There is something so adorable about Chocolate French Bulldogs.
They are beautiful creatures and they are not very common, making them even more desirable.
We are all very aware of fawn Frenchies, cream Frenchies or white Frenchies, but chocolate ones are a lot harder to come by.
If you want to know more about this rare color, then you’re in the best place! Read on for a complete guide to chocolate Frenchies.
Genetics Behind The Coat Color
The chocolate coat on a Frenchie is very rare, and the genetics behind it explain why this is the case. The chocolate coat color is found on the B-locus, and the gene that causes this coat color is recessive.
This is similar to the gene that causes red hair in humans.
In order for a Frenchie to have a chocolate colored coat, they must have two copies of this gene, one from each parent. It is not easy to tell whether these puppies will have both of these genes as it is not testable.
This means that you can’t specifically breed this color Frenchie, making them very rare to come by.
Facts About Chocolate Frenchies
Chocolate Frenchies are great dogs and they are very rare.
At a glance, these dogs are:
- Not officially recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club)
- Very rare color for a French Bulldog
- Difficult to breed due to the gene makeup
Where Can I Get A Chocolate Frenchie?
There are a few places that you can get a chocolate Frenchie from, these include:
It is common for people to purchase chocolate Frenchies from a breeder.
If you are buying from a breeder, you need to make sure that you are purchasing from a reputable breeder so that it is a safe and protected process.
You need to be sure that these Frenchies have been properly bred as they already experience health issues, and you don’t want to experience any more because of the way they were bred.
Getting a dog from a breeder can be very expensive, however, this breed and color of dog is very rare so you will find it difficult to find.
It is very possible to find a French Bulldog breeder who prioritizes the health of the dogs over the money that they will make.
A Rescue Center
It is always better to adopt a dog from a rescue center if possible, however, it can be very difficult to find the dog that you are looking for.
You may not find the exact color you want. However, you will save a lot of money if you rescue a dog rather than purchase one from a breeder.
What Other Colored Frenchies Are There?
There are 20 different shades and patterns of French Bulldog.
The brindle is a very common Frenchie. The dog has a fawn colored base coat which contains black hairs throughout.
The fur on this breed has a tiger pattern on it. This is caused by the dominant (K) allele. You only need to have one of these genes in order for the dog to have this pattern.
This is a common pattern, too. These Frenchies have white fur. They also have dark, large spots.
You can get this pattern of Frenchie in lots of different colors, including brindle, fawn, blue and lots more.
The recessive pied allele gene causes this pattern. Because the gene is recessive, you will need two copies of it to see this design, one from each parent.
As we have been learning, the chocolate colored French bulldog is rare. If your Frenchie has this coloring then it has the allele (b) gene.
The coloring of the fur can vary from light to dark on this dog.
This is a recessive gene, so you need two of them to see this color on your puppy. This will need to be one from each parent.
These dogs are beautiful and they often have different colored eyes to the other Frenchies.
They can have golden, yellow or green eyes.
Blue Frenchies are very rare, too. They are very sought after because of this. It is very difficult to find a reputable breeder of this dog because the dogs themselves are so rare.
It is very important to research the background of this dog if you are looking to get one. It is important that both of the dogs’ parents do not have any health problems, as these can be genetic.
As it is so rare, it is common for breeders to breed these dogs with their relatives in order to keep the color, and this can cause severe health issues for the dog.
Cream Frenchies are fairly popular. They are sometimes mixed up with white Frenchies because their fur is a very similar color.
White Frenchies have pink eye rims, so they are easy to distinguish. Cream Frenchies have darker eye rims and dark lips.
If you are looking for a cream Frenchie, they are much easier to find than some of the others.
The (e) allele is responsible for this color, and it is a recessive gene. This means that both parents need to pass on the gene in order for the color to show.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Be Careful Of When Choosing My Breeder?
It is very important to get your dog from a reputable breeder if you are going down this route.
While it is better to rescue a dog where you can, it is not always possible to find the color that you are looking for in these Frenchies.
You need to make sure that your breeder did not partake in improper breeding by making the Frenchies breed with their relatives in order to keep the color.
This can cause very serious health issues for the dogs further down the line.
How Many Colors Of French Bulldog Are There?
There are 20 different colors and patterns of French Bulldogs. These range from the common colors to the very rare ones.
It is important to ensure that if you are opting for a rare color that you are careful of where you have sourced the dog from.
I hope this complete guide to chocolate French Bulldogs is useful, and that you now have all the information you need on the breed!
These dogs are very rare so if you are looking for one, make sure that it is from a reputable breeder.
This is very important, as you don’t want your dog to suffer from health defects because of improper breeding.