Monday, June 25, 2012

Franki the Blue-Eyed Black Lab/Dalmatian Mix?

Hmmmmmm.  Living with a totally black dog with bright blue eyes got me curious about blue-eyed dogs in general.  It's a lot more common to see blue eyes with white, spotted, or merle coats, so it's a bit of a surprise for most people to see a jet black dog with blue eyes.  Franki is obviously a mixed-breed dog and looks "labby" around the head for sure.  She weighs 50 pounds and is much leaner than Labradors in general.  

Franki's size and body shape is much like a Dalmatian's.

And her frosty blue eyes are endlessly captivating.

I also learned that it's relatively common for Dalmatians to have blue eyes. 

So I am left to wonder ... is Franki a Black Labrador / Dalmatian Mix?

Regardless, she is a great dog and has brought so much joy and energy to our home. 

Franki reminds me a bit of the 101 Dalmatians pups covered in soot. ... only hers doesn't wash off.  :-)

"It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive in the dog."  ~Charles Darwin

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  1. I have a one year old dog that looks almost exactly like your Franki but mine has tan coloring on her legs. She also has the same body type as Franki and I was so curious about what she was that I got a DNA test. The results were interesting - Bloodhound, Siberian Husky, Mastiff and Golden Retriever mix. Whatever she is I think she and Franki are so stunning

    1. Wow, that's an interesting combination for sure! I'm endlessly curious about Franki's origins and I never get tired of looking at her. She's got such a sweet and funny personality, too. I'm so glad someone else decided she was just "trash" so she could come into my life and enrich it. ... and I love hearing from other people who have blue-eyed dogs. :-)

  2. I have a german sheperd/siberian husky mix. She has these dazzling crystal blue eyes that actually appear to tirn white when hit by sunlight. She also was a rescue. Your dog is so beautiful. I also have a black lab, he is such a loving momma's boy.

    1. Thanks for sharing! Dogs with blue eyes are endlessly fascinating ... Franki's also appear white or almost white in the bright sun. .... so glad to hear from another lover of rescues. Smoochies to both your sweet poochies. :-)


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