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I adopted a doberman a couple years ago from a doberman rescue. He is a black and rust and has two different colored eyes. One is his normal color and the other is white/blue like there is no pigment in the eye. He is not blind in the white eye and has no vision issues. I cannot find any information regarding dobermans and this condition or any people familiar with the breed that have seen this occur in his color before. He is beautiful regardless, but curious if anyone has any ideas. Thanks!! Here is Loki 馃挋
 

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Interesting - I've never seen two different colored eyes in a Doberman. It can be fairly common in some breeds. I'd ask your vet about it - possibly talk to a specialist.
 
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Hi Mal. Welcome to you and Loki from the Pacific NW.

Definitely some strange looking eyes! LOL. Something that I've never seen before. At least in dogs. When I kid, there was a girl at my school who had one blue eye and one brown eye. We thought it was pretty cool...

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Hi Mal. Welcome to you and Loki from the Pacific NW.

Definitely some strange looking eyes! LOL. Something that I've never seen before. At least in dogs. When I was a girl at my school who had one blue eye and one brown eye. We thought it was pretty cool...

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There are some breeds that may have blue eyes or brown eyes and occasionally you see one with both like your boy but I think it would probably disqualify him for some things. Conformation for one--dissimilar colored eyes are not allowed in the breed.

In Aussies it doesn't make any difference but most purebred standards specify eye color and it's supposed to be the same in both eyes.

I've had Dobes since 1959 and I've seen a lot of them since I showed my dogs in conformation and in a variety of performance things. For performance it probably doesn't make any difference. But your boy is the first odd eyed Doberman I've ever seen.

I'm with the folks who suggest you have him seen by an vet opthalmologist just to make sure there isn't anything odd going on with that eye.

Sorry Loki--you're a first for me...

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Ha I鈥檓 originally from Portland and grew up in Gresham /Sandy area! I鈥檝e had dobermans my whole life and and previously they鈥檝e all been from reputable breeders. When my last one passed away I adopted my girl Rogue from a doberman rescue and then Loki from the same rescue shortly after. They鈥檙e both purebreds, but god knows what kind of breeder bred them or where they came from. His vet has no idea why his eye is like that and has found nothing wrong with him otherwise, so maybe a specialist would be able to offer more insight. He鈥檚 definitely is cool looking though!
 

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I have seen one other doberman online that has two different coloured eyes but don't know much about him, unfortunately.
 

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Found the dog I was thinking of. One significant thing I noticed is that however this dog has white spotting on her chest and I wondered if the blue eye wasn't possibly linked to the piebald gene. She's a female and the owner lives in California - that's all I know about her.
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Found the dog I was thinking of. One significant thing I noticed is that however this dog has white spotting on her chest and I wondered if the blue eye wasn't possibly linked to the piebald gene. She's a female and the owner lives in California - that's all I know about her.
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huh interesting looks just like mine, but Loki doesn鈥檛 have any white patches...just the eye
 

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SO pretty!!!! Gah I鈥檝e seen blue eyes on Rotties, but on a DOBIE???!!!! I love it, even if it鈥檚 probably frowned upon he鈥檚 still gorgeous!
 
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