When do puppies open their eyes?
When do puppies open their eyes? This is the most asking question about puppies. Solid answer is between seven days to three weeks after Birth. You may think, why this duration is long? Actually It depends on dog breeds and nutrition level of mother’s milk. I’ll describe popular puppy breed’s eyes opening duration later, keep reading this post.
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I know you cannot wait to see little cute puppy growing fast. so you must keep watching puppies in this period carefully. Most of female dogs protect their puppies during this period. So they don’t let touch their puppies to strangers. Honestly, I like that puppy mother behavior, because it protect little puppies naturally.In addition to that environment variables such as air movement and temperature must be controlled carefully. In my personal opinion is, if mother alive keep puppies with mother. Don’t try to touch them or show others to as miracle. But if there any special attention puppies, meet veterinary doctor for further treatments.
In this period (before puppies open their eyes), Puppy senses are not growing well enough. When puppies open their eyes, ears also start to hear voices. With this growing processes, senses also “open” to environment. Then they can identify mother and other puppies. Up to 5 weeks period is highly vulnerable to diseases. Puppies mother’s milk is most important nutrition than artificial food in market. So always try to keep everything natural.
Let’s find out When do puppies open their eyes according to their breeds.
For Bulldog puppies it takes at least 3 weeks to open their eyes. This 3rd week is known as their “Big week”. With their eyes open, Bulldog puppies turn in to social standpoint. Mother will take care about puppies and clean them. So we can have rest. 🙂
As we all know Chihuahua is little cuties that have small bodies. They will take at least 10 days to open eyes. After 10th day it becomes transaction period, having ability to see world and hear things. When open their eyes, they are dark blue and its so attractive. But unfortunately they change within few months.
German Shepherd Puppies
It will take two weeks to open eyes to GSD. In this period German Shepherd Puppies will begin to more independent from mother. After two weeks they start waking slowly and start fighting each other. This is the most cutest period begins. Click Here to know more about German Shepherd Dogs
Golden Retriever Puppies
New born Golden Retriever Puppies are open their eyes within 10 to 14 days. All puppies eyes are blue when they first open. We must keep away from bright lights, because eyes are not develop well in this period. Click here to know more about Golden Retriever Dogs
Husky Puppies eyes are not will open until two weeks from birth. They have light blue eyes when birth, but eyes color will disappear within 5 to 8 weeks. With this eyes opening puppies will turn to more active. If you plan to teach skills to husky, this is most suitable period.
This little cute puppies take two to four weeks to open eyes. along with eyes, ears, sense, and teeth will be begin to develop. With this they are sensitive to loud noises and environment changes.But puppies are completely dependent on there mothers on this period.
It will take 10 days to open their eyes for Pomeranian Puppies. For this puppies, sometimes have eye infections. if you see, puppy try to open eyes and he can’t (swelling) ,then you can treat the lid with warm wet compress and help him to open eyes. If you not sure, meet veterinary doctor for further treatments.
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After two weeks Pug Puppies are able to open their eyes. Now he is able to recognize his mother, brothers, sisters and owner. Not like other dogs, if you feel pug mother is uncomfortable when you get puppy, return he immediately.
These Puppies Open their eyes around 14 days. Don’t try to open Sealed eyelids, it will protect nerves and membranes from external facts like light. Please let it happen naturally. Mothers are little aggressive, So be careful when you touch puppies.Click here to know more about Rottweiler Puppies
Shih Tzu Puppies
These little dogs will take 10 days to open their eyes. But it says their eyes are remain cloudy for approximately 2 more weeks. After 3 weeks eyes are fully growth.
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So, You can get idea about the question When do puppies open their eyes? All Dog breed types get at least 4 weeks to full grown eyes.
Here is brief points about this article.
- Puppies born with closed eyes and ears.
- After two – three weeks, eyes will open. Duration is depend on Dog breed.
- Don’t try to open eyes by force. Let it go with naturally.
- Don’t open to puppies for bright lights.
- Mother dog will aggressive sometimes. Be careful about it.
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