Can You Believe Blue French Bulldogs Exist?
French Bulldogs come in so many colors, but did you know there are some “unofficial” colors that you might not have heard of? Think of these as the “secret menu” for Frenchies.
Blue French Bulldogs are deep, silvery-gray-toned dogs who almost look blue. A striking color, blue French Bulldogs have become quite sought after, despite not qualifying for “breed standards” according to the American Kennel Club. Sometimes called a “designer” French Bulldog, the Blue Frenchie has all the charm, goofiness, and lovable personality of any other Frenchie in a crushed-velvet package.
Get ready to meet some stunning blue French Bulldogs, learn more about this unique color, and discover resources for getting your own blue Frenchie.
Meet 9 Blue French Bulldogs
The term “blue” can confuse some people when used to describe dogs. Blue French Bulldogs aren’t actually blue, but instead, a cool-toned dark silver-gray that almost looks like an ashy blue in some lighting. Blue French Bulldogs can be a solid blue, or be blue patterned or multi-colored.
If you’re having a hard time imagining what a blue Frenchie looks like, imagine no longer! Here are 9 adorable blue French Bulldogs whose humans have kindly shared them on Instagram.
1. Basher Bean the Blue French Bulldog
Basher Bean is a two-year-old all-blue French Bulldog who lives for human connection! Super-social and always happy to greet someone new, Basher Bean’s second favorite thing to do is have a tasty snack.
2. Nacho the Blue Brindle French Bulldog
“Brindle” is a pattern sometimes found in French Bulldogs. Patterns can be combined with any variety of colors, and this pup is a combination of the brindle pattern and the blue color. If you look closely, you’ll notice that Nacho has subtle “tiger stripes” of light tan running through his blue coat. Some blue brindle French Bulldogs have more subtle patterning while others will have more defined stripes—either way, they’re super cute!
3. Rolo the Blue & Tan French Bulldog
This smiley blue and tan French Bulldog is Rolo! Two years old and a total ray of sunshine, Rolo has a sophisticated palette and enjoys eating tropical fruits and drinking refreshing coconut water. A very good boy who goes camping and adventuring with his humans, Rolo is a lovely example of a classic Frenchie pattern complete with eyebrows!
4. Flip the Tricolor Blue French Bulldog
Flip is what is sometimes called a “tricolor” or “tri blue” French Bulldog. Not to be confused with other multi-colored patterned Frenchies, tricolor Frenchies feature three distinct but separate solid colors. Multi-colored patterns like brindle and merle feature blended colors, spots, and striping.
5. Marvin the Blue Pied French Bulldog
Marvin is a 2.5-year-old blue-pied French Bulldog from Luxembourg who is clearly quite the little model! Pied Frenchies like Marvin have an all-white base coat with large solid patches of a secondary color. In the case of a blue pied Frenchie, the secondary color is—naturally—blue! Marvin’s Instagram is expertly curated and features his sister Jamie, another gorgeous Frenchie.
6. Wilbur the Blue Merle French Bulldog
This handsome boy is Wilbur, a blue Merle French Bulldog with a taste for adventure, and treats! Merle Frenchies like Wilbur are semi-rare, and breeding them can be a little risky. Merle dogs need one copy of the merle gene, which they can inherit from either parent. However, if a dog inherits two copies of this gene, they have a high chance of being born with serious birth defects. To avoid producing double-merle dogs, breeders must carefully test their breeding pairs for the merle gene and never pair merle gene carriers with one another.
7. Rosa the Blue Sable French Bulldog
Sable French Bulldogs are two-toned, but not in the way you’re thinking. Rather than having patches of different colors, sable Frenchies have a base color tipped with a darker tone. Usually, sable Frenchies are a combination of tan/red with black tips, but blue sable French Bulldogs have blue-tipped fur. This little blue sable Frenchie is Rosa who lives in Germany with her best friend—a cat!
8. Mammoth the Blue Long-Haired French Bulldog
Did you know that there are long-haired French bulldogs? Meet Mammoth, a super-unique blue brindle fluffy Frenchie living in Singapore! Just a year old, Mammoth isn’t so mammoth, but he does have a big personality.
9. Cheyenne the Blue-Eyed Blue French Bulldog
Although brown is the typical eye color for the French Bulldog, blue eyes are somewhat common among blue and lilac French Bulldogs. Baby Cheyenne is the “bluest” French Bulldog on our list with a gorgeous blue coat and clear blue eyes.
Blue French Bulldog Basic Info
While blue French Bulldogs might be one of the most sought-after color varieties, these pups are no different from your everyday fawn, white, or black Frenchie. If you’re prepared to shell out a few extra bucks to get a rare color, it’s also important to know that French Bulldogs are infamously expensive pets to keep. Prone to illness, allergies, and accidents, French Bulldog owners should be prepared for regular (sometimes multiple times monthly) vet bills, medication costs, special diets, and so on.
