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Eye Color?

Post by MinaHerdershonden » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:22 am

HI all I am new to this forum, I have done alot of reading on the breed and I don't see anything about eye color, but I have noticed some seem to have really striking golden/honey/amber colored eyes, while other have more brown eyes, the little girl im adopting has brown. Oddly enough most of the ones who have such golden eyes have been male, is this common? is there a "set" eye color? what color eyes do your DS's have?
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:10 pm

I have two girls, Thalie, who is a dark brindle has very dark brown eyes. My other girl, Sadie is a red brindle and has very light brown eyes like your little girl.
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by vneerland » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:17 pm

Hello there, and welcome.
If you don't mind, please go on over to the new member section and post a brief intro about yourself? ;)
You can also make a signature for all your future posts, so you don't have to remember to sign.

As for your question. The eye color should be dark. And indeed, many dogs here in the USA have different shades. Their gene pool is largely KNPV dogs, where all that matters is that the dog can do the job, not if he fits the ideal in the breed standard. (and it often shows...oof...there are some uglies out there, but the consensus is that they all are pretty when they work) :mrgreen:
I think the deviation from dark is divided evenly over the sexes. I personally like a golden eye in a very dark brindled dog, since it adds an intimidation factor. But it is not correct in the breed standard, as eyes should always be any shade of dark. :(
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by leih merigian » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:49 pm

What a sweet looking pup!

Judith, I love the golden hued eyes, too.
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by CaroleBoaz » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:10 pm

What a cute dog!

My FCI Import has brown eyes. The rescue I have in my house today has the golden color eyes. Both are boys. The rescue is definitely an American dog. Looks a lot like the other American dogs I've met.

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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:56 pm

So light eyes are "wrong". Well, that figures Sadie has light eyes. :whistle: ( and I mean that in the most loving way)
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by felixone123 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:47 pm

Odin has really nice chocolate brown eyes.
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by kchristy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:28 pm

Dutchringgirl wrote:So light eyes are "wrong". Well, that figures Sadie has light eyes. :whistle: ( and I mean that in the most loving way)
lol, she is beautiful no matter what!

Merlin has dark eyes that he will stare you down with, specially if he is in trouble and wants sympathy.
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Schlussdibusti » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:15 am

black mask, orange eyes and sparkly white teeth - what can be prettier? Who comes up with those breeding standards anyway? It's a DUTCH shepherd and orange is the national color, right? :whistle:
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by felixone123 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:28 am

Eva, is that Marco? He sure is beautiful!! That stare, those eyes......scary. Did he have his teeth bleached?
(just kidding)
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Schlussdibusti » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:34 am

felixone123 wrote:Eva, is that Marco? He sure is beautiful!! That stare, those eyes......scary. Did he have his teeth bleached?
(just kidding)
yep, it's him. I know people hardly recognize him without mask and snorkel :lol:

We brush on a regular basis. Even the Jupiter Police K9 officer commented on his sparkles :g_wink: And if you get bitten, at least by nice clean teeth! :whistle:
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Marjolein » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:12 am

I know by going to shows, that judges usually judge the eye colour in combination with the dog's overall colour. So a lighter colored dog is allowed to have a lighter eye than the darker dogs, it has to fir. But really yellow dogs will usually get a remark, although it has never been the reason to not give a dog nice points. If you have a nice looking dog, but with yellow eyes, no big deal. If you have a not so good looking dog and it has yellow eyes...mhhh, not so good.
Most judges also judge knowing we have a very small genepool, they are not that harsch on details like they would be for a German Shep or a Lab or something popular like that ;)
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by kchristy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:57 pm

Marco is so handsome! That first pic I really did not even recognize him!
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Schlussdibusti » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:02 am

Thanks for the compliments, I will let him know. :)

He has very different sides, he can be a clown and completely silly. Then he can be very serious like in the pic above
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by WorkingK9 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:01 am

Here are K's eyes :) , well and his head ;)
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by felixone123 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:38 pm

Who is that beautful boy? Oh, it's my Odin - I crack myself up :lol: :lol:
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:44 pm

kchristy wrote:
Dutchringgirl wrote:So light eyes are "wrong". Well, that figures Sadie has light eyes. :whistle: ( and I mean that in the most loving way)
lol, she is beautiful no matter what!

Merlin has dark eyes that he will stare you down with, specially if he is in trouble and wants sympathy.

Im just kidding :D I love Sadie, she is a goober.
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:46 pm

I love the pictures !!!

I love Marco's face, he's like " Uh, Mom, they know im cool!"

K9 Is just stunning,

and Odin is very kissable !
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Re: Eye Color?

Post by felixone123 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:52 pm

Dutchringgirl wrote:I love the pictures !!!

I love Marco's face, he's like " Uh, Mom, they know im cool!"

K9 Is just stunning,

and Odin is very kissable !
Yes, he is very kissable. My husband tells me I kiss him too much :D . Now, that I am looking at his pic his nose (where the nostril's are) looks fat!!!
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Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:57 pm

His nose dosnt look Fat :whistle:

It looks warm and cute and I want to kiss it. I am always kissing my girls !! My son will say the same thing, "why do you kiss them so much?" I love noses
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