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We think that the blue frenchies are stunning and have spent a lot of time researching this beautiful rare colour before taking the decision to breed them. It is the rareness of the (d) gene that makes the blue French bulldogs unique and that is why there is a higher price to pay for the blue and chocolate colours than the standard colours.
Apart from the usual fawn, brindle, pied colour, that the frenchie usually comes in, a beautiful hue can also be found on the French Bulldog. There are 3 types of Blue: solid blue (or blue brindle), blue pied and blue fawn.
The rare dilute gene (d) is found in many breeds and the French bulldog is no exception as it also exists in our breed, it is a
naturally occuring gene and NOT a defect! it is all due to possessing a gene for this colour. Since the dilute gene has been in the gene pool since the beginning, it merely affects hair colour and so has no bearing on the dogs temperament, conformation or health.
The diluted gene "d" is responsible for changing the black pigment to blue. A blue brindle is a brindle dog that carries the "d" gene which causes the black hairs to become blue.
Rare colours are extremely controversial in the frenchie world because the common misconception is that they are more prone to genetic faults than other colours which is biased and unfounded. ANY colour can carry problems.
The colour blue does not affect the health of the French bulldog , there is no factual biological evidence that supports the notion that any particular coat colour, including blue, is responsible for health & temperament issues in the French bulldog breed and NO PROVEN FACT that the blue coat colour has anymore health issues that the normal coloured French bulldog. This does not mean to say that the blue French bulldog will never have health issues there are health issues in every breed but by being responsible Assured Breeders and Heatlh Testing our dogs we are doing our very best for this beautiful breed! Health issues in any breed is not due to the colour of the dog, but down to poor breeding judgment and inbreeding, we are more concerned with the quality of the dog and the integrity of the breeder rather than the dog's coat colour!
The blue color in French bulldogs is extremely hard to produce because it is a recessive trait and only comes out in puppies when both parents carry the gene.
There is fear that the blue French bulldog will suffer coat or skin problems but this is again unfounded. It is evident that skin and coat issues exist in many breeds regardless of the colour of the coat.
Blue French bulldogs can not be shown because the Breed Standard states that acceptable colours are Brindle, Fawn, & Pied, however, The Kennel Club will register any purebred French Bulldog. All my dogs are K.C. Registered. The only reason when I asked the Kennel Club why the blue French bulldog cannot be shown was because it is classed as an undesirable colour but this is simply untrue, blue French bulldogs are in high demand. We feel that, if the only known reason for the blue French bulldog not to be included in the breed standard was just because it was an undesirable colour and yet the blue colour is highly desirable then why shouldn't the breed standard include the blue French bulldog and why should they not be shown. In fact, blue French bulldogs have many dogs in their lines that are all common colours today and all of which are acceptable in the show ring. We think it is only a matter of time before the blues will become a recognised colour in the breed standard and with that in mind and no other KNOWN FACTS of health issues caused by the dilued gene (d) we decided to start our breeding programme.
Whatever colour Frenchie you may love it is personal preference.
We have always thought that health is more important than colour and that health should always come first. The colours we breed are not colours desired by some breeders, but over the years they are becoming so by the public. Therefore, that is why some breeders are against the colours and are not looking at the quality of the breed as a whole.