats and people... does it happen in dogs? Where is she developing color?
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Did she give specifics? She said she "could" go blind and/or deaf? She isn't either of these things now, right? Keep the faith hon. I almost wish you didn't know that but at least you know to be aware of it. She sure is beautiful. Reminds me of Zoey. I just love the white ones. She'll be just fine.
Thanks so much. I am keeping the faith =) No she didnt give specifics really, just told me its a possibility and common with white dogs and " strange" ( as she put it ) eyes. So far she seems to see and hear just fine, and if worse comes to worse and something does go wrong i'll atleast be a little prepared mentally, but i also agree with you, i really wish she hadn't told me that, theres no point in worrying over something that sad if it isnt a factor yet, or at all. But i suppose a little education will never hurt anybody

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She almost looks like a baby Siamese animal (The mutation for the coloring.) I know it happens in rats, mice, cats and people... does it happen in dogs? Where is she developing color?
She is developing color on her left eye ( i THINK ), its so hard to tell because her fur isso tiny, but it appears she's going to have a few round circlei-ish patterns around her left eye and her snout, i cant get a decent picture for the life of me of it though. About pea sized and smaller little circles, id say around 7 of them or so, thats just from what i can tell. She DOES already have a spot on her back left ear of tanish color, same color that seems to be developing on her face. heres a picture of the back of her head =)

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WOW SHE'S PRETTY! reminds me of zoey..

yea like everyone said i've never heard about it in chihuahuas but i know it's a fact in Danes and boxers.
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I would say don't worry, she is more likely to be cream than pure white. The problems normally arise with pure whites.

Her eyes will probably stay that colour but there is nothing odd about them. She doesn't look like she she has blue eyes unless your vet is implying that the blue eye's such as the merle has combined with the white colour might mean she could be deaf/blind. Her eye's could turn to what is known as ruby eye - that normally happens with the lighter eyes.

As long as she is healthy and happy....don't worry too much! She is DEAD CUTE by the way! LOL
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