Blue French Bulldog Guide

Learn all about Blue Frenchies, how much they cost, why they're "blue", the different types of Blue Frenchies, and their health problems.

What is a Blue French Bulldog?

A blue Frenchie?!

You might think I actually mean a blue-like-the-sky Frenchie, however, Blue Frenchies are more of a silver/grey color than blue.

Their blue appearance comes from a mutation in melanophilin gene (MLPH) which causes pigments that were originally supposed to be black to appear as silver/grey. This is also called a dilution gene.

Types of Blue Frenchies

There are many variants of the Blue coat… similar to how other colors mix together to form coats such as Brindle & White… the same applies for Blue Frenchies.

  • Blue
  • Blue Fawn
  • Blue Merle
  • Blue Pied
  • Blue Sable
  • Blue & Tan

How much are Blue French Bulldog Puppies?

Frenchies are expensive– you probably know that…

But Blue Frenchies can cost you even more than the average price of $3,500!

That’s right, Blue French Bulldog Puppies generally cost between $4,000-$9,000.

A good breeder will not be cheap, but don’t overpay for a Frenchie

Unlike most dog breeds, Frenchies require to be artificially inseminated & undergo a c-section to give birth.

This means that you’re going to pay at least a couple thousand dollars for a well-bred Frenchie… did you know that the average cost to breed a Frenchie is $7,000!

Blue Frenchies are rare!

Blue French Bulldog Health Problems

Color Dilution Alopecia

Unfortunately, Blue Frenchies are prone to color dilution alopecia, commonly abbreviated as CDA.

Symptoms of Color Dilution Alopecia:

Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to test for color dilution alopecia as the gene directly responsible is still unknown.

Regular Frenchie Health Issues

Not only are Blue Frenchies prone to color dilution alopecia, they are also just as susceptible to the many possible health issues that can affect Frenchies.

French Bulldog Health Problems

An in-depth guide on nearly every health problem affecting Frenchies. Learn about the most common health problems & what you can do to manage them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Blue French Bulldogs Recognized by the AKC?

No, Blue Frenchies are not one of the official colors recognized by the AKC.

Colors officially recognized by the AKC

  • Cream
  • Fawn
  • White
  • Fawn & White
  • Brindle
  • White & Brindle
  • Fawn Brindle
  • Fawn Brindle & White

Are Blue Frenchies purebred?

Yes. Obviously not all Blue Frenchies will be purebred, but it’s not impossible for a Blue Frenchie to be purebred.

How can you register a Blue French Bulldog with the AKC

Unfortunately, it is not possible to register a Blue French Bulldog with the AKC at this time.

What does a full-grown Blue French Bulldog Look Like?

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Resources

https://synapse.koreamed.org/upload/synapsedata/pdfdata/0118jvs/jvs-6-259.pdf

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