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Lack Of Color Around Puppy's Eye

by Sam

I'm supposed to be bringing this little girl home this coming week and got these pictures a couple days ago. I'm concerned with the lack of color around her right eye.

I've read this could potentially cause eye health issues, especially in the presence of a more pink eye lid area. Her eyelids don't appear to be pink, but I would like the advice of someone more familiar with the issue than me.

I won't be showing her or anything, so the look of it doesn't bother me. I just don't want to take on a pup that is likely going to have health issues from the start, if that's the case.

Thanks for any help.

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Face color
by: Erica

I'm not an expert, but my 3 yo male black tri has white around one eye similar to your pup & no issues with his sight. He also has blue eyes.

Check with Breeder
by: Anonymous

Most reputable breeders do health screenings on their puppies. Including an eye check, hip and more.. If they didn't then I would be wary of purchasing this pup.... adorable as this one is.

No eye issue
by: Joe Wyatt

I have a red tri with the same issue. Her sister was masked perfect. But I had to have Ellie. She is three yrs old now and no issues with her eyes. I hope it stays that way she is the best dog I have ever had!

Colour fault
by: Anonymous

The breed standard for Aussies requires colour around the eyes, which means you cannot show a dog with white eye surround. But it is not a health issue and has nothing to do with eye problems. I think your new pup looks adorable and will give you lots of Aussie love and affection!

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