Albino dogs have an absence of the pigment melanin in their coats and eyes. This condition is caused by recessive genes. Affected dogs have pink skin, white fur and pink eyes.Continue Reading
Researchers at Michigan State University have found that humans and Doberman pinscher dogs share a gene responsible for causing one form of albinism. The defective gene results in a missing protein needed for normal coloration. Dogs with this form of albinism are vulnerable to developing skin tumors known as melanomas.
Dobermans that have one normal gene and one albino gene usually have normal coloration but can transmit the gene for albinism when they breed. In other forms of albinism, a dog that has one normal gene and one albino gene may have a paler than normal coat, an effect known as dilution.Learn more about Dogs
Catahoula cur dogs can vary somewhat in appearance, but they all have short- or medium-length coats. They feature brindle or merle colors with solid patches but can come in solid colors as well. Some of them have eyes of two different colors.Full Answer >
Dogs have tear ducts and produce tears to keep their eyes lubricated, according to PetMD. Because they have tear ducts, dogs are prone to experience watery eyes, dry eyes, eye discharge and tear stains on their fur.Full Answer >
Cloudy eyes in dogs are caused by inflammation of the cornea, a condition that is medically referred to as keratitis. Keratitis causes squinting, avoiding light, pawing at the eyes, excessive tearing and loss of transparency.Full Answer >
A black bullmastiff is crossbreed of a mastiff and a bulldog that is black in color, though bullmastiffs usually have brindle, red or fawn coats. This is a large dog that can weigh up to 130 pounds and reach 27 inches in height.Full Answer >