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Wolves are naturally born with light colored eyes, of course, eye color does not have anything to do with temperament, but it certainly did have an effect on breeding.
The "cold, heartless stare" of the wolf, made us "civilized" folks pretty nervous, and as we domesticated the wolf, and started breeding selectively when we were creating most of the breeds that originated from Europe, eye color was a breeding selection choice. We bred for darker colored eyes, that made us feel more "comfortable" with man's best friend.
Today, in domesticated breeds, the yellow eye color is linked to the "liver dilute" coat color gene. Have not ever seen your dog, but my guess is that it has a light tan head coloration to it.
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