Black & White French Bulldog: Colors, Price, Breeders… (With Pictures)

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Black & White French Bulldog

Many people think of white and black patterns when it comes to the coat color of French bulldogs. This is type of coat color is called pied.

Thanks to their original appearance and unique character, the black and white french bulldog has won the hearts of dog lovers around the world.

French Bulldogs are excellent watchmen, rat catchers, companions for lonely people. The naughty temper does not allow the bulldog to sit still for a long time, so in large families, it will be happy to participate in all the entertainment and will definitely make friends with children.

Let’s figure out what the owners of dogs of this breed need to know.

Interesting facts about French Bulldogs

French Bulldogs are a fairly young breed. Its popularity is growing over the years.

Some interesting facts about the breed:

  1. Dogs of French origin cannot swim – bulldogs have massive heads, heavy bodies, and short legs that prevent them from staying in the water.
  2. The famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent was a passionate admirer of this breed. He called all his bulldogs (and he had 5) by the same name – Muzhik.
  3. Because of their narrow hips, many French Bulldogs sleep in an unusual frog-like position: they lie on their stomach and stretch their hind legs back.
  4. Some airlines refuse to let dogs of this breed on board. The fact is that due to the special structure of the muzzle, the French do not tolerate flights well and can suffocate.
  5. In the entire history of the French breed, the most expensive was the dog sold at the beginning of the 20th century in the United States for $ 5,000. In those days, for that kind of money, you could buy a small apartment in New York or a new Ford.

Black & White French Bulldog: Breed Standard

Black & White French Bulldog
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The French Bulldog looks like a sturdy and stocky medium-sized dog with several distinctive characteristics:

  • big ears;
  • upturned nose;
  • flattened muzzle;
  • split upper lip.

The height of dogs at the withers is not specified in the standard, but among breeders, the height is considered ideal for males from  10 to 13 inches, for females – from 9 to 12 inches.

Usually, female’ French Bulldogs are slightly smaller than males. In addition, females have a more elongated body.

The weight of an adult dog of this breed often depends on its appetite and is 25-37 pounds for males and 20-30 pounds for females. It is permissible to exceed the weight by 500 g only if the breed type is preserved.

Breed standard

The current AKC standard gives the following description of the French Bulldog breed:

  1. The head of the dog is massive, with a distinct groove between the eyes and symmetrical folds. The transition from the forehead to the muzzle is pronounced.
  2. The muzzle is wide and very short.
  3. The nose is slightly upturned, black. The nostrils are wide open.
  4. The bulldog’s lips are thick, slightly drooping, with black pigmentation, closing in the middle.
  5. The jaws are powerful. The lower one protrudes slightly forward.
  6. The eyes of the French are large, round, dark, low set, with an attentive expression. Eyelids with black lining.
  7. The ears are small in size, erect, set high and far apart, with a wide base and rounded tips.
  8. The neck is short, strong, without dewlap.
  9. The chest is barrel-shaped, deep, and wide.
  10. The limbs are short and well-muscled. The hind legs are longer than the front ones.
  11. The feet are round, neat, with tightly clenched toes.
  12. The tail of a bulldog is straight, short, set low, and tapering towards the end.
  13. The coat is smooth, shiny, short, without an undercoat, close to the body.
  14. The color is varied: variegated or monochromatic.

On a note. The length of the muzzle of a French Bulldog should be about 1/6 of the length of the head.

Representatives of the breed have a docked tail by nature. It can have creases and seals, but it looks like it has been broken naturally, so the tails of French Bulldogs are not specially docked.

Black & White French Bulldog
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Color and appearance

French Bulldogs are of two types – variegated and uniform.

Variegated is divided into several varieties:

  • brindle (dark stripes on a monochromatic background of various shades – from cream to red);
  • brindle with white spots (all over the body);
  • monochromatic with white spots (coat color – from light beige to red).

For dogs of a variegated color, it is desirable to have a mask resembling glasses on the face.

The uniform color is white, black, or fawn – from bright red to light coffee shade.

