If you are thinking about getting a long-haired fluffy Frenchie, let me tell you that it’s really fun to have these adorable dogs. This article has all the information that you need to know before and after buying a long-haired Frenchie.
Fluffy French Bulldogs had become famous in the early 50s of eighteen century and were firstly introduced in the 1860s at a dog show. During the Industrial Revolution, many people migrated from England to France and other countries around the globe. Most people settling in France took their dogs along them including White Fluffy French Bulldogs and other popular breeds. After a while, this breed gained popularity in France.
It is a little-known fact that ‘Toy’ Bulldog was the original name of Fluffy Frenchies before becoming popular as French Bulldog, as they were used in a sport called bullarium or bull-baiting (It’s bull-fighting in which usually dogs are used against bulls for a fight). This sport was widespread in England and that made Toy Bulldogs associated with England. This blood sport was banned in the early nineteenth century.
How Toy Bulldogs were given the name French Bulldog?
After bulldogs got famous initially in France, the breeders from England perceive this as a business opportunity and they started sending these little dogs to France. As time passed, the population of these erected ears dogs in France tremendously increased and it even surpassed England. So individuals started calling this breed “French Bulldog”, this is how Frenchies were named.
What are Fluffy Frenchies?
A Fuzzy French Bulldog is a rare type that is smaller in size than the parent breed and has slightly longer fluffy hair with erected ears which is the key feature of Frenchies. (read more about other types of french bulldog here)
The scarcity of this breed created ambiguity that there is no existence of such dogs but when the pictures of toy dogs became viral on the internet then doubt of their non-existence culminated.
What is a Fluffy Frenchie mixed with? Are they purebred?
The debate regarding long-haired Frenchies being a mixture or pure breed continues as they are not widespread.
The answer to the question is, Yes! It’s a pure breed obtained from the breeding of two pure French bulldogs. But this breed is not recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) and other associations as this breed doesn’t confide with the standards.
If you have a look at the purebreds you will find out that they were crossed at some point by breeders to obtain their desired traits.
How Furry French Bulldog can be developed?
If you are a breeder and you want this scarce breed then it’s hard to achieve it but not impossible.
To develop a Fluffy Frenchie, you should test the DNA of breeding parents to whether they contain an x-linked or polygenic recessive genetic mutation called Fibroblast Growth Factor 5 (FGF 5), which is determining factor for long coats. When two Frenchies are cross-bred, their breeding parents may have only one L1 or L4 and one copy of the shorter gene and if the L1 or L4 is dominant then there is likely more chance of getting this breed.
What do Fluffy Frenchies look like?
Physical appearance has a great impact, especially hair. People usually use the phrase, ” New hair- New me”, when they have a hair cut, but this phrase can’t be used for full-grown long-haired French Bulldogs as they have long hair but they still have pretty much resemblance with their founding breed.
Fluffy Frenchies have massive front limbs with fluffy long hair. They have bat-like erected ears, flat square heads, and round eyes with a lot of wrinkles on the face which are the key features of French bulldogs.
Apart from their similarities they have long fluffy hair on their chest, ears, and mane with a variety of color markings. The tail is short with a pig-like screwing appearance or may be straight. When you look at the eyes, you might think that they are sad, but actually, they are not. It’s their natural facial look that gives us a sad feeling.
The offspring obtained from the breeding of the French Bulldog is more likely to be patient, easily trainable, playful, and friendly and the same is true for Fluffy Frenchies as well. If you are alone, then Furry Frenchies are pragmatic companions for you because they like spending their time with their pet parents and don’t require much care.
Even though hairy Frenchies are highly suitable for families because of their friendly, playful nature, they are attention seekers so they like being the “center of the eye” in your family.
Fuzzy Frenchies don’t bark much and if you live in a lean walled apartment, then they wouldn’t be troublesome for you.
Despite being much active, Fluffy Frenchie puppies don’t need much training or exercise to channel their energy. If you have a busy schedule and you can take your pet for a short walk along yourself in the morning then it’s more than enough for them. They are the intelligent ones and can easily opt for any training which is taught to them, so they can be easily trained.
Weight of Fluffy French Bulldog
This discussion is helpful in two means, identification, and health as well. The weight of this adorable breed has a little variation depending on the sex.
The weight of male Fluffy Bulldogs usually ranges from 20 to 28 pounds, however, the female weighs a little less with a range of 16 to 24 pounds.
If you use positive reinforcement for training your dog, you should keep in mind that giving too many treats can result in obesity. Obesity predisposes your dog to various health problems including diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.
Is Fluffy French Bulldog hypoallergenic?
No, Furry French Bulldogs are not hypoallergenic. As they have long hair on their body, they can shed and this can cause an allergic reaction.
How much does a Fluffy Frenchie cost? Why are they so expensive?
Fluffy Frenchie’s price ranges from $10000 to $14000.
The reason behind them being expensive is the cost of breeding or reproduction which includes artificial insemination and C-sections which costs around $3000 to $ 4000 to a breeder.
These are just the reproductive expenditures and there are a lot more.
Q1-Can Fluffy Frenchie fly through an airplane?
Yes! Fluffy French Bulldogs are permitted to fly with specific requirements depending upon the airlines. The common thing which would be asked by all airlines is the health certificate of your dog if they are traveling along with you.
Q2-Can Fluffy Frenchies swim?
NO! Because of their heavy front muscles and small size, this breed can’t swim. If they try to swim the water will enter their nostrils and they can’t breathe well. This will result in their death. So be vigilant when you and your furry are new to a pool or a large water reservoir.
Q3-How much does a Fluffy Frenchie Bulldog cost?
The cost is very high because of medical reproductive procedures that are used for developing this breed and it can cost you as much as $14000.
Q4- Looking for a Fluffy Frenchie for sale?
If you want to purchase a long-haired Frenchie puppy then you can buy one online. There are a lot of trustworthy groups and websites which can help you get your dream dog.
Reasons Not to Get French Fluffy Bulldogs as Pets
Fluffy Frenchies usually fall prey to a plethora of health issues, mostly because of their appearance. Following are the common heath problems in Fluffy Bulldogs:
- Brachycephalic Syndrome is airways narrowing or obstruction disorder that results in respiratory problems and all of this is because of skull deformation.
- Long-haired Fluffy Frenchies have mobility problems due to Hemi-vertebrae and Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and this disease is more likely to occur in dogs with screwed tails.
- The adorable rounded eyes are likely to be affected by bacterial infections or dry eye etc,
- Dermatitis is a skin disease mainly due to the folds on their faces. So cleaning your buddy’s face is an integral part of grooming to prevent skin problems.
- Your furry friend may be prone to an ear infection that can be caused by allergies.
French Bulldog’s fluffy appearance makes them adorable and attractive. This is why people want to adopt this breed and they are ready to pay much for buying them. If you have bought a long-haired french bulldog, enjoy the unlimited joy of having it as a pet.
I hope the information from this article will help you take better care of your best friend. Thank you for reading!