Color Blind?

Nahhh… Not Preston!

“Puff Fish” is one of Preston’s favorite stuffies.

According to Dr. Dana K. Vaughan, Dogs are “color-limited”, not “color-blind”. “dogs do see color, but in a more limited range than that seen by normal humans, who see the rainbow of colors described by “VIBGYOR”: Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red (plus hundreds of variations on these shades). Instead, dogs see “VIBYYYR” (Violet, Indigo, Blue, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, and Red).”
So it is not surprising that Preston can tell his Blue, Pink and Yellow Puff Fish!

12 Responses to Color Blind?

  1. Franny says:

    Preston, you’re the smartest dog I know! You’re even smarter than the dogs on those animal talent TV shows!

  2. Eduardo says:

    You are the KING of tricks Preston! My Mommy wants to know how you learned to retrieve your toys by name. Can you give my Mommy some tips?
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  3. Frank & Beans says:

    Hey Mister P.,

    We don’t even know what a Puff Fish is much less what color they are !!!!

    We saw a telephone that’s about your height. Give us a call in Texas sometime. Wonder if that’s long distance from California ??

    Hugs X 2,

    F & B

  4. Preston, you always seem to amaze me! You are a smart and patient Puggle to learn colors! I’ve been lazy and haven’t learned any new tricks….you are putting me to shame.


  5. We just LOVE watching videos of you performing tricks, Preston! You are soooooooooooo smart! We just love the way you cock your head and listen so intently to your mom! You are too cute!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. mary says:

    Wow Preston!

    You are SUCH a clever guy!
    Knowing your colours is just the smartest thing I’ve seen you do so far!
    I hope our puggle(due and day now!) will be HALF as talented as you!
    p.s.Will let you know when “Baxter” arrives!
    xxx hugs and strokes xxx Mary and John

  7. Preston you are one smart Puggle!!! I can’t believe you know your colors! The only color I know is “white” because I have one white paw, and mommy either asks me for “paw” or “white paw”……I will have to learn more like you!!

    Hugs, Bruschi the Puggle

  8. Peanut says:

    Preston; You are such a smartie! I do not know my colors yet. I love your puff fish. They are cute, but of course, not as cute as you!! XOXO Peanut

  9. Preston, you are inspiring! Everything I read about on your website I want to try for Sophie and this is no different. Fascinating! I had always thought dogs all just saw in black & white!

    Sophie has learned certain words now like ‘Baby’ (this is one of her toys) ‘Ball’ (though she has many) and ‘Monkey’ (a squeaky toy). I’ve tried to figure out your mommy’s approach to teaching you this and I think that I’ve got it. It’s all about identifying and consistency.

    Preston, you really are an inspiration!

  10. Puggle..Blade says:

    Hi..Preston..I just told my Mama that I want 3 fish just like yours for my birthday. I want to learn my colors too..I am almost 4 now and it is past time. She just shook her head and told me that we would do better with 3 different colored kongs…She is right. I just cannot seem to help myself…I just have to rescue those squeak squeaks..poor little things would just suffocate in there if I didn’t. I am such a thoughtful boy..Don’t you think? You keep on giving us Puggles a good name Preston. I am proud to call you my Puggle Buddy…Blade

  11. Amber-Mae says:

    We dpggies are not colorblind! Ofcourse we can see color! Someone made a comment that we doggies are color blind & that our hoomans are dumb for saying we are not. Hmpf! That person better do some research 1st before commenting like that right? Anyway, good job Preston!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  12. Nena says:

    Hi Preston.

    I’m Nena, and I am a 9 week old Black Puggle. My mommy is teaching me to sit, stay, and come. You are a very smart guy and I like your website.

    Nena the Puggle 🙂