Differentaiting Color

Can dogs differentiate color?



Research- Dogs do see colors, but the colors that they see are neither as rich nor as many as those seen by humans. The eyes of both people and dogs contain special light catching cells called cones that respond to color.


Materials- German Shepard named Winston 95 lbs. 1 year and a half, blue, Green, Pink color paper, and Milk-Bone MarcoSnacks.


Hypothesis- I believe Winston will be able to differentiate the color Green from the other colors within a small time span.  


Procedure- Twice a day for Ten days I will hold up each color of paper, blue, green, and pink spontaneously.For the first two days I will tell him to come from where he is sitting when I hold up a Green paper and give him a treat. On the other colors he will get nothing and he shouldn’t sit until the Green one is held up.


Results/ Data Analysis-Day one- 0/8 Day two- 0/8 Day three- 3/8 of the times in the afternoon Winston was sick Day four- 5/8 of the times   Day Five- 2/8 Day six- 5/8 Day seven- 6/8  Day eight- 5/8

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