A Full Guide To The 7 Different Blue French Bulldog Types

The growing popularity of blue French bulldogs has been skyrocketing over the years thanks to its 7 different color types.

This guide will introduce you to all the different blue French bulldog colors they visually can be, so you can find the perfect one for you.

In this article, we will go over what exactly a blue french bulldog is, and the different types of blue colors they can be.

I will tell you about any health issues they may have, what is their standard size and weight, do blue Frenchies make good pets and how much are they.

What Is A Blue French Bulldog?

For a blue french bulldog to be visually blue it needs to carry two recessive copies of the dilute gene.

This gene affects the two primary color pigments in your blue Frenchies coat by causing a mutation that lightens the coat color and gives it a blueish hue appearance.

The shade of blue will depend on what other color genes your French bulldog carries. 

The dilution gene, more commonly known as the D gene, gets its name from DNA companies that test your Frenchie’s DNA/color genes.

In these tests, you will see the dilution gene section which will have a range of letters that will tell you if your Frenchie is carrying one copy, two copies, or no copies of blue.

If your Frenchie carries two copies of the dilution gene, the results will show “dd.” If your Frenchie only has one copy, the results will show “Dd,” If the puppy doesn’t have any copies of the gene, the results will show “DD.”

 The 7 Different Shades Of Blue A Blue Frenchie Can Be

Blue Fawn French Bulldog
 

Blue Fawn

This variation of a blue french bulldog is a dog that carries two copies of the dilute gene (dd) but does not carry the dominant black gene (brindle). These blue Frenchies will have a fawn-colored coat with a blue hue to it.

Blue Brindle French Bulldog
 

Blue Brindle

This type of blue french bulldog will be carrying two copies of the dilute gene (dd) and the dominant black gene “brindle” (kyky).

These blue Frenchies will be visually blue, and the brindle gene may give the coat tiger-looking

strips, or sometimes you can’t see any of the brindle patterns. A fun fact about the bindle gene is that it is a pattern gene and not a color gene.

This type of blue Frenchies is the most common type you will see today. One of the reasons for this is that the brindle gene is dominant and is very prevalent in this dog breed and will cover all recessive color genes.

Blue and Tan French Bulldog
 

Blue & Tan

These blue Frenchies carry two copies of the dilute gene (dd). It does not have the dominant black gene (brindle) but has the tri-color gene.

The tri-color gene, more commonly known as tan points, is a pattern that affects the pigmentation of your Frenchies legs, chest, and face. Visually the tan points will give your Frenchies these stunning and desirable tan markings.

Solid Blue French Bulldog
 

Solid Blue With No Brindle

Solid blue Frenchies will have no brindle and these blue French bulldogs will carry two copies of the blue gene (dd). It will not carry the dominant black gene (brindle), but it must have two copies of the Recessive Solid gene (aa).

The recessive solid gene “aa” is one of the hardest color variations to come by since it takes multiple recessive copies of this gene while also not carrying the brindle pattern gene. Its blue coat color will visually give a smooth coat color look to these small dogs that are stunning.

Blue Pied French Bulldog

Blue Pied

These blue Frenchies carry two copies of the blue gene (dd) and will also be carrying two copies of the piebald gene (SS). Its blue coat will visually have large portions of white throughout its body with the spots being the color blue.

 
Blue Merle French Bulldog
 

Blue Merle

This type of blue Frenchie is very unique and incredible to see in person, it will have a very broken-up pattern with different shades of light grey to dark grey and blue patterns throughout its body.

The merle gene (Mm) is like the brindle gene it is a dominant gene and will only need one copy to visually be a blue merle. I will also note that you never breed a merle dog to another merle dog because you will cause significant health problems and possible death to French bulldog puppies.

Blue Cream French Bulldog
 

Blue Cream

This blue French bulldog appearance will visually be all white and you will not be able to see any other color. The cream gene (ee) is a recessive gene that takes two copies to be visual and what is unique about this gene is that it will cover all other color and pattern genes the dogs are carrying.

Health Issues That Blue Frenchies May Have

Color Dilution Alopecia

The primary health issue associated with the blue gene is a coat disease called color dilution alopecia (CDA). This disease is an uncommon hereditary mutation that dilute dogs could get, the main sign of color dilution alopecia will cause hair thinning and hair loss in your dog’s coat.

Currently, color dilution alopecia isn’t curable but the good news is it is very manageable. You will not see any signs of this disease in your blue French bulldog until around six months old.

Some of the skin issues you may see will be itchy skin, and hair thinning and you may even have patches of hair loss.

If any of these issues start to arise, I would first talk to your vet and see if they have any recommendations on treatment and what kind of options you can take.

Allergies

It will usually be a food allergy or an environmental allergy, a common sign of this will be excessive licking of their paws.

Heat Stroke  

When your Frenchie gets too hot and overheats from being exposed to warm temperatures for too long or has had excessive exercise.

Stenotic Nares

Is when the blue Frenchie has narrow nostrils that are too close together and cause obstructed airways and making it difficult to breathe.

Elongated Soft Palate 

Your French Bulldog will have a longer-than-average palate causing noisy breathing.

Blue Fawn French Bulldog
 

Blue French Bulldog Standard Size & Weight

According to the French bulldog club, the size and weight of a standard French bulldog are the same as a blue french bulldog with the height being 11 to 13 inches, measuring from the ground to the top of his shoulders, and weighing anywhere from 22 to 28 pounds.

