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When can newborn puppies see?

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Puppies are born blind with their eyes 'sealed' shut - just two tiny slits above their wrinkled, pushed in nose is all you can see. Sight for a newborn pup is a slow process. Around day ten of the puppy's young life, a tiny space opens and grows day by day revealing a blueish-grey iris. Between two and three weeks old they can finally open their eyes wide. Their eye color starts off blueish-grey until they are fully developed and their real eye color becomes apparent. Their eyesight too is limited until the puppy is about eight weeks.

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