Blue French Bulldog – All you need to know about their unusual coat color
The name “blue” refers to the fact that they are blue fur rather than white or black. They have a very light blue color with some shades of purple, pinkish red, greenish yellow and even orange. Their eyes are blue as well.
They come in different sizes ranging from small (under 10 pounds) to medium sized (10 – 15 pounds).
Their coats vary in length from short to long. Some are straight while others have wavy patterns.
There are various colors of them:
– Black French Bulldogs : These dogs have a dark brown colored coat with patches of lighter hair mixed in between the darker hairs. Their skin tone varies from pale to dark. They tend to be smaller than other varieties of French bulldogs and tend not to shed much at all.
– Lilac French Bulldogs : These dogs have a lighter shade of fur than the black variety and tend to be slightly paler in color. They have longer hair than any other type of French bulldog but they do not shed as much. They tend to be larger than most other varieties of French bulldogs and tend to shed less as well.
– Fawn French Bulldogs : These dogs are mostly yellow in color with a white underbelly and paws. They also have brown patches on them and have the heaviest coat of all the different types of French bulldogs. Their fur tends to be thicker than that of other types of French bulldogs and they shed moderately.
Blue French bulldogs are highly intelligent and can be easily trained. It is important to make sure, however, that they get enough exercise. If they do not get enough of it, they can develop a wide array of behavioral issues. They have a reputation for being clowns and are always fun to be around.
They are also quite affectionate with their owners.
The lifespan of the average Blue French bulldog is between 10 and 16 years.
Their coats should be brushed at least twice a week to avoid any potential issues with their fur. They have a lot of wrinkles on their faces so it is important to clean the area around their eyes on a regular basis as well. It is also highly recommended that you keep their nails trimmed because they do not shed and can get quite a bit of hair around their nails.
Blue French bulldogs require quite a bit of grooming but are still considered to be easier to take care of than most other types of dogs. They do not bark very much but will sometimes make a deep “mutter” sound. They are not too loud which makes them good for people who live in apartments or smaller homes.
Sources & references used in this article:
Novel Brown Coat Color (Cocoa) in French Bulldogs Results from a Nonsense Variant in HPS3 by S Kiener, A Kehl, R Loechel, I Langbein-Detsch… – Genes, 2020 – mdpi.com
Association of an Agouti allele with fawn or sable coat color in domestic dogs by TG Berryere, JA Kerns, GS Barsh, SM Schmutz – Mammalian Genome, 2005 – Springer
Linkage and segregation analysis of black and brindle coat color in domestic dogs by JA Kerns, EJ Cargill, LA Clark, SI Candille… – …, 2007 – Genetics Soc America