Even though the French bulldog club doesn’t recognize the blue French bulldog because its color is considered a fad color and it isn’t allowed to participate in any AKC dog shows. Blue Frenchies are still the same as any Frenchie you will see just with unique coat color.

All blue Frenchies should still strive to be this standard height and weight. In recent years breeders have started making different versions of french bulldogs. Some will be very small and compact, and others will be huge and have long bodies.

The size and build of a french bulldog can be challenging to predict when they are puppies, regardless of the size and appearance of their parents. It will depend on the parent’s bloodlines, how far they go back with selective breeding for these unique color/pattern genes will determine what consistency these dogs can produce.

These unique traits of color/pattern genes only started being selectively bred into French bulldogs 30 years ago. The newer color/pattern genes haven’t had enough time to consistently produce and breed undesirable traits out of the breed, thus giving the colored Frenchies various sizes and unwanted characteristics.

French Bulldogs With Kids

Do Blue French Bulldogs Make Good Family Pets?

Blue French Bulldogs are amazing and one of the best dog breeds to own. Make sure you research the breed and know all the possible health issues and daily requirements your Frenchie may need.

Frenchies love to be around their family and to be your little sidekick. They may be small, but they think they are big dogs.

They have hilarious and unique personalities making them a pleasure to be with.

French bulldogs are the perfect breed for children because they are very gentle and will quickly adjust to your children’s pace. Even though this dog breed is small in size and stature, they are pretty durable, making them an excellent option for kids.

A blue French Bulldog doesn’t require much living space and doesn’t need a huge yard. It only needs about 15 minutes a day of exercise, making them an ideal breed for people who live in apartments or do not have a big backyard.

 I think a blue french bulldog would make a great addition to any family that is wanting to add a family member. Still, you need to realize there is a significant expense in buying one, and the yearly upkeep can be expensive.

Blue French Bulldog Puppies
 

How Much Does A Blue French Bulldog Cost?

Yes, Blue French Bulldogs are very expensive to buy if you want a healthy, well-bred Frenchie, you can expect to pay anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000. 

Things That Will Impact The Price

Health & Structure

When buying a blue french bulldog, the most important thing to consider is the health of the parents and even grandparents of the puppy.

Ensure the parents have been health tested thoroughly and preferably OFA cleared on all appropriate testing for the french bulldog breed.

Gender

The gender of blue French bulldog puppies will impact the price quite a bit with boys being significantly less than girls.

If you want a pet and don’t want to breed, the price should be about the same for boys and girls.

Limited Rights Or Breeding Rights

Depending on what kind of rights you want for your new family member will drastically impact the price.

The price will be considerably less if you are looking for limited rights also known as “Pet rights” these rights could drop the price of the puppy by $500 to $2,000 sometimes even more.

It all depends on the particular dog and the breeder. When getting limited rights reputable breeders will not give you papers, or sometimes they will have a spay/neuter clause in their contracts, Stating once you have fixed your dog and have given documentation proof to your breeder, they will then send you the papers.

If you want Breeding rights, also called “full rights”, you can expect to pay more. Breeding rights can add anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 and increase even more. 

Other Genes Blue Frenchies May Carry

Another thing that will increase the price of your Frenchie will be if they carry any other unique genes. For example, suppose your blue Frenchie also carries the cocoa gene.

This combination of genes can produce an even more stunning color in a French bulldog called a lilac. It is more expensive than a blue French bulldog, thus making it more costly to buy.

Breeder

A Reputable breeder with lots of experience that take all the proper steps to raise a healthy litter of blue French bulldog puppies will charge more.

If you deal with a highly sought-after reputable breeder, they will charge more for their puppies simply because there is so much demand for them.

Then you have other breeders who will lower their prices to sell puppies quickly and raise the litter as cheap as possible—buying a blue french bulldog puppy that is much lower than the price range stated above.

You will have a much higher chance of a poor-quality bred Frenchie and will run into many health issues that will cost you a lot more in vet bills.

I understand there are some outliers that some people buy blue French bulldogs that are very inexpensive and have zero problems. Still, for most people, that will not be the case.

Very Expensive To Breed

Breeding a litter of blue French bulldog puppies can be very expensive. You can spend thousands of dollars just on the proper health testing of the parents, progesterone tests, AI, c-section costs, and other medical costs.

Then you have to make sure the litter’s mother is staying healthy and not having any issues. You are constantly checking and ensuring all puppies are thriving and surviving healthy for two-plus months before going to their new homes. This process takes time and money to keep everyone healthy and happy.

Location

Location plays a significant role in the price, you will notice that the price for blue Frenchies will vary depending on where you live in the US. The price in the south and midwest could be much less or a lot more than on the east and west coast.

It depends on what is popular in your area and the market demand for the particular Frenchie you want.

Market Demand 

The pricing for blue Frenchies will also be determined by how popular that particular color is. Since a blue French bulldog is one of the rarest types of blue dogs they are in high demand, and you can expect to pay more than other dogs.

In Conclusion

As you can see, a blue Frenchie is a fantastic Dog to own. If you consider getting a blue French bulldog, remember always to do your research; even though this breed can have some fantastic and unique colors to look at, the first and most crucial thing you need to consider is their health and that you can provide them a loving home and tend to all of their needs.

Stay tuned for our full blog post on this topic coming very soon.

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