Finding Your Perfect Fluffy Frenchie: A Guide to French Bulldog Puppies

Picture this: French Bulldogs, those lovable little characters with their smooth, short coats. Now, imagine a French Bulldog with a twist – they’re fluffy! It’s like finding a glittery unicorn in a world of horses. So, how does this happen?

Well, there’s a cool science story behind it. These fluffballs owe their long hair to a secret gene passed down by their French Bulldog parents. Join us as we dive into this charming world of fluffy Frenchies, discover their special genes, and figure out what makes them so darn adorable.

Key Takeaway

  • Fluffy French Bulldogs are rare and more expensive due to the rarity of the LH gene responsible for their long-haired fur.
  • Fluffy French Bulldogs come in various colors and patterns and have a muscular and compact body.
  •  Fluffy French Bulldogs require constant care and attention, including financial considerations for vet visits and potential health issues.
  • Fluffy French Bulldogs are the rarest and most unique in the Frenchie world, with prices ranging from $6,000 to $12,000 USD depending on color and gender.

What Exactly Is A Fluffy French Bulldog?

Meet the extraordinary fluffy French Bulldog, a real standout in the world of furry friends. They’re like the unicorns of the Frenchie world – charming and utterly unique, all thanks to their luxurious long hair.

Here’s the secret sauce: Fluffy Frenchies get their fantastic fluff from a rare hidden gene, something you don’t see every day in short-haired French Bulldogs.

These long-haired French Bulldogs, lovingly known as “fluffy French Bulldogs” or “Long-haired French Bulldogs,” boast a mane of fur that gives them a regal lion-like appearance, adding a touch of the wild to your home.

It’s a beautiful testament to the French Bulldog’s rich diversity. While the classic short-haired Frenchie remains the most common, the fluffy French Bulldog brings a majestic twist to this beloved breed.

The Fluffy French Bulldog Genetic Profile Explained

As mentioned, these long-haired French Bulldogs came about due to a genetic variation.

There are dog genetic testing companies like Embark that state that the long-coated French Bulldog possesses the Fibroblast Growth Factor 5 (FGF) (also known as the autosomal recessive gene).

This gene is responsible for expressing the two gene codes known as short hair (Sh) and long hair (Lh).

If two different French Bulldogs carrying the Lh gene have a Frenchie puppy, there is a strong chance that the whole litter of Frenchie will be of the long-haired variety.

On the other hand, if one of the French Bulldog parents carries the Sh gene, only one Frenchie puppy from that particular litter will be of the fluffy French Bulldog variety.

Hopefully, that short genetic discussion didn’t cause PTSD from your high school biology classes.

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Is The Fluffy Frenchie Considered A Purebred French Bulldog?

This is where things get a little controversial.  French Bulldog purists do not consider these fluff balls part of the breed standard.

There is nothing inherently wrong with these fluffy Frenchies; they just aren’t recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC)Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), and United Kennel Club (UKC).

These organizations do NOT qualify the fluffy French Bulldog as meeting the breed standard.  While adorable, they are not considered purebred French Bulldogs.

There may be a shot that someday, this variation of Frenchie will be acknowledged by organizations like the AKC, but not currently.

Are Fluffy French Bulldogs Hard To Come By?

I was so used to seeing “normal” French Bulldogs that the first time I saw a picture of a “Fluffy French Bulldog” I didn’t think it was real.

In my small city, I rarely see another dog owner with a French Bulldog; seeing a long-haired French Bulldog is especially rare.  This is indeed a rare variation of the French Bulldog, so they are hard to come by.

With that said, this variation of French Bulldog is becoming more popular so they are starting to pop up more and more as some breeders are beginning to breed them to meet the demand intentionally.

Where Can You Buy A Fluffy French Bulldog?

This is a little tough to nail down as breeders with these furry fur balls are few and far between. I did some research

  • Tom King Kennels – One of the first results in Google is a kennel called Tom King Kennels.  They are based overseas in Hungary, and the reviews online are very positive, and some trusted sources have good things to say about them. I would be cautious about buying a dog I haven’t seen, but the reviews look good.  Just be aware of the inherent dangers of purchasing a dog you haven’t noticed and also understand that the added travel expenses of having the dog sent to you will be pretty pricey.
  • REO Ranch in CA – Another Kennel that showed up highly on Google included the REO Ranch in California.  I couldn’t find a lot of reviews on Google or Facebook but they had some on their website here.  As always, do your homework before ever purchasing a French Bulldog.  Some tips in this article should help.
  • AKC Marketplace – I know I stated earlier that the AKC doesn’t officially recognize this breed variation, BUT they list many French Bulldog breeders so it might not be a bad idea to reach out to some of them.
  • Fluffy Frenchies UK – This is another breeder in the UK based out of Berkshire. These breeders test the bloodlines thoroughly and their fluffy Frenchies come with the necessary pedigree papers.
  • Beantown Frenchies – I recently had a great conversation with Alek from Beantown Frenchies, a French Bulldog Breeder in Massachusetts that breeds Fluffy French Bulldogs and short-haired French Bulldogs.

