Golden Retrievers With Blue Eyes (Are They True Goldens?)

The soulful, deep brown eyes of the golden retriever are among its most distinctive characteristics.

But every once in a while, you might see a dog that looks like a golden retriever, except for its bright blue eyes.

Can a Golden Retriever have blue eyes?

A golden retriever with blue eyes does not meet the breed standard for a true golden retriever.

Although it is possible in rare cases for a purebred golden to have blue eyes, it's most likely a mixed breed.

Read on to find out more about the breed standards of golden retrievers and how it determines which dogs can be considered true golden retrievers.

You will also learn about some causes of blue eyes in goldens and discover the surprising links between eye color and illness in dogs. Sounds interesting? Swipe up!