One of the most frequently asked questions regarding dogs is the ability of dogs to distinguish colors. Most often you can hear that dogs simply do not distinguish colors, but this is a wrong judgment, as well as the fact that dogs are not able to see all colors, but only shades of gray. In fact, dogs are able to distinguish colors, but they do not see them as bright as most people see them.
The eyes of dogs, like humans, have special photosensitive receptors called cones that help distinguish colors. In dogs, these cones are smaller than in humans, so the colors they perceive have not as saturated shades as we see them. Nevertheless, the ability to distinguish colors depends not only on the presence of cones, but also on what type they belong to, since each of these types helps to perceive different wavelengths. In humans, there are three different types of cones, which together give a person the opportunity to perceive the entire spectrum of colors.
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