Puppy wall eyed Questions

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  1. Umberto De Pasquale

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    Puppy wall eyed

    Hello everyone,
    I am very new in this forum and I also soon it would start my first experience with a French puppy.
    I am here to ask your sincere and professional advice.
    As I mentioned , I will soon get a French puppy , who born last month from a French bulldog’s litter .
    I am now in touch with the actual owner and she’s always send me picture of him and now that he is opening his eyes looks like he got some wall eyed!
    Do you know if it is a normal caratheristic of a puppy , which will goes away with the time or should I check better and ask to a professional.
    I honestly don’t want to risk since I am paying v ru much and honestly i don’t want to run in any kind of issue.
    I really hope any of you would be able to give me some honest pieces of advices and I will look forward to receive them.
    Many thanks in advance .
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  3. Malka

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    Hello Umberto and welcome to Breedia.

    I cannot give you any definitive advice/information but very young puppies who have just opened their eyes are like newborn human babies. Their eyes are open but they cannot focus so it is possible that they squint or are wall-eyed until the muscles controlling the eyes are able to "set" the eyes in a direct focussing position.

    Whether this information will help you I do not know, but you will not be able to actually know whether the puppy's eyes will straighten until he is able to focus.

    However, it is always best to get the opinion of a dog eye specialist if you are concerned.
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    Are you referring to a puppy with a squint, or a puppy with no - or patchy - melanin in his irises? Whatever the condition, if you are not happy with the way that the puppy looks, - walk away.
    You say that you are paying a lot of money for this puppy, so you need one that is right for you. You will be looking into those eyes for many years to come.
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    Carole, wall-eyed is the opposite of a squint. It is when one or both of the eyes turn out - Marty Feldman being an extreme example, and if you look at pictures of the singer Ed Sheeran you will see a very mild wall-eye.
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    But 'wall eye' can have several different meanings in dogs.
    Some call a china eye, wall-eyed, some call incomplete pigmentation - brown patches on a blue eye - a wall eye. I thought that ultra pale blue (husky) eyes was the more common meaning in dogs and horses, though true enough, the glide does exist in some breeds. This is why I asked the OP to clarify which the condition was.
    I still believe that the puppy's expression has to really appeal to the buyer, otherwise there is bound to be a lingering disappointment. To me, eyes are a very important component of a dog's expression.
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    I must admit that I did not know that "wall eye" had different meanings in dogs. But you are correct in saying that a puppy's expression has to really appeal to his/her new owner - I cannot imagine Tikva looking at me with the expressions her eyes show, and Pereg and Lexi were the same.

    However, I still think that a puppy whose eyes have only just opened cannot really be judged on how their eyes will develop once they are able to focus and see properly.
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    Hello everyone, thanks for all your replies.
    Anyway I did not mean squint.
    It just looks his left eyes look in different ways and still can not see straight.
    As you said Malka, and also the owner told me as well, it can be something the puppy will fix once he grows.
    But can I feel sure and relaxed on this or should I consult a professional vet?
    Would they be able to see if it is a puppy’s features ?
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    He possibly will not be able to see straight until his eye muscles are strong enough to keep his eyes straight, but if you are the slightest bit concerned it is best to consult a vet.

    I am not sure if this picture will come out OK [problems with posting photographs] but if you look you should see that a not-quite-three-week-old Tikva does not have straight eyes, although they straightened within a week.

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    And - even with my spectacles my own eyes are not 100% straight on.
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    Thank you very much Malka.
    I will follow your advice and then consult a vet to have a double assurance.
    Your little babe is beautiful by the way
    I will anyway keep you posted.
    Many many thanks
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    My little Tikva will be three-years-old next Tuesday! From under 500g to 5.7kg she has done extremely well and is rather cute :049:

    Please check with a vet though as I am not an expert, but that photograph definitely shows that Tikva's eyes were not straight at that age.

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