How Far Can A Dog See?

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(image: Crusoe the ‘celebrity dachshund’)

A dog can see at 20 feet what a normal human can see clearly at 80 feet. In other words, the vision acuity (focus, sharpness) for a dog is worse than that of a human. An object that we can see clearly may appear to be blurred to a dog looking at it from the same distance.

Most all dogs, including the dachshund, have about 20:80 vision.

But they can ‘see’ better than us in other ways:


 
Dogs can detect motion better than humans can.

Dogs can see far better in dim light than we can.

 
Interesting Factoid:
When your dog recognizes you on sight, it is more likely because he recognizes your typical movements than that he actually recognizes your face!

Related: Can Your Dachshund See Color?