Origin of the breed

The long haired French bulldog has a recessive gene that has five variants. The gene that is found in this particular breed is the L4 gene. These dogs are pure-bred. When two French bulldogs with the L4 gene are bred, the resulting offspring is a beautiful and cuddly long-haired pup. But it is to be noted, that both parents won’t necessarily have long hair, as the gene is recessive. However, if both the parents have the gene, the offspring will surely have long hair.

These long-haired dogs haven’t officially been approved by the American Kennel Club or AKC.  But this means nothing more than the fact that these Frenchies can’t take part in AKC events. The long-haired French bulldog is a rare species and has become an internet sensation, for the right reasons. 

These Frenchies have furry ears, that look exactly like the bat-ears we know bulldogs to have. Their body shape is also exactly like a bulldog, just with substantially longer hair. The long hair is generally present on and around their head and gets shorter in the body. At first glance, they look like fluffy bulldogs with hair extensions. 

Personality and Health of a Long-haired French Bulldog

Long Haired French Bulldog

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  1. Personality- Almost all of the personality traits of these dogs are similar to that of other Frenchies. They are very affectionate and calm. Even though they might take a little while to recognize new people and be comfortable around them aggressive behaviour is very rare.  They aren’t high-maintenance dogs and don’t need extensive exercise either. These Frenchies are full of love and will fill you with warmth just with their mere presence. 
  1. Health- The health of any dog mostly depends on how well they are bred. It is the same with these Frenchies. If they are well-bred, they shouldn’t have more problems than any other French bulldog. But the negative thing is, French Bulldogs are prone to diseases. Some of the common diseases that Bulldogs are prone to are listed below
  • Epilepsy
  • Cherry eye
  • Perineal Hernia 
  • Intertrigo
  • Atopic Dermatitis 

How expensive are these French Bulldogs

Since these dogs a rare breed, they are more expensive than normal Frenchies. You might also face problems in finding a breeder who breeds these Frenchies. Long-haired French Bulldogs can range between $5,000 to $15,00. 

Keep in mind that the cost of dogs isn’t only based on their looks, but also their health. Reputable breeders will have higher prices, but you can also expect a well-bred dog. But a well-bred dog won’t be prone to diseases and will save you a lot of money on vet trips. So make a wise choice. 

If you are buying your dog from a top-notch breeder, then the price may even surpass the range mentioned. But this is justifiable, given that genetic testings and other tests need to be done before the breeding process to get a purebred offspring. 

After you buy the dog, you will also need to get the basic things like shampoo, a couple of medicines, a bed, food, and toys. You might also need to go to the vet and get your dog vaccinated. So be prepared for these additional costs as well. 

In what colours can you find a Long Haired French Bulldog?

Long Haired French Bulldog

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You don’t have to worry much if you have colour preferences for your dog’s coat. These Frenchies come in quite many shades. But again, keep in mind that this breed is anyway very rare to find. If you add a colour specification on top of that, you might have a tough time looking for your ideal dog. 

Here are a few common colours that these Frenchies are available in

  • White
  • Brindle
  • Fawn
  • Cream
  • Fawn and White
  • Fawn, Brindle and White
  • White and Brindle
  • White and White

Some of the rare colours are

  • Blue Merle
  • Chocolate and Tan
  • Lilac
  • Blue
  • Blue and Tan

Taking good care of your Frenchie 

Frenchie pups are very easygoing and don’t require much maintenance. You would mostly need to do the most basic things like feeding them, giving them water, taking them on walks, grooming them and of course, you have to give them cuddles! 

If you want to go the extra mile and train your bulldog, that is completely up to you. The more time you spend with your pet, the more loved they feel. However, if you have time constraints due to your work, these Frenchies might just be ideal for you. 

Since you are getting a Long-haired French bulldog, you will have to take care of their hair. Their hair doesn’t grow very long, so taking care shouldn’t be a very difficult job. You have to give them regular baths, brush their hair, and keep a check on lice. If your dog goes out a lot and its coat gets dirty, you may have to give it a bath more often. 

How to know if this Frenchie is a good pet for you?

You might have done all your research and might be wondering if the Long-haired French bulldog is the perfect pet for you. In most cases, the answer would be yes. However, here is a list of things about the Frenchie, that can help you decide

  1. They don’t grow a lot in size, and so can be an ideal pet for small houses
  2. They are low maintenance
  3. But they are very prone to diseases
  4. You might not get them easily
  5. They are very expensive
  6. They are not aggressive 
  7. They don’t need a lot of exercises

Conclusion

A long-haired French bulldog is a great pet to have. They are adorable and aren’t difficult to keep. You don’t need to give them attention throughout the day either. But if you want company, these Frenchies will be there for you! Just make sure to find a good breeder, and start looking at least a couple of months in advance because these adorable dogs aren’t exactly the easiest find. An added benefit, you can notch up your social media game by posting pictures of your rare bulldog. 

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