Fluffy Frenchie Puppies
It’s likely you’ve never seen a French Bulldog with a long coat before. This rare variation on the classic French Bulldog is often called the Fluffy Frenchie, or the long-haired French Bulldog. The long coat is a recessive gene, meaning you usually need two long-haired parents to produce a Fluffy Frenchie litter. Would one be right for you and your family? Learn more with our complete Fluffy Frenchie Puppies guide!
Where To Get Fluffy Frenchie Puppies
Since the breed standard for the French Bulldog is short-haired, the long-haired Frenchie is not recognized by most kennel clubs. Even though evidence suggests these are purebred French Bulldogs, many might suspect a Fluffy Frenchie is a mix of a French Bulldog and another breed with longer hair. Finding a responsible breeder for a long-haired French Bulldog might be tricky, but not impossible. Many breeders think the long-haired gene should be recognized as a breed standard. Thunder…
Since the Fluffy Frenchie is gaining popularity, it’s likely you’ll come across someone breeding them specifically for the new demand. These breeders will make the process of finding someone responsible fairly difficult. Though you might want to rescue a dog from a backyard breeding or puppy mill operation, your money is better spent with someone who cares about the health of the French Bulldog bloodline and their puppies. Though the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize Fluffy Frenchies, you can still check their French Bulldog marketplace for those who respect and care about their long-haired puppies and litters.
If you’re not sure you want a puppy, adopting or fostering an older Fluffy Frenchie might be a great option for you! Even though long-haired French Bulldogs are rare, one might still appear at your local French Bulldog Rescue.
Fluffy Frenchie puppies come with a hefty price tag. From a responsible breeder, one can range anywhere in price from $5000 to $15,000 and higher! This is mostly due to the rarity of the long haired gene and also the expenses related to producing a litter of French Bulldog puppies. Most litters are produced through artificial insemination and have to be born via C-Section, raising the costs of the birth of the puppies. While a higher price tag is generally a good sign you’ve found a responsible breeder, this isn’t always the case. This is why it’s especially important to do your research and look for other signs of an ethical breeder before committing. Cristian…
A Fluffy Frenchie will look the same as a standard short-haired French Bulldog. The main difference will be the longer coat. Some are described as having a lion mane around their faces. Fluffy Frenchies come in a number of standard or exotic colors, same as their short-haired cousins. Standard French Bulldog colors include brindle, cream, fawn, black, or a mix of these. The exotic colors include blue, lilac, merle, a light brown called Isabella, chocolate, and blue fawn.
Your Fluffy Frenchie will grow to measure 11 to 13 inches tall at the shoulder. Most weigh under 28 pounds. This is a breed where males are generally a little bigger than females. Norwichk9…
The coat length of a Fluffy Frenchie is not associated with a change in temperament from the standard. Your long-haired French Bulldog will be just as loyal and friendly as their short-haired litter mates. French Bulldogs do very well with kids of all ages. It’s still a good idea to supervise interactions between kids and your dog, for the safety of all parties. They do fairly well with other dogs when socialized, making them a great option if you already have dogs in your family. Fluffy Frenchies are very friendly with human strangers as well.
Although French Bulldogs are playful, they only have moderate energy needs. A daily short walk or play session should give them all the exercise they need. Because of their short faces, however, they can’t exercise in extremely hot weather. Since they can’t swim, don’t leave them unattended around a pool or a tub. Don’t leave them alone for too long, as this is a breed that can easily develop separation anxiety. Yzcfrenchie…
Your Fluffy Frenchie’s people pleasing nature can make training fairly easy. However, like all French Bulldogs, they can also have a stubborn streak. Start socialization and training very early. Harsh training methods are not suitable for any dog, and a French Bulldog in particular can be a sensitive pup. This is also a dog that’s very food-motivated. Limit treat consumption and try other positive rewards like praise and pets.
Fluffy Frenchie – Veterinary Needs
Fluffy Frenchies are prone to the same genetic health issues as their short-haired cousins. No one health condition occurs more frequently in long-haired French Bulldogs than in short-haired. Since this breed is short-faced, they generally have breathing issues and greater potential for heatstroke in hot weather. They can also develop juvenile cataracts, entropion eye, cherry eye, skin allergies, autoimmune skin disorders, heart issues, and joint issues in their hips and knees. A responsible French Bulldog breeder will screen for these health issues in their breeding pairs before producing a litter. However, it’s still a good idea to keep an eye out for symptoms of these issues. Regular vet visits should help with diagnosis, detection, and treatment. Ivar…
After bringing home your Fluffy Frenchie puppy, it’s important to schedule vet visits for them every three weeks or so until they’re a few months old. These appointments help your vet and puppy get to know each other better. Your vet will also make sure your Fluffy Frenchie is growing up happy and healthy. In addition, this is where your vet will administer an important series of puppy vaccinations. These include shots for parvovirus, rabies, distemper, and an optional shot for Bordetella. Read our puppy vaccine schedule for more information.
Be careful with how much you feed your Fluffy Frenchie puppy. This is a breed that’s prone to weight gain. It’s also difficult to keep them from eating too much, since they’re very food-motivated dogs. Keep your Fluffy Frenchie to a strict feeding schedule to prevent weight gain.
If your Fluffy Frenchie has skin issues and allergies, you might want to consider an omega-3 supplement. This can support skin and coat health, along with heart health. However, you should always consult your veterinarian or a certified pet nutritionist before starting your dog on any new supplement. If you