Whenever I’m out with Jasmine, I always get inquiries about her eye. Generally, the inquiry goes, “Does your dog have a blind eye?” I shake my head and say, “No, she has one blue eye and one brown eye.” A woman responded today, “Oh, just like David Bowie!”
Her blue eye actually has a technical term–it’s called a Walleye. A Walleye is “A blue- or pearl- colored eye caused by a whitening of the iris.” In Jasmine’s case, her iris is not only a beautiful blue but the sclera around the iris is also a pearly bluish white. She also has a fleck of blue in her brown eye.
This Walleye is a major breed “fault” in all dachshunds except her coloring–dapple. Her beautiful silver dapple markings make her more unique and pretty. I love her coloring, and because of her unusual features, she attracts a lot of attention wherever she goes. Well, it’s not only her unusual coloring and bright blue eye. She’s just so darn cute that people can’t help but smile.
Of course, I’m a bit biased. Um…no…she’s just darn cute.