If you can keep up with the cost of keeping a Frenchie, these pups will make your life a whole lot more fun! Goofy, loving, and full of hilarious antics, French Bulldogs are great companions if you need a little more excitement in your life.
Blue French Bulldog Temperament
Affectionately referred to as little “clowns”, the blue French Bulldog is a playful, social, funny dog that loves to be the center of attention. Though Frenchies are eager to please, they can also be stubborn, which can make training a little difficult. Similarly, French Bulldogs have a stubborn streak and may choose to ignore your commands even if they understand you perfectly well.
Socialization is particularly important for French Bulldogs from an early age, since they can easily become overstimulated and reactive when they encounter something new or exciting.
Blue French Bulldog Size
A blue French Bulldog full grown will stand at 11–13 inches at the shoulder and weigh 16–28 pounds.
Blue French Bulldog Health
Unfortunately, French Bulldogs in general are prone to a wide range of health issues, and it’s rare to find examples of the breed that don’t suffer from at least one of the following conditions:
- Alopecia (specific to blue and lilac French Bulldogs)
- Breathing problems
- Ear infections
- Eye and vision problems
- Food allergies
- GI issues
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Patellar luxation
- Skin infections
Before you buy a French Bulldog, ask yourself if you’re ready to take on the potential financial and emotional burden, plus substantial time commitment. “I tell everyone who’s thinking of getting [a French Bulldog], the medical problems are very real, and much more common than people think. In the last two months alone, for example, I’ve spent over 800 dollars in vet fees (I have two Frenchies) because of skin allergies, urinary tract infection, and a benign growth (but still needs to be removed and biopsied),” says Reddit user evilpterodactyl in their comment on a discussion about the pros and cons of Frenchie ownership. “The back problems are also common and potentially devastating. If you are unsure of your financial situation, you’re better off with a more robust breed.”
Where To Find Blue French Bulldog Puppies
If you want to buy a blue French Bulldog, start by talking to other Frenchie owners to learn more about where they got their dogs, or search reputable breeder databases like the American Kennel Club’s.
Adoption is also an option! Keep an eye on online resources for rescues, visit your local shelter, and check out breed-specific rescues.
Blue Frenchie FAQ
Think you’ve learned everything there is to know about the blue French Bulldog? Well, think again! We’ve got more facts about this beautiful breed and answers to the internet’s most frequently asked questions.
What is a “blue fawn” French Bulldog? Is it different from a blue French Bulldog?
Blue fawn French Bulldogs are a light fawn color with blue fur tips and a blue muzzle. Blue French Bulldogs are blue all over, or a combination of blue and other common Frenchie colors like tan, white, and black. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of a blue fawn French Bulldog (left) and a blue French Bulldog (right).
If you take a good look at Boris’ (top) muzzle, you’ll see that it’s the same blue as Oliver’s (bottom) entire body, but the rest of his body is a light fawn with just a hint of blue.
Lilac vs blue French Bulldogs: what’s the difference?
Lilac is sort of like a diluted version of blue. In fact, to breed a lilac French Bulldog you need to start with chocolate and blue French Bulldog parents. Lilac and blue French Bulldogs are easy to mistake for one another if you don’t know the difference, but once you do you’ll easily be able to tell them apart. Lilac is like blue, but lighter!
Milo (top) is a lilac Frenchie, and you’ll notice that he’s a few shades lighter than Alfie (bottom) the blue Frenchie.
How much is a blue French Bulldog worth?
The average blue French Bulldog price from a reputable breeder is between $1,000–$4,500. If you find a blue French Bulldog for adoption, you’ll likely pay between $250–$500.
What is a teacup blue French Bulldog?
Teacup French Bulldogs are Frenchies that have been selectively bred to be as small as possible. By choosing breeding pairs primarily for their small stature, breeders have managed to create “pocket-sized” versions of the French Bulldog. Like standard Frenchies, teacup French Bulldogs also come in blue.
Unfortunately, breeding dogs to be extremely small often creates a host of health issues, especially in a breed that is already prone to a number of health concerns.
Are blue French Bulldogs hypoallergenic?
No, blue French Bulldogs are not hypoallergenic.
Do blue French Bulldogs shed?
Yes! Blue French Bulldogs are moderate shedders that shed consistently throughout the year with short bursts of increased shedding during seasonal transitions.
Are Blue French Bulldogs American Kennel Club Recognized?
No. Blue is not an official or recognized color according to the American Kennel Club French Bulldog breed standards. Blue French Bulldogs can be AKC registered since they are purebred, but they cannot be shown.
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