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.
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.
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 Fawn
- Blue Merle
- Blue Pied
- Blue Sable
- Blue & Tan
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.
- C-sections – used to remove puppies from the uterus
- Artificial insemination – used to impregnate a female dog
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!
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.
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.
No, Blue Frenchies are not one of the official colors recognized by the AKC.
- Fawn & White
- White & Brindle
- Fawn Brindle
- Fawn Brindle & White
Yes. Obviously not all Blue Frenchies will be purebred, but it’s not impossible for a Blue Frenchie to be purebred.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to register a Blue French Bulldog with the AKC at this time.