Have you ever wondered how dogs see the world we live in? The truth is that the distance between the eyes of each animal has much to do with how much of the world they can see at a time. The idea of viewing the world through the eyes of a dog sounds like an interesting thing to experience. I bet if we knew how our dogs see life, this would change how we treat them and arrange things around the house.
There is a common misconception that all dogs can see are different shades of gray which is not always true. While it is true that dogs cannot see the same spectrum of colors that we can, there are some shades that most people thought would not be detected but are. Well, the following video will help shatter all myths regarding this.
First of all, it is safe to say that a dog does not view the world through a monochrome lens. As I said before, many people believe that dogs are completely color blind. Well, this is not the truth. They can see colors just as well as we can plus they have the ability to detect the depth of their surroundings. Their sense of sight is like the one humans with red/green color blindness have.
What this means is that dogs have a tough time interpreting what certain colors are but does not mean that there are blind to those colors. Because of the fact that they cannot tell the difference between certain shades is that people think they cannot see those shades of colors. Dogs only see different shades in diverse ways that we do, it is not that they are color blind.
While most of us were told that a dog was unable to see anything except for black and white, the reality is that the only color a dog will have a tough time seeing is the color green. They can see all shades of blue and red that we do and while many may doubt about their ability to see colors outdoors, the different shades of green that they see are actually very good.
The reason humans see colors in a separate way is that we have three unique photoreceptor cells that catch colors while a dog only has two. This has a very important purpose. Their vision allows them to see their prey and predators more easily and enables them to live with us inside our homes without having any trouble. What we perceive as limitations in their eyesight are advantages in seeing objects in a bolder more defined way.
One thing that a dog can do much better than we can detect movement. They also have superior night vision which comes in handy to detect potential prey and intruders. The best way I could describe dog’s vision is as an Instagram gingham filter. Dogs do not need the same visual sharpness as humans, but the way their eyesight is wired does a fantastic job for them. If you would like more information about the subject, don’t hesitate to watch the following video.