By queengarmin - 25/04/2015 20:42 - United States - Pacific Grove
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Neitz confirmed that dogs actually do see color, but many fewer colors than normal humans do. Instead of seeing the rainbow as violet, blue, blue-green, green, yellow, orange and red, dogs would see it as dark blue, light blue, gray, light yellow, darker yellow (sort of brown), and very dark gray.
Sorry to say it guys, but my dog is a bit racist. I don't have many African American friends, there aren't very many in my community at all. But one time we had one of my brothers friends over who was black and my little dog stared at him and would growl through most of dinner. I had to keep distracting him so he wouldn't growl at him. I felt so bad. But in his defence it was his first time seeing a black person (he was really dark too) and he obviously didn't know what to think. Luckily my brothers friend didn't care. :) so yes, it can happen.
OP here! Just to clarify, I didn't intentionally antagonize him and he didn't intentionally bite me. I was playing with my neighbor's retired therapy dog, and whilst trying to pull a toy from his mouth, he chomped down on my finger. It was most definitely an accident, and though it hurt like hell, we have forgiven each other and we're friends again. And I've learned my lesson about watching my fingers while playing with a dog.