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Types of French Bulldog: Coat and Color Varieties

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Types of French Bulldog

Types of French Bulldog

French Bulldog

French Bulldog are one among the most popular dog breeds in the world (and for good reason). According to the AKC (American Kennel Club), French Bulldog are the second most popular dog breed in USA. [Year, 2021-22]. They are Gentle, intelligent, well-built dogs, which are devoted to their family that make good pets for family.

What Different Kinds of French Bulldogs Are There?

The French Bulldog is a very old breed, their presence has been known since early 1800, and they were recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1898. French Bulldog had only one standard type that all kennels accepts. But a lot of experimentation by breeders to develop new types of French bulldogs, has created different types and they can be been categorized in different types, based on their hair coat and colors. Know the different types of French Bulldogs.

Types Based on Coat

  • Standard French Bulldog
  • Hairless French Bulldog
  • Fluffy French Bulldog

Types Based on Colors

  • Standard Colors
  • White French Bulldog
  • Blue French Bulldog
Types of French Bulldog

Types of French Bulldog

Different types of French Bulldogs and their acceptance by Major Kennels and Breeders Association,

Types of French BulldogAcceptance by Breeders Association and Kennels

Hair and Coat

Standard (Short, Smooth Coat)

Recognized by Breeders Association, And Major Kennels

Hairless

Not Recognized by any High profile kennel club

Fluffy

Not recognized by any High profile kennel club, But accepted as a pure breed by Breeders Association

Color

Standards Colors

Brindle, Fawn and the Pied sub-set, Recognized by all Major Kennel Clubs

White, Brindle and White

Recognized by (AKC) American and Canadian Kennel Club, but not accepted by United Kennel Club and UK Kennel Club

Blue

Not Recognized by any High profile kennel clubs

Types Based on Hair

Standard French Bulldog

Standards French Bulldogs have short, smooth hair coat, they are accepted by all major kennel clubs and breeder associations. Their physical standards are,

Physical Traits

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  • Height : 11 to 12 inches ((28-31 cm)
  • Weight : 16 to 28 pounds (9.1-12.7 kg)
  • Coats : Short, Smooth
  • Color : Brindle, Fawn and the Pied sub-set
French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Hairless French Bulldog

Hairless French Bulldogs have been bred in Scotland, by mixing between French bulldogs, Pugs and Chinese crested dogs. They are not recognized by any High profile kennel club, and not accepted as a pure breed by any breeders association. Hairless French Bulldogs are an example of the "extreme breeding", and dog breeders have been slammed British Veterinary Association, for creating "monster" hairless French bulldogs. The Vets and animal welfare groups said these dogs are at increased risk of skin cancer,

Hairless French Bulldog

Hairless French Bulldog

Fluffy French Bulldog

A Fluffy French Bulldog is a long-haired, fluffy, pure breed French Bulldog that got its fluffiness from a mutation in the FGF5 gene. Fluffy French Bulldog are being promoted a lot by the breeders and salespersons, they are being liked a lot by the people, and are rapidly gaining popularity. But hairy French Bulldogs are not accepted as a pure breed French Bulldog, by any Major Kennel Club.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Types Based on Colors

Standard Color

French Bulldogs come in three main colors, brindle, fawn and pied, and any other color except those which constitute disqualification. All the major kennel and Breeders Association recognize them as a pure breed French Bulldog. Though these are the most common colors, but the combinations of these three colors, can assemble 15-20 different colors.

French Bull Dog Colors

French Bull Dog Colors

White French Bulldog

The White French Bulldog is a pure breed dog, which is recognized by American and Canadian Kennel Club, but white color is not accepted by, European Kennel Clubs. The United Kennel Club and UK Kennel Club don't recognize them as a pure breed French Bulldog.

White French Bulldog

White French Bulldog

Blue French Bulldog

The Blue French bulldog is the most popular and rare color, which is actually silver-grey color, caused by a recessive gene. Blue French Bulldogs are not recognized by any High profile kennel clubs.

Blue French Bulldog

Blue French Bulldog

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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