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There are many different French Bulldog colors. This post will discuss all of them – from the common ones to the rare ones. We will also include pictures of each color and their price ranges. So, whether you are just curious about French Bulldog colors or are thinking about getting one and want to know what to expect, read on!
10 Rare French Bulldog Colors
The first rare color of French Bulldogs on our list is the blue French Bulldog. Blue can come in many shades, such as blue tan, blue merle, and blue fawn.
While this coat color is called blue, it has more of a dull blue/greyish tone. It’s also not uncommon for some blue french bulldogs to have such a dark grey coat that it almost looks black.
Any coat type that is paired with blue coloring is considered rare.
The second rare color on our list is the merle french bulldog. The merle color is characterized by a mottled or splotched appearance.
This can often give the dog a “dappled” look.
The merle gene is actually a dominant gene, which means that only one parent needs to carry the gene in order for their puppy to be born with it.
While the merle color is considered rare, it is becoming more and more common as people are specifically breeding for it.
However, because it is a dominant gene, there is always the chance that two merle french bulldogs will produce a non-merle puppy.
Isabella French Bulldogs have a beautiful isabella-colored coat (light brownish).
The Isabella French Bulldog is often mistaken for Lilac. While the two look quite similar, Isabella French Bulldogs have a slightly lighter tone.
This coat color is very rare, and, as a result, Isabella French Bulldogs are often quite pricey.
The Isabella coloring can also have a merle coat, fluffy or new shade, which is the rarest coloring as of writing.
The Lilac French Bulldog is similar in color to the Isabella. The main difference is that Lilac French Bulldogs have a slightly purple-tinted, darker coat.
Lilac is also a very rare coat color, and, as such, Lilac French Bulldogs often come with a high price tag.
The Chocolate French Bulldog is, as you might have guessed, a chocolate-colored dog.
This coat color is actually created by a recessive gene.
This means that in order for a Chocolate French Bulldog to be born, both parents must be carriers of the Chocolate gene.
While this coat color is considered rare, it is not as rare as some of the others on this list.
People sometimes refer to Chocolate Frenchies as Liver coat colored.
This French Bulldog coat color is, as the name suggests, a cream or, as some people like to call it, a platinum-colored dog.
This color is caused by a dilution gene and can range in shade from very light cream to almost white. Cream/Platinum French Bulldogs are considered to be quite rare.
They are often mistaken for Albino French Bulldogs, but they are not the same thing.
The Pure Black French Bulldog has a solid black coat.
In order for a French Bulldog to be born Pure Black, both parents must be carriers of the black coat color gene.
While this coat color is not as popular as some of the others, it is still quite beautiful and sought after.
Black & Tan
The Black & Tan French Bulldog is, as I’m sure you can guess, a black and tan-colored Frenchie. The majority of their coat is black with tan markings on their face and chest. They may also have some white mixed in on their stomach/chest region as well.
Because these Frenchies have black and white, people often mistake them for standard pied French Bulldogs, but those don’t have any tan/brown markings.
The Solid White French Bulldog has a pure white-colored dog. They’re also called Albino French Bulldogs, but this is not technically accurate.
Albino French Bulldogs would have red eyes, whereas Solid White French Bulldogs have normal colored eyes.
This coat color is quite rare, and, as a result, Solid White French Bulldogs are rather pricey.
The Fluffy French Bulldog is a very unique-looking dog.
While this isn’t a different coat color, it’s undoubtedly a coat type that we couldn’t leave out of this list. What is unique is French Bulldogs can have a fluffy coat with any of the previously mentioned coat colors.
The Fluffy gene is a recessive gene, meaning that both parents must be carriers of the gene for their puppy to be born fluffy.
Fluffy French Bulldogs are much less common than non-fluffy French Bulldogs but are becoming increasingly popular.
5 Common French Bulldog Colors
The Brindle French Bulldog is one of the most common coat colors.
Brindle French Bulldogs have a dark base coat color and are marked with lighter stripes, usually brown.
The number of brindle markings can vary from dog to dog. For example, some Brindle French Bulldogs have very faint markings, while others have very pronounced markings.
Fawn French Bulldogs have a light tan or golden base coat color.
Their muzzle, eyebrows, and legs are often a bit darker than the rest of their body.
Pied French Bulldogs have a white base coat with patches of another color.
The patches can be any color, such as tan or fawn, but the most common is black.
Standard Pied French Bulldogs have more white on their body than any other color.
However, there is also a variation of the Pied French Bulldog that is called Reverse Pied.
Reverse Pied French Bulldogs have more of the secondary color than white.
The Sable French Bulldog is another common coat color.
Sable French Bulldogs have a fawn or tan base coat with black tipping.
The Tan French Bulldog is the last of the five most common French Bulldog coat colors.
Tan French Bulldogs have a white base coat along their stomach with tan on their back, eyebrows, legs, and tail. Their face and muzzles tend to be black or dark brown.
Their color can range in shade from light brown to almost black. However, the most common shade is a dark golden brown.
French Bulldog Color Price Chart
French Bulldogs, in general, are priced at a premium. It’s not only due to their popularity, though. The breeding process for French Bulldogs is much more challenging than with other dogs, which costs breeders more to breed them.
