Have you seen a long-haired French Bulldog? Some of you may just know that there is a long-haired French Bulldog so that they wonder how to get this long-haired French Bulldog. The information about long-haired French Bulldogs can be read below.
Getting A Long-Haired French Bulldog
To get a long-haired French Bulldog, the breeder needs to pair two French Bulldogs which both have the Lh gene. Let’s say that the breeder bred two French Bulldogs with the Sh/Lh combination. Then, the thing that will happen is that only 1 in 4 of their puppies will have long hair as explained on the French Bulldog 101 site. However, if the breeder breeds two French Bulldogs which both have the Lh/Lh combination, all of the puppies will have long hair.
According to the Happy French Bulldog site, the long hair gene is recessive and long-haired French Bulldogs have the ‘L4’ gene. If there are two French Bulldogs which have this gene and they are bred, their puppies will have the long hair gene as well. Furthermore, on that site, it is also explained that this gene is an autosomal recessive trait so that there is no genetic dominance. The meaning is that two French Bulldogs which have the long hair gene can be bred and have a long haired dog, but it does not mean that both parents actually show the long hair trait.
Long-haired French Bulldogs are purebred. Nevertheless, according to the AKC, they are not considered to be an official dog breed.
The Cost of A Long-Haired French Bulldog
According to the French Bulldog 101 site, a French Bulldog can cost around $1500 to $3500 on average. It is also known that French Bulldogs can cost up to $ 100,000. On the French Bulldog Breed site, it is explained that the price range of a long-haired French Bulldog can be from $5000 to $15000. The price does not only determine the appearance of the dog, but also the dog’s health. It is not easy to find a long haired French Bulldog. If the breeder wants to breed this kind of dog, they need to do DNA tests and it is expensive. So, to be able to produce a fluffy or long-haired French Bulldog needs a lot of effort and also money. As a result, the price of a French Bulldog with long-haired is expensive as well.
The Look of A Long-Haired French Bulldog
The look of a long-haired French Bulldog is like the other French Bulldogs. However, a long-haired French Bulldog does not have a short coat and is smooth. A long-haired French Bulldog has medium-length wavy hair that covers their head, ears, back, and chest so that this dog is unique and fluffy.
The Health Condition of Long-Haired French Bulldogs
As long as a long-haired French Bulldog is bred responsibly, the dog will not have any more health issues. However, in fact, all French Bulldogs are prone to a number of health issues as you are able to read below according to the Happy French Bulldog.
- French Bulldogs are prone to Brachycephalic Obstructive Syndrome (BOS). This health issue is a condition where the dog has a small skull and it results in breathing issues.
- French Bulldogs are prone to Intertrigo (Skinfold Dermatitis). This condition is inflammation of the skin where it can happen because of rubbing skin folds.
- French Bulldogs are prone to Cherry Eye. This health issue is a condition where a tear gland in the eye causes swelling.
- French Bulldogs are prone to Perineal Hernia. This health issue is a condition where the pelvic abdominal organs are displaced.
- French Bulldogs are prone to Atopic Dermatitis (Atopy). This is the condition of an allergy to a substance in the environment.
- French Bulldogs are prone to Luxating Patella. It is a health issue where the kneecap or patella is dislocated.
- French Bulldogs are prone to Epilepsy. This health issue is a condition where there is repeated occurrence of seizures
Knowing that the French Bulldogs are prone to a number of health issues above, having pet insurance is important.
Long-Haired French Bulldogs Colors
According to the Happy French Bulldog site, there are 16 French Bulldog colors and those include common and rare. However, the AKC has approved 11 codes for French Bulldog colors. For your information, codes were created years ago for ‘official colored’ French Bulldogs and it permits the dogs to compete in AKC shows. Those approved colors are fawn, fawn and white, fawn brindle, white and fawn, fawn brindle and white, white, brindle, brindle and white, white and brindle, cream, and white and white. How about the other 5 colors? The colors which are not approved by the AKC are blue, lilac, blue and tan, chocolate and tan, and blue merle. These 5 colors are rare colors and they are full-bred and prettily unique.
As also explained on the Happy French Bulldog site, together with 16 possible colors, there are markings which a French Bulldog is able to have added to its character where those markings are listed below.
This marking is patches of colors on the coat.
- Black Mask
This marking is black patches on the face.
- Brindle Markings
This marking is patches of shading of red with darker pieces of hair.
This marking is a mostly white coat with spots of color.
- White Markings
This marking is a dark coat with patches of white.
French Bulldogs which are long-haired can be any color listed above with their own markings same as any other French Bulldogs.
Grooming Long-Haired French Bulldogs
It is fairly easy to groom French Bulldogs with long hair because even though they have long hair, the hair is not so long. It means that the owner does not need to brush the dog often. The owner can brush the dog once a week. However, during certain times of the year, the dog may begin shedding more. If it happens, the owner needs to increase their brushing routine to prevent loose hair from building up.
The main issue of this dog is to have all the wrinkles on their face and this area can have bacterial infections because of moisture sitting in it. So, to prevent this, they should be wiped clean daily.
How about bathing? The dog can be bathed when they have developed a smell, roll in mud, or something similar. However, it is not necessary for the dog to bathe regularly, but an occasional bath when they are dirty.