The standard permits white color only if the nose and lips are black.

Important! Individuals of a uniform white color are not used in breeding, since they can give birth to offspring suffering from deafness.

The standard description of the characteristics of the breed does not allow the following colors:

  • Gray;
  • chocolate;
  • blue (any shades);
  • tricolor;
  • merle.

Black & White French Bulldog: Care & Maintenance

French Bulldogs are ideal for keeping in an apartment. They do not need long walks and great physical activity.

The very short coat of these dogs practically does not protect them from adverse weather conditions. That is why, in hot and cold weather, the duration of the walk should be shortened, and in cold weather, it is better to take the pet outside in special clothes.

Important. The French snore loudly in their sleep, so it is not recommended to place their resting area in your or children’s bedroom.

Hygienic care of the French Bulldog is simple and boils down to washing, grooming the hair and eyes, cleaning the ears and teeth, and trimming the nails.

It is enough to comb out the representatives of the breed with a special massage mitt on a weekly basis. It is advisable to bathe dogs no more than 2-3 times a year. For prophylaxis, eyes can be wiped daily with a cotton pad dipped in boiled warm water.

The French Bulldog’s ears should be cleaned weekly with a cotton pad and a special lotion. The teeth should be periodically cleaned with special pastes, as well as given the pet special bones. Claws should be cut monthly with nippers, if they do not grind off on their own.

In addition, caring for a French Bulldog must necessarily include the timely setting of the ears, because according to the breed standard, French Bulldogs have erect ears.

Black & White French Bulldog
Image By: @cosmo_da_greek_frenchie

Usually, the ears of French Bulldog puppies stand up on their own at the age of 3-6 months. If this does not happen, you need to glue them with a plaster for 10 days. Your veterinarian will help you build the right frame.

An important point in the care and maintenance of the French Bulldog is the daily cleaning of the wrinkles on its face. They must be wiped with a cotton pad, removing accumulated dirt and moisture, which can lead to diaper rash and the development of infections.

Black & White French Bulldog: Life expectancy & Health

On average, representatives of the breed live 10-12 years. With good care, some individuals can live up to 14 years.

Health problems specific to this breed:

  • various eye diseases;
  • allergy;
  • dermatitis;
  • colds;
  • obesity;
  • urolithiasis disease;
  • hypotrichosis (hair loss);
  • brachycephalic syndrome.

Important. The structural features of the reproductive system of these bulldogs make natural insemination and childbirth impossible. Most French puppies are born by a c- section.

Black & White French Bulldog
Image By: @cosmo_da_greek_frenchie

How Much is a Black & White French Bulldog

A Black & White French Bulldog puppy has an average price of $1500-$3000. Some Breeders could even offer Black & White French Bulldog puppies for $3500 or even higher.

The cost of a Black & White French Bulldog puppy varies widely and depends on many factors. The price of the dog is influenced by the eminence of the breeder, as well as the availability of working and exhibition certificates from the parent couple.

Aside from the puppy’s price, it would be best to consider the expenses that would come with it. For instance, you may want to get the essential things for your puppies like grooming tools, food, and shelter.

Where Can You Buy A Black & White French Bulldog?

Frequently Asked Questions

What are black and white Frenchies called?

The black and white French bulldog is called Pied Frenchies or also known as cow or vaquita. White or black may predominate, although normally it is black that predominates with details such as the face, ears, little spots on the back in black.

Are black and white French Bulldogs rare?

The Black & white Frenchie is not considered a rare coat color. Breeders are working on the development of new shades, often getting exotic colors of dogs. Among the owners of bulldogs, white, purple, and blue are especially prized. All these shades are extremely rare.

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About Amanda

Passionate about animals, Amanda draws her expertise from her training as an educator, pet behaviorist as well as her extensive experience with animal owners. A specialist in dog and cat behavior, Amanda continues to learn about our four-legged companions by studying veterinary reference books but also university research sites (UCD, Utrecht, Cambridge, Cornell, etc..)