Here is the most common questions you might have about blue puppies
Question: How much do they cost?
Answer: As they are not as common as the other colors, and those of good quality are even less common, they do sell for 2-3 times the price of the standard colors. We have spent years and countless hours searching the USA as well as other countries for our blues to ensure to have beautiful, healthy, and proper in type and conformation as well as personality! We have invested alot and are very proud of our blues!
Blue French Bulldogs are still very rare and our dogs have excellent confirmation and great pedigrees. Because of this rarity and lack of quality breeding stock of Blue French Bulldogs, we are looking for only serious inquiries about our blue puppies. Basic pricing for blue pups starts at $3500-4000.
Blues and chocolates which are also just stunning, are not currently allowed for AKC showing, but they most certainly are AKC registered as are all of our French Bulldogs. They are truly amazing and beautiful colors and sought after for this reason! They do not have any health problems associated with their colors.
Question: Are the Blue French Bulldogs on your website purebred?
Answer: YES! Our Blue Frenchies are purebred.
Question: I was told that Blue French Bulldogs cannot be registered with the American Kennel Club. Is this true?
Answer: NO! That is not true. The AKC will register any purebred Frenchie. They do not discriminate against certain colors. In fact, if you go to AKC's Website, you can find the list of French Bulldog color selections that are available on AKC registration papers. AKC instructs breeders or puppy owners to select the color that best describes the dog. In the case of Blue brindle, the most accurate description would be "gray & white", and in Blue pied, the best selection to describe this color would be "gray & white piebald". In the case of a blue masked, blue fawn, the choices are limited so the most correct selection would be "fawn with black mask" since there is no "dilute" alternative on the registration form, and a blue mask, blue fawn is in actuality a black mask fawn that carries the dilute gene that modifies the black pigment to blue.
Question: Can Blue French Bulldogs be shown in AKC conformation events?
Answer: Not without causing a scene! The breed Standard for the French Bulldog states the following in regard to color: "Acceptable colors - All brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any color except those which constitute disqualification. All colors are acceptable with the exception of solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black, which are disqualifications. Black means black without a trace of brindle." Unfortunately, the standard is a bit ambiguous regarding color. On one hand, it states that all brindles and fawns are acceptable so one would assume that Blue brindle and/or Blue fawn would fall into this acceptable category. However, the standard also states that a "Nose other than black, except in the case of lighter colored dogs" is a disqualification. Blue brindle, Blue fawn, and Blue pied Frenchies have self-colored or Blue noses, and this alone could disqualify the blue French Bulldog from competing in AKC conformation events.
Question: Does the Blue color affect the health or temperament of the dog?
Answer: No! There is no factual biological data that supports the notion that any particular coat color, including blue, is responsible for health or temperament related issues in the French Bulldog breed. In fact, the our own Blue's have many descendants that are cream, fawn, black mask fawn, fawn pied, brindle, and brindle pied all of which are very common colors in the French Bulldog breed, and all of which are acceptable in the AKC conformation show ring.
Question: What causes the coat color to become Blue?
Answer: The dilution gene, "d", is responsible for changing the black pigment to blue.
Question: Why is the Blue color disqualified from exhibiting in AKC conformation events?
Answer: The AKC does not write the breed standards. The parent club for each AKC recognized breed writes the standard for their respective breeds. The French Bulldog Club of America has been in existence for more than 100 years, and we've not found anyone in the club that can pinpoint the cause for the color disqualifications that exist in the breed standard. In fact, the color BLUE is not mentioned at all in the French Bulldog breed standard, nor is the color gray. Yet, gray & white is listed as a color choice on the AKC 's list of descriptive breed colors that one can choose when registering the color of their French Bulldog.
P.S. In Europe, in fact, FCI does not recognized the Cream colored French Bulldogs, which does not bother the American owners/breeders and AKC as well, succsessfully breed and show creams in States :-)
Question: Is the mouse color that is listed as a disqualifying color in the French Bulldog breed standard a descriptive term for "blue"?
Answer: Unfortunately, there is no "factual historical" data available to accurately answer that question. However, there has been some supposition that mouse could be the term used to describe blue fawn Frenchies or blue brindle Frenchies. Again, the French Bulldog breed standard is very ambiguous and unclear in many aspects.......not just the color related issues.
Question: Is AKC responsible for choosing the colors that are available for use when registering your French Bulldog?
Answer: No. The parent club, FBDCA, selects the colors that can be used to describe the coat color and markings of the French Bulldog, and supplies that information to the AKC for use on AKC registration documents.
Question: Are blue brindle, blue mask blue fawn, or blue brindle pied separate and distinct colors?
Answer: NO! A blue brindle (solid or pied) is simply a brindle dog that carries the "d" (dilute) gene which causes the black hairs to become blue. A blue mask fawn is a black mask fawn dog that carries the "d" (dilute) gene which causes the black mask to be blue instead. Black mask fawn dogs can and usually do have black tipping throughout their fawn coat, and these black hairs will be blue on the blue mask fawn dog.