French Bulldogs tend to be pretty expensive as dog breeds go, but some colors are even pricier. Here's what you need to know about which French Bulldog colors are the most expensive.
Most expensive French Bulldog color
French Bulldogs come in a wide range of colors. According to the AKC, the following colors are acceptable:
Any mix of these colors are also acceptable. The American Kennel Club accepts a number of different markings as well:
- Black mask
- Black shading
- White markings
However, not every color is acceptable according to the AKC. Interestingly, you may actually pay more for a color that isn't satisfactory to the AKC. What is desirable by owners and what is desired by breeders for show is not always the same.
Because breeders are not typically working towards the more unusual color options, these colors are rarer, which means that that owners may be willing to pay more for them. Here are some rare French Bulldog colors which may fetch a higher price:
- Tan points
Which French Bulldog color is most expensive?
Blue French Bulldogs
Blue French Bulldogs are very popular, but since this color isn't accepted by the AKC, a blue Frenchie puppy can be hard to find. There absolutely are breeders working deliberately to produce blue Frenchie lines, but this color can be a bit difficult to produce since it requires a fading gene.
Finding a healthy blue French Bulldog can be even more challenging. French Bulldogs with fawn or blue coats can have an inherited condition on a recessive gene known as Color Dilution Alopecia or CDA. This condition causes hair loss or thinning that typically comes out between six months and a year.
Isabella French Bulldog
Isabella is another rare and popular coat type. It can be hard to identify since many puppies are born with a blue coat that changes to a purple lilac coat color as the puppy matures. Isabella French Bulldogs occur when there is a very specific gene combination of chocolate and blue.
Since the two colors that result in Isabella are relatively rare, dogs with this color are exceptionally unusual and often highly sought-after. This very rare dilute gene often results in lighter-colored eyes. Lighter-colored points are also very common.
Merle French Bulldog
Merle French Bulldogs are very striking, with a variety of splotches in a variety of colors, usually including blue and white. Breeding French Bulldogs to be merle comes with some special concerns since breeding two merle parents together can result in a variety of health problems. Both because Merle French Bulldogs aren't accepted by the AKC and because they are prone to health problems when not bred properly, this color can be hard to come by.
Enjoy your French Bulldog of any color!
No matter what color your French Bulldog is, you can expect to be very happy with your Frenchie. It is best to put health first when choosing a breeder and color.
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