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Re: Eye Color

Posted by:  Linda Cranford
Posted on:  September 04, 2002 at 13:01:04

In Reply to: Eye Color
Category:   Breeding
Posted by:  Bob
Posted on:  September 03, 2002 at 20:08:13


: I saw a JRT puppy have an eye change at 6 weeks from brown to blue. Why would this occur? Could it change back? Is this the sign of a pending medical problem. Vision seems fine.

: Thanks


Hi Bob,
In 18 years of breeding Jack Russells, I haven't seen this but I sure would be contacting a Vet about this and one that specialized in Ophthalmology. Since blue eyes aren't acceptable in this breed, I wouldn't make the cross again.

At six weeks changing to blue doesn't sound like to me it is going to change back and I haven't seen puppies eye color change at all. At first they may have a bluish tinge to them when they open, but all the puppies I have seen have changed to brown.
I would contact your nearest ACVO in your area and I will give you a link to thier website.

Hope this helps

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