LOL I'll blow your mind. You can take a BLIND dog on a hike! My Aunt has had several blind Saint Bernards. The last one came to her with her brother at a year old when the housing market crashed. My Aunt has 30 years of fostering Saint Bernards and is very good with giant breeds. She took this dog everywhere. It walked on walks and even came to our house for a visit. I saw her hesitate for a few minutes till she heard the foot pattern, but you'd NEVER have guessed she was blind! In fact my Aunt said the first owners swore up and down they didn't know she was blind the entire time they had her! I've fostered a blind Beagle puppy. She was AMAZING! The breeder gave us a male to to be her guide for life, and she ran and played with him normally. Once and awhile in my very uneven ground she'd stumble, but she was full of life and happy. Now deaf dogs have a little harder time, but I've fostered several young deaf dogs too LOLHello,
So I am currently looking at dogs to adopt and I came upon this one dog who I am absolutely in love with. Sadly, this dog needed to have one of his eyes removed but, the information for the dog said he was still acting like any other dog with no problems adjusting.
This is all great but I am a very active person, where I go on hikes quiet frequently and I sometimes go on trails that don't have the best terrain. Would this be a problem for this dog? I understand there would be a depth perception issue and I'm worried about the risk of injury to the dog (I mean more than the normal risk in any hiking adventures).
I am wondering if, despite missing an eye, if a dog could still go on hikes?