Yes dogs can see in color, but their perception of color is not the same as humans. And, they can see various shades of blue as well as differentiate between closely related shades of gray that the human eye can not distinquish. However for the sake of my joke I went with the common misconception lol.
I had an argument with a geneticist about this. I choose (I can offer no proof, just an opinion) to believe that dogs can see in color. She chose to sit on the rods and cones theory.
A few months, perhaps a year, ago, I read an article (might have been in National Geographic magazine) that stated that herbivores see in color, which was not known until recently. I called her up and she had read the same article. Refused to believe it. Recently read that bats can distinguish colors. Why not dogs? I've also known "racist" dogs. How do they discriminate without seeing colors (I'm speaking about black folks and white folks, I've known dogs that go both ways)?
Edited by Volatility, 11 April 2013 - 04:54 PM.