Some have asked about the chances if it is possible to adopt a Fluffy French Bulldog.  Your options of doing this won’t be excellent, but you never know.  It is possible, but the odds won’t be in your favour.

Fluffy French Bulldog Cost – How Much Is A Long-Haired French Bulldog?

As I mentioned earlier, these fluffy French Bulldogs are currently hard to come by, so the ordinarily expensive Frenchie is even more costly due to their rarity.

After scouring the Internet I saw the price range for a male long-haired French Bulldog going from $3,500 to $15,000.  The females are even more of an investment.  The fluffy female French Bulldogs cost $4,500 to $16,000.


As if that sticker shock wasn’t enough, you might see those numbers climb from breeders with top-quality lineages.

I paid $4,500 for my short-haired French Bulldog to put that in perspective.  It is not atypical for short-haired French Bulldogs to go from $3,500 to $8,000.  I have seen these prices decrease as more breeders are getting into breeding Fluffy Frenchies.

Is The Temperament Of A Fluffy French Bulldog The Same As A Short-Haired French Bulldog?

While the length of the hair on these adorable fluff balls is different the temperament is similar to that of any French Bulldog.  Like their short-haired cousins, these Fluffy French Bulldogs are excellent family dogs.

They are playful, stubborn, love kids, and they can be vocal at times

Frenchies are food-driven, people-pleasing, affectionate, bat-eared little dogs that will quickly work their way into your heart.

They are also prone to separation anxiety and aren’t fans of being left alone for extended periods.  Our little Frenchie often gets into trouble when he is unattended by “his humans.”

Just ask my favourite chair he ripped the stuffing out of after being left alone for too long.

Are Fluffy Frenchies Hypoallergenic?

In short, the answer is No: Fluffy French Bulldogs are not hypoallergenic.

Even short-haired Frenchies aren’t hypoallergenic.  Fluffy French Bulldogs shed even more than their short-haired counterparts.

If you suffer from allergies, their hair and dander may affect you.

Unfortunately, no dog breeds are 100% hypoallergenic, and Fluffy Frenchies can cause allergies in some people.

Are Fluffy Frenchies Bad?

Worried about your fluffy Frenchie’s health? No need to fret! The long hair gene in French Bulldogs doesn’t harm their well-being. When bred responsibly, these long-haired cuties are just as healthy as their short-haired counterparts.

Now, here’s the scoop: Some die-hard French Bulldog enthusiasts may raise an eyebrow because the fluffy version doesn’t quite fit the AKC breed standards.

But hey, love knows no boundaries, and it’s all about your personal choice. If you’re cool with your fluffy Frenchie not being an “official” version by one organization’s standards, then that’s what truly matters. After all, it’s all about the love you share!

What Does A Fluffy French Bulldog Look Like?  Fluffy French Bulldog Appearance

The first time I saw a picture of one of the Fluffy French Bulldogs it looked like a miniature lion.  He had quite the mane and was very impressive looking.

Here’s a beautiful fluffy French Bulldog picture:

Here’s another shot of a different fluffy French Bulldog

And how about the cute face of this fluffy French Bulldog:

3 Tips To Keep Your Fluffy Frenchie Clean

While these fluffy French Bulldogs are adorable, their long hair doesn’t come without issues.

1. Keep Your Fluffy Frenchie Fresh: Maintaining the Beauty of Long-Haired Frenchies

When it comes to long-haired French Bulldogs, a little extra TLC goes a long way. Regular grooming is the key to keeping your fur baby looking and feeling fantastic. Bath time is crucial, as their long hair is more prone to collecting dust and other unwanted debris. Regular baths help prevent any unpleasant odors and keep fungal infections at bay.

2. Brushing for Luscious Locks

The secret behind those luscious locks is regular brushing. To maintain your Frenchie’s charming mane, make brushing a part of your routine. You can use a hand glove brush or a medium bristle brush to keep their hair in top shape. This not only keeps them looking their best but also creates a bonding experience between you and your furry friend.

3. Facial Folds and Nail Care: Essential Grooming Steps

Maintaining your long-haired French Bulldog’s well-being goes beyond just fur care. Remember to clean their facial folds regularly to prevent odors and infections. And let’s not forget the importance of nail care. While some opt for professional grooming, keeping those nails trimmed is essential for your fluffy Frenchie’s comfort and health. These simple steps will ensure your four-legged family member stays happy and healthy.

Final Thoughts About the Fluffy French Bulldog

Undoubtedly, the fluffy French Bulldogs are a visual delight. While some purists within the French Bulldog community may have their reservations, we believe that individual preferences should be respected.

It’s worth noting that the price tag for these long-haired Frenchies can be a hurdle for many potential pet owners.

Despite their distinctive appearance, these fluffy French Bulldogs possess the same lovable temperament as their short-haired counterparts. Their unique coats don’t alter the affectionate and endearing nature that makes French Bulldogs such cherished companions.

If you decide that you absolutely must have a Fluffy French Bulldog, be sure to do your homework, know what you are getting into, and purchase one from a reputable breeder.

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