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* Commercials for the Sega UsefulNotes/GameGear [[TakeThat mocked the]] UsefulNotes/GameBoy's monochromatic screen by having a dog stare at the two handhelds, with the announcer saying "If you were colorblind and had an IQ of less than 12, then you wouldn't care which portable you had. Of course, you wouldn't care if you drank from the toilet, either." Views from the dog's eyes are shown in black and white.

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* ''Fanfic/TheBoltChronicles'': Inverted in "The Paris Tip", where Bolt, Mittens, and Berlioz are depicted as having a realistic amount of color vision for their species, more limited than humans but not fully color blind. Mittens and Berlioz, for example, are able to see the blue stained glass at Sainte-Chapelle.
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' has a few scenes where the viewer sees through the monkeys' eyes and they see in monochrome, though unusually for this trope, they see only in brown instead of gray. This is despite the fact that monkeys have the same colour vision as humans and other primates.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' has a few scenes where the viewer sees through the monkeys' eyes and they see in monochrome, though unusually for this trope, they see only in brown instead of gray. This is despite the fact that While color vision in new-world monkeys have (like the same colour vision ones shown here) isn't as great as that of humans and other primates.old-world monkeys, they can still see shades of blue and green.


* When seeing through the dog protagonist Jake's eyes in ''VideoGame/DogsLife'' everything is DeliberatelyMonochrome except for the brightly coloured scents (which are StylizedForTheViewer).

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* When seeing through the dog protagonist Jake's eyes in ''VideoGame/DogsLife'' everything is DeliberatelyMonochrome except for the brightly coloured scents (which are StylizedForTheViewer). This trope is downplayed as the colors are very faded, rather than truly grayscale.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' has a few scenes where the viewer sees through the monkeys' eyes and they see in monochrome, though unusually for this trope, they see only in brown instead of gray. This is despite the fact that monkeys have the same colour vision as humans and other primates.


* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4coo78gKTY this]] ''Advertising//MAndMs'' commerical, Yellow finds a bloodhound to hunt down the Grey Impostor. But since dogs only see black & white, the dog mistakes Red for the imposter and swallows him.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4coo78gKTY this]] ''Advertising//MAndMs'' ''Advertising/MAndMs'' commerical, Yellow finds a bloodhound to hunt down the Grey Impostor. But since dogs only see black & white, the dog mistakes Red for the imposter and swallows him.


* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4coo78gKTY this]] ''M&M's'' commerical, Yellow finds a bloodhound to hunt down the Grey Impostor. But since dogs only see black & white, the dog mistakes Red for the imposter and swallows him.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4coo78gKTY this]] ''M&M's'' ''Advertising//MAndMs'' commerical, Yellow finds a bloodhound to hunt down the Grey Impostor. But since dogs only see black & white, the dog mistakes Red for the imposter and swallows him.

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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] and referenced in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=2052 This]] ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' strip, which recolors [[http://strips.garfield.com/iimages1200/1993/ga931010.gif this strip]] as a dog would ''realistically'' see it. The author points out that most people would fall for the "black and white" mistake.


It's a common misconception that animals, especially dogs and cats, see in only black and white. This is based on very old and outdated research. ScienceMarchesOn, with more modern research indicating that different species see differently and some animals can even see colours that humans can't. Domestic dogs, for example, aren't completely colorblind but they see colours less clearly than humans. Dogs don't differentiate orange and yellow well, but they can tell various shades of blue and green.

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It's a common misconception that animals, especially dogs and cats, see in only black and white. This is based on very old and outdated research. ScienceMarchesOn, with more modern research indicating that different species see differently and some animals can even see colours that humans can't. Domestic dogs, for example, aren't completely colorblind but they see colours less clearly than humans. Dogs don't differentiate orange and yellow well, but they can tell various shades of blue and green.
green.[[note]]Dogs are dichromatic, while humans are trichromatic. That is, dogs only have two types of cones (blue, yellow), while humans have three (red, blue, green). So, while dogs don't see only in black and white, they are sort of red-green colorblind. "Sort of" because yellow is a combination of red and green light.[[/note]]

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* Downplayed in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. The Liese twins, being shapshifting cats, are not outright colorblind, but they are implied to have a much more narrow range of color vision than humans given that [[spoiler:their Nanoha and Fate disguises get the colors of the Barrier Jackets wrong.]]


SubTrope to ArtisticLicenseBiology.

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SubTrope to ArtisticLicenseBiology.
ArtisticLicenseBiology. Contrast with UnexpectedlyHumanPerception.


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* Due to ScienceMarchesOn, ''Literature/TheFoxAndTheHound'' depicts canines as completely colorblind.


* It's mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' that Zoe (a dog) can't see red. It's likely going for this trope, but it is actually AccidentallyAccurate as dogs don't see red.

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* It's mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' that Zoe (a dog) can't see red. It's likely going for this trope, but it is actually AccidentallyAccurate AccidentallyCorrectWriting as dogs don't see red.


* ''Literature/{{Silverwing}}'': Kenneth Oppel mentions in the author's note that bats see in black-and-white, and points out that he never mentions any other color in the book.

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* ''Literature/{{Silverwing}}'': Kenneth Oppel mentions in the author's note that bats see in black-and-white, and points out that he never mentions any other color in the book. It has since been discovered that at least some bats do see in color.

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* ''Literature/{{Silverwing}}'': Kenneth Oppel mentions in the author's note that bats see in black-and-white, and points out that he never mentions any other color in the book.


* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' Florence, a wolf, is colorblind. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fv02570.htm She was genetically engineered that way.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' Florence, a wolf, is colorblind. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fv02570.htm She was genetically engineered that way.]]way]] to make room for more important improvements to her vision.

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