The Different Types of French Bulldogs
The French bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog. They’re also known as clown dog due to their fun-loving nature or frog dog due to their wide round head and how they spread their hind legs when sitting. Frenchies are actually the cutest dogs on the planet.
They are compact with heavy bones and muscular. They have a height of 11-13 inches and a weight not exceeding 28 pounds. They are also known for their wrinkled face, bat ears, dark nose, and dark round eyes.
French bulldogs require a lot of human care and they shouldn’t be left alone for too long. Being alone for long especially when they’re young makes them develop separation anxiety which is characterized by behaving in a destructive manner such as chewing household items.
French Bulldogs Colours
French Bulldogs have varying coat colors. The coat color is dependent on the gene of the father and the mother. The most common colors are fawn, brindle, white and pied. Here is a guide that will help you choose which French bulldog is right for you.
The Fawn French Bulldog
The Fawn Frenchies have tan-colored coats ranging from a light tan, golden tan, dark reddish tan, and cream. The dark reddish fawns are known as the red-fawns. Fawns have a dark face and ears. They also have a smooth color with no brindle patterns.
The Brindle French Bulldog
The Brindle Frenchies have a dark coat lighter colored strands. Their head, chest, neck, and toes are decorated with white. The Strong Brindle French Bulldog has a muddle of tan and brown coloration that makes their coat look like a sultry walking carpet. The Brindle French Bulldogs also comes with varieties of patterns.
The Tiger Brindle Frenchies
They have clusters of light colored hairs that make their coat resemble that of a tiger.
The Seal Brindle Frenchies
They have light white hairs that are sometimes invisible. The invisible white hair can make them easily mistaken with the pure black Frenchies.
The Black Brindle Frenchies
This is the most popular color and species of French Bulldogs.
The Brindle Pied Frenchie
They have a white coat with a variety of dark patches and darker shades throughout their coat. Some have a dark shade around one eye and some spots on their feet. Others have multiple separate patches while others have blacks around their back and face.
The Pied French Bulldog
Pied Frenchies have an eggshell/white colored coat with a couple of dark patches. Most of Pied Frenchies have one patch around one eye that gives them their personality.
The Blue/Grey French Bulldog
This is a rare species of French Bulldogs as a result of inheritance of diluted genes from their parents. The diluted genes affect the pigmentation of black color turning it into a blue-grey pattern.
The Cream French Bulldog
The Cream Frenchies are diluted fawns. They have a creamy eggshell colored coat.
The Sable French Bulldog
The Sable French Bulldog has a fawn coat with strings of dark hair. The hair becomes darker from back to the front end.
The Blue Sable French Bulldog
The Blue Sable French Bulldog has a fawn coat with strings of blue tipped hairs on the back.
The Rare Color Species of French Bulldogs
The Blue, Merle, and other rare color species of French Bulldog are prone to allergies and poor health conditions due to their genetic disorder known as Color Dilution Alopecia. The disorder causes hair shaft deterioration hence the stunt hair growth that eventually leads to hair loss and baldness.
There is no possible solution to this disorder but if you own one of these rare color French Bulldog you should never use strong and harsh grooming products. If you don’t a French Bulldog and you’re looking forward to acquiring one it’s advisable to go for the common and popular species to avoid the need for great care.
The Blue Frenchies are associated with skin baldness and inflammation that cause cracks and ruptures on the skin that facilitate Staph infections. They have a weak immune system that causes the death of newborn pups in the first few weeks after their birth.
The Merle French Bulldog isn’t a purebred. It is a cross breed of French Bulldog with other breeds like Chihuahuas. The Merles are prone to blindness, eye anomalies, deafness, structural defects, and higher birth mortality.