Salis, before breeding a person should understand the genetics of their breed and what traits are dominant. I have no idea.. but I do know that in Rotties, few responsible breeders will breed a light eyed dog as it is serious for our breed.
As for Arlene's response.. if you are suggesting that a gene matters whether it comes from the bitch or stud, it doesn't unless it is a sex linked gene. Maybe I misunderstood what you are saying.
I do know that eye color is connected to coat color in many if not most breeds as well as nose. A big problem in Chows is that cream chows end up almost exclusively with light noses. Light noses are a "no no" for chows, so they can't win. They were trying to get an exclusion to the dark nose made for Cream chows, but honestly haven't looked in a while.. oh heck let me look.. NOPE, still a DQ:
Disqualifying Fault – Nose spotted or distinctly other color than black, except in blue Chows which may have solid blue or slate noses.
Okay so the answer is probably that it depends on the color of the coat whether you end up with lighter eyes and nose since it seems connected with most breeds I have read coat color genetics on. But then, again, I do NOT know basenji genetics.