Scientists traced the genetic quirk that gives huskies blue eyes

why do huskies have blue eyes

Many dog species have specific features that give them away. Bull terriers have long, flat noses, dalmatians have their iconic spots, and pugs look like little potatoes. Huskies, of course, have their own special feature in the form of icy blue eyes, and now a team of researchers from dog DNA startup Embark has attempted to isolate the specific genetic quirk that gives them their special peepers.

The research, which was published in PLOS Genetics, was conducted using the DNA of over 6,000 dogs along with questionnaires and photos provided by owners. With a wealth of data at their disposal, the researchers were able to isolate what they believe is the smoking gun for blue eyes.

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