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Whit Haw

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by NewmanBoxer, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. NewmanBoxer

    NewmanBoxer Boxer Pal

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    Hey everyone!
    So I think my new puppy, Franklin, has a white haw in his left eye. I did a lot of research to figure out what that even was, so if I am mistaken I apologize! I believe one is black, and one is white. I noticed it because when he looks to the side it almost looks like he is cross eyed because it is so white. does anyone know if his haw will eventually change black? Or if it will even be noticeable when he gets older? He is only 7 weeks. Obviously we will love him to the moon and back regardless, I am just curious if anyone else can relate.

    Thanks!
    Dayna
     
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    The rim pigment of the nictating membrane (often referred to as the haws) is what it is at birth. The pigmentation doesn't change with time, so whether it is unpigmented or has a black rim, that is what it will always be.

    The extent to which they are visible depends on the shape of the eyes, or loose the bottom eyelid is. Unpigmented haws are generally more noticeable anyway as they can give the appearance of a "lazy eye" since it looks like the white of the eye is showing.
     
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