Do you agree that a blue French bulldog is one of the most adorable coat colors in this breed? The unreal-looking blue hue of the coat catches everyone’s eyes so we should not be surprised by the fact that they are one of the most expensive dogs today. Who doesn’t love a Frenchie? I know you’re interested in learning everything about them and what makes their personality so different from other breeds. Well, read on for some insider secrets!
A blue French bulldog is said to be high-class but if it’s time to get treated like royalty then make sure the pet gets pampered with special care because these dogs are on a higher tendency to suffer from certain health issues if bought from an unreliable breeder.
How is a blue French bulldog created?
The secret of a blue French bulldog is hidden in its genes. As a reputable breeder, I know that there are some common misconceptions about blue-colored dogs like they usually show dozens of health issues in the future but as long as both parents were healthy and carried on their genetic traits then you won’t see any problems with your pup down the road!
These mousy creatures are famous for their lovely, affectionate, and witty natures. They easily adapt to any type of environment, so that’s why it’s not surprising why they take the high 4th position in homes around the world.
Dogs with a grey-blue coat carry the dilute gene, which is said to lead them towards healthiness. However, this misconception has most likely come from Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA). CDA occurs when there’s an error in one copy of their DNA and affects breeds that develop white or black hairless patches. CDA was actually caused by faulty versions where there should be two alleles present, one dl and another dd+, which causes them both not to function properly resulting in visible hair loss all over their bodies including around their face area due mostly because they lack any pigmentation at all!
To escape any potential genetic problems, reliable breeders carefully select dogs for mating. They perform a number of health checks to choose the right dam and sir.
A blue French bulldog is the most unique and unusual dog you can imagine. With a coat that ranges from almost black to dark grey, they really stand out in any crowd! When both parents are the carriers of dilute genes, there is a 99% probability that the puppy(s) will be a carrier of that gene as well.
Why is a blue French bulldog so expensive and what’s their average price?
If you’ve been searching to buy a blue Frenchie, then you probably realized these pooches are fairly higher in price from standard-colored Frenchies. Blue French bulldogs require to go through additional health checks, artificial insemination, prenatal care, C-section, and postnatal care which represent costs for breeders.
Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised by their high market price. The average price of a blue French bulldog goes up to 10,000 $ and the lowest price scale is about 2,000$.
The price of a blue Frenchie will depend on the carried genes, puppy’s parents, the number of puppies in a litter, and performed health checks. Although blue French bulldogs are not recognized by the AKC and English Kennel Club, they are one of the most popular dogs on the market.
What to look for when buying a blue French bulldog?
When buying a Frenchie, it’s important to find a reputable and trusted breeder. Buying this type of puppy for a small amount of money should sound suspicious to you from the start. The low price is a clear sign that the puppy you want to buy is of poor genetics, health, and that the breeder works as a puppy mill.
To make sure the dog you want to buy is right for you, these questions can help you make a decision:
- Who are the puppy’s parents? Ask the breeder to see them.
- Have the health tests been performed on the pet’s parents?
- What is the breeder’s experience with this dog breed?
- Has the puppy been vaccinated?
- Ask to see the conditions in the litter where your potential puppy lives.
- How does he socialize the puppies?
- How many puppies have been in a litter?
- Does he provide any health guarantee or lifetime support?
What are possible coat color variations of a blue French bulldog?
Some people say that French Bulldogs have the most unique appearance among all dogs. These friendly pups are loyal and playful, but they also come in an array of colors including blue, lilac, and merle!
Blue Fawn Frenchies have a sort of dusky-looking coat. They are carriers of a double recessive gene and also two genes for the fawn color. On these pooches, the patches of dark blue hue also carry a brindle gene which is the most visible on the ears, back, around the muzzle, and around the eyes. This rare-colored Frenchie is also one of the most expensive ones on the market.
Blue Merle French Bulldog
To get a litter of blue-merle Frenchies, a breeder has to select one merle and one blue French bulldog. The good news is that the merle gene is dominant, so there are 90% higher chances to get puppies of blue-merle pooches.
Blue Brindle French bulldog
The brindle blue Frenchies will get a visible pattern all over their bodies from their 4th week of life. They may also have a brown, yellowish, blue, or grey color of eyes.
Blue Pied French bulldogs
Even though a perfectly pied Frenchie is difficult to produce, mating a pied Frenchie with a blue one will result in this pattern. The pied pattern is usually found on legs, chest, cheeks, above the muzzle, or it can cover only one side of the face.