About the Blue French Bulldog
A blue French bulldog is recognizable by its dark blue coating which can appear black or dark grey in low lighting. Only in the sunlight do you get to enjoy the full spectrum of their color. Blue Frenchies carry two copies of the dilute gene, which is what produces the color.
Blue Frenchies are born with blue eyes, but they will darken up or turn yellow as they get older. This usually happens within the first year of age.
There are several variations of the Blue Frenchie. Their coating can be combined with patterns such as tan points, brindling, merle, pied, and fawn. A blue fawn will be mostly orange/yellow and you will not see much of the blue coating appear.
Producing a Blue Frenchie
The blue coating is produced by parents who passed along a copy of a dilute gene (d). Each parent must pass along one copy so the resulting pup has two. Dilute is a recessive gene and requires both copies to be displayed. If the parents carry one copy, they could produce a blue Frenchie about 50% of the time. A black brindle Frenchie that carries blue and a blue fawn could create blue offspring.
Power of the Blue DNA
The dilute gene is a building block for many other highly desirable colors. A Blue French Bulldog stud that carries other recessive genes could create even more colors. In order to create these colors, a Frenchie must also be blue:
There are no increased health risks associated with this color.
They are recognized and can be registered as purebred by most Kennel clubs. They are often restricted from shows.