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Merle French Bulldog Color

Do you love french bulldogs but want something a little special or unique? Take a look at the “rare” or more unusually colored frenchies including the merle French bulldog that are available to people who want something a little extra special in terms of color.

Blue French Bulldog

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The blue french bulldog is a beautifully colored and is a dark grey color. The blue coloration on a blue French bulldog comes from a recessive gene (dilute gene). Sometimes, brindling can happen with this color – depending on the genetics and quality of the parents.

A blue French bulldog can have blue markings in the typical areas of a french bulldog’s coat coloration. These include patches on their face, ears and body. A blue French bulldog can also have brindling in their coat which is when blue and black hairs are intermingled. There are also blue pied french bulldogs that are mostly white with patch of blue/grey on the body.
Blue frenchies are a beautiful color range to the French bulldog breed and has become more and more popular as more breeders are focusing on producing quality blue French bulldogs.

Solid Black / Black and tan

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The black french bulldog is another stunning rare french bulldog color that is very pretty in person. Their fur color is simply black with no other color and it’s very glossy in person. Although you might think a solid black dog would be plain to look at, the black french bulldog is a showstopper. Another option is the “black and tan” french bulldog that has marking similar to a doberman pincher.


Fluffy French Bulldogs are becoming more and more popular as breeders work hard to perfect fluffy Frenchies. They have more hair than other Frenchies. So what causes this adorable fluff? The ONE AND ONLY cause of fluffy French Bulldogs is the L – long hair gene. This gene causes an increased amount of long, coarse, thick undercoat and reduced very short dense topcoat. It can be more than twice as dense as a normal Frenchie’s coat! The only way to get fluffy Frenchies is to breed two fluffy’s or a fluffy with a normal coat. The fluffy parents will produce fluffy offspring always. The L – long hair gene is dominant so if you breed two fluffy dogs together only 1 parent needs to have the L – long hair gene for all pups to be fluffy! If you are breeding a fluffy with a normal-coat French Bulldog, 1 parent will need to be fluffy, and it will take 1 fluffy parent to produce fluffy pups.

Fluffiness comes in many degrees of fluff. Some fluffy Frenchies have more undercoat than others resulting in a more dense fur coat while some only have a fluffy/furry appearance on their face. Fluffy Frenchies can range from a fluffy Frenchie to a fluffy with an almost twice as thick coat like the fluffy toy in one of our pictures. It all depends on how fluffy he/she is!
While the fluffy English Bulldog has been refined over the years to become fluffy with hair that is more manageable, it’s important to remember that the fluffy Frenchie is still new and unrefined. This means that breeders are developing and working with the coat gene. Fluffy French bulldogs are still considered very rare and extremely expensive with most starting $20,000. Still, fluffy Frenchies are cute and fantastic pets; they have a fluffy, cuddly look to them and are super playful.


What is so special about chocolate French bulldogs. Chocolate French Bulldogs do have some very distinctive features that make chocolate Frenchies stand out from the crowd and here we’ll be taking a look at what makes chocolate French Bulldogs so great.

Most chocolate Frenchies also have chocolate brown noses, lips and often even eyes! They truly can be chocolate brown – chocolate is not just an optional color. The chocolate color comes from the chocolate gene, which is recessive so chocolate French Bulldogs must have two chocolate genes to be chocolate; for this reason chocolate Frenchies are very rare and sought after. Not all chocolate French Bulldogs are chocolate brown, some chocolate French Bulldogs have very chocolatey, dark coloring making them look almost black – these dogs still carry the chocolate gene of course. Something extra special about chocolate frenchies is that their eyes come in green, brown, golden, and even bright yellow color.

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Merle French Bulldog

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For most people, the merle french bulldog is the most interesting in color – two are never the same due to the pattern. Their fur has unique patterns with colors that include dark brown, tan, chocolate, blue, cream, or black (depending on genetics). The color that dominates is usually cream or fawn all mixed with other darker colors. The merle gene by itself should not cause any health issues. Since it is already a dominant gene, it’s recommended to mate one merle dog with another one that has a single-colored coat.

A merle French Bulldog is a dog that has the merle gene. This merle gene causes the dog to have mottled patches of color in its coat and can affect skin pigment as well. The merle pattern itself, does not cause any health issues. Merles can range in color from blue merles, which have merle patches in a coat that is predominantly black; blue merles, which have merle patches in a coat that is mostly grey with or without other colors such as white and/or brindle; to pied merles, which have merle patches in a coat that is mostly white with or without other colors such as blue and/or black. Some merles will sometimes have bright blue eyes as well.
Merles are sometimes referred to as “dapple” in other breeds due to the appearance of their coat. They may have one merle parent and one parent with a solid color or they can inherit merle from both parents. Merles that are predominantly white (pied merle) should only be bred to dogs with a solid coat color. The merle gene when bred with another merle can lead to health problems in their pups. Merles that are 50% white and 50% merle, should be neutered due to the fatal combination of merle and white genes.

Breeding merles to merles or merles to dogs with solid coats can produce merle merle pups that have two copies of the merle gene. These pups will be mostly suffer from severe health problems such as deafness, blindness, or even death. Merle French bulldogs should only be bred Ito other solid color frenchies that do not have the merle gene.

Lilac French Bulldog

Blue french bulldog

The lilac french bulldogs is another popular color, especially for people that like the blue color but once something a little rarer and “unique.” This color is known as “lilac” and occurs when both parents carry the dilute gene. Lilac french bulldogs are often high price because of they have a recessive gene which gives them their lighter color. Lilac french bulldogs often have light-colored eyes such as yellow, light brown and blue and as they mature their coats become lighter and lighter. Newborn lilac puppies look very similar to blue french bulldog puppies.


In the sable French bulldog, a reddish sort of pigment with basic fawn coloring is seen. In sable French bulldogs, the sable color is almost always accompanied with a mask and dark ears. If sable appears without a mask and/or dark ears, then it should be considered as a disqualification in sables. However, this occurrence is very rare and unacceptable, because sables should always have a mask and dark ears.

The sable French bulldog’s sable color should be bright and unbroken, because sables’ sable colors are always accompanied by a mask and dark ears. The sable color should run evenly to the skin and all over the dog’s body, every part of it including its face and legs. Another common trait of sable colored frenchies is they have black and black-tipped hairs.