Many active and daring breeds of dogs are known for their black coats and yellow eyes.
This includes the Doberman, Rottweiler, Great Dane, German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, and Black Mouth Cur.
Due to this commonality in appearance between these different breeds of dogs that have yellow eyes and black fur it would be understandable if you were to ask yourself whether or not a Pitbull can also have similar eye coloration.
Well, the short answer is yes! It’s not uncommon for Pitbulls to be born with yellow eyes.
Do black Pitbulls have yellow eyes?
It’s a common misconception that all Pitbulls have yellow eyes.
While some breeders and owners might prefer to breed dogs with yellow eyes, this doesn’t mean that every Pitbull has them.
In fact, the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize the breed of Pitbull at all because there are so many different types of dogs being called by this name.
There are three different groups within the APBT family: The traditional American Staffordshire Terrier (AmStaff), an English version called an English Bull Terrier (EBt), and an American version called an American Bully or American Bulldog (ABD).
The AmStaff is recognized by the AKC but EBts and ABDs aren’t—and neither breed has been selectively bred for any specific traits related to their coloring or physical appearance in any way whatsoever!
Why do my black pitbull eyes keep changing colors?
Pitbull’s eyes can be any number of colors, including blue, green, and brown.
The color of a dog’s eye is determined by the amount of melanin in its iris.
A black pitbull with light-colored eyes is not an uncommon sight.
When this happens, it means that the pup has a dilution gene that causes its coat pigment to be diluted throughout its body—including its eyes.
When your puppy’s irises change color over time it could mean one of these things:
- Your dog has developed cataracts (clouding at the back of his/her eye) and needs to see an ophthalmologist for treatment
- You’re looking at your dog through colored contact lenses (in which case I recommend getting help from someone other than yourself)
What are the different colors of pitbull eyes?
Pitbulls have a variety of eye colors. Some of the more common colors are black, blue (dominant or recessive), brown, grey, white, yellow, green, and red.
There are also some rarer colors that you may see in the Pitbull breed.
These include pink and purple as well as hazel which is a combination of two different eye colors (usually green/yellow).
You might find that a dog could have yellow eyes or even maroon-colored eyes.
However, it’s important to note that these colors are pretty uncommon and should be checked out by your vet as soon as possible.
Also note that many pitbulls do not have yellow eyes at all, which is why they are so sought after.
The coloration of these animals is determined by genetics and has nothing to do with their health status