White French Bulldogs are among the many coat colors of this breed, even though it is much less frequently seen than other patterns and colors. The rare presence of white French Bulldogs can be attributed to a number of factors, such as Albinism, Leucism, Brindle, and Merle genes. In some cases, White Frenchies are known to have some health challenges including skin problem, deafness, and eye issues.
That notwithstanding, White Frenchies are still one of the most beloved dog-breeds the world over, and indeed, French Bulldogs in general.
In 2017, French Bulldog was recorded as the fourth most popular purebred dog in the whole of the United States, and the U.K. and the popularity continue to grow.
Among the French Bulldog breeds, white Frenchie Coat Color is among the standard French Bulldog colors that were described in the Official Breed Standard, which makes it even more worth talking about.
Hence, we are going to devote the rest of this piece to educating you with some relevant information about the White Frenchie Coat Color.
What is a White French Bulldog?
A white French Bulldog is a French Bulldog that the coat color is predominantly white rather than the more common brindle, fawn, cream, or other coat color patterns.
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Are White French Bulldogs Albino Dogs?
A white French Bulldog is not necessarily an albino dog as most new Frenchie owners would think. As a matter of fact, the albino factor is one of the least causative factors of white Frenchies.
One of the first things you should note when thinking of an albino animal is that the species is very rare, majorly because albinism can only be inherited and it is as well a recessive trait. What this means is that before a white French Bulldog can be classified as an albino, both parents must contribute their genes. It also means that such Frenchie must lack pigment in all areas that pigments are supposed to appear.
A typical Albino French Bulldog has a pink, blue, or amber eyes, depending on how light passes through the iris. Also, the skin is a bit pinkish because the blood vessels are often visible. In some other cases, the dog may still display single white or other colors in areas that are not affected.
Apart from albinism, let's consider other genetic factors that can contribute to the pale coat of a French Bulldog:
A leucistic Frenchie is one that the coat is light-colored, but he usually still has normal eye color. It is easy to confuse Leucistic Frenchie and an Albino Frenchie, but the genes that cause both factors are completely different. Leucism can also occur partially. In such a case, the French Bulldog would have canine markings such as the piebald color pattern.
A white French Bulldog with markings is called a Brindle or piebald. Note that this is when the French Bulldog is predominantly white in color.
Officially, there are about 6 French Bulldog Breed Standard of white-coat with coat color patterns or markings:
- White and Brindle
- Cream and White
- White and Fawn
- Fawn, Brindle, and White
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Another way a French Bulldog can have the white coat predominantly is when he inherits the merle color pattern gene from one or both of his parents.
If only one parent contributed it is known as a single merle, if both parents contributed to the coat color the Frenchie would be referred to as Double Merle French Bulldog, some refer to it as "False white".
It must be noted that Double Merle Frenchies have a higher likelihood of facing serious lifelong health issues. Hence, reputable breeders don't usually breed this type.
This brings to fore the need for you to always work with a reputable breeder when acquiring a Frenchie, and always ask about coat color-related health challenges.
That's what we have for you today about White French Bulldogs, hope you learned a bunch? We are glad to read your comments below. Feel free to share your view on this topic. Thank you.