Below is the typical price range you’ll find for the different French Bulldog coat types:
|Pied||$2000 – $3500|
|Tan||$2100 – $3500|
|Reverse Pied||$2200 – $4000|
|Fawn||$2500 – $4000|
|Sable||$2500 – $4000|
|Brindle||$2500 – $4000|
|Cream||$2500 – $5,000|
|Black & Tan||$2500 – $5000|
|Solid Black||$3000 – $5000|
|Chocolate||$3500 – $7,000|
|Solid White||$4000 – $6000|
|Blue||$4000 – $7000|
|Merle||$6,000 – $8,000|
|Lilac||$7000 – $15,000|
|Isabella||$8,000 – $30,000|
|Fluffy||$10,000 – $40,000|
As you can see, there is quite a range in prices for French Bulldogs of different colors. The most expensive French Bulldogs are the Isabella and Fluffy French Bulldogs.
Brief French Bulldog History
The French Bulldog is a descendant of the English Bulldog. They were initially bred in England in the 1800s. They were bred for two main reasons: to be toy versions of English Bulldogs and to be companion dogs.
The French Bulldog was brought to France in the 1860s by English lacemakers. The breed became very popular in France and, eventually, all over Europe.
In the late 1800s, French Bulldogs were brought to America, and they quickly became popular there as well. Nowadays, French Bulldogs are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
Common Health Conditions In French Bulldogs
Unfortunately, French Bulldogs have quite a few genetic health issues. Their health issues are a big part of why people feel it’s wrong to breed certain coat types. In addition, some breeders will produce unhealthy rare French Bulldogs because of their price tag.
Unfortunately, this weakens the entire breed’s genetic health pool as more and more unhealthy Frenchies are bred. This is why purchasing a French Bulldog from a reputable breeder is so important.
While getting a French Bulldog from a reputable breed gives you the best chance of having them live a long and healthy life, Frenchies still have some more common health conditions.
Skin Fold Dermatitis
One of the most common health conditions in French Bulldogs is skin fold dermatitis. This is when the skin folds on a dog get irritated, inflamed, and potentially infected.
The skin fold dermatitis is caused by the dog’s skin being unable to dry properly because it’s constantly folded. As a result, the crevices in their skin folds never fully dry and become a breeding ground for bacteria.
This can cause many problems like hot spots, rashes, and bacterial infections as their skin folds rub together.
The good news is that skin fold dermatitis is relatively easy to treat. You just have to keep their skin folds clean and dry. This usually means cleaning them with a mild dog shampoo and then drying them off thoroughly.
You may also need to use dog-specific wipes daily to clean their skin folds. Or a few times per week at least.
French Bulldogs are also prone to allergies. These can be caused by a number of things like food, pollen, and even certain cleaning products.
Environmental, airborne allergens cause them to get irritated and inflamed skin, making them itch excessively. If left untreated and they continue to be exposed to the allergen, they may scratch themselves to the point of creating a wound.
Food allergies typically present themselves when dogs go to the bathroom. If they’re eating something they’re allergic or intolerant to, they’ll have diarrhea often and have difficulty maintaining or putting on weight.
The best way to combat allergies is to figure out what’s causing them and remove that allergen from their environment or diet.
French Bulldogs are brachycephalic dogs. This means they have short muzzles and flat faces. While this may make them adorable, it also causes a number of health problems.
One of the most common health problems caused by their short muzzle is breathing difficulties.
French Bulldogs have difficulty getting enough air because their nostrils are very small, and their soft palate is long. This combination can cause them to snore, snort, and make reverse sneezing sounds.
They can also have difficulty breathing in hot weather or after physical activity. This is why it’s so important to never over-exercise your French Bulldog or let them spend too much time outside when it’s hot.
Another common health condition in French Bulldogs is ear infections. This is because of their narrow ear canals. This makes it easy to trap moisture and creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow.
Ear infections are usually treated with antibiotics. But, if a French Bulldog has them frequently, you may need to clean their ears more often or use a dog-specific ear cleaner.
French Bulldogs are also prone to eye problems. This is because their eyes are set very far apart on their face, and they have many skin folds surrounding their eyes.
If a French Bulldog doesn’t have enough tears to keep their eyes lubricated, they may develop a condition called dry eye. This can eventually lead to ulcers on their cornea.
French Bulldogs are also prone to cherry eye. This is when the gland that produces tears pops out of place and becomes visible. It looks like a small, red cherry and can be very painful. Cherry eye is usually treated with surgery to put the gland back in place.
Conjunctivitis is also common with French Bulldog eyes. This is when the tissue that lines the inside of their eyelids becomes inflamed. It’s usually caused by allergies or an infection.
Conjunctivitis is usually treated with eye drops or ointment. But, if an infection causes it, antibiotics may also be necessary.
As you can see, many French Bulldog colors are out there. And while some of them are more common than others, all of them are beautiful in their own way.
So, if you’re thinking about getting a French Bulldog, don’t let how rare the color is be your only deciding factor. Instead, choose the color that you think is the best looking and that you’ll be happy to look at every day.
While the price tag of a French Bulldog from a reputable breeder may be intimidating, it’s absolutely worth it in the long run. By ensuring you’re getting a healthy Frenchie, you’ll be saving yourself hundreds, if not thousands, in vet bills and also ensuring your furry friend is around as long as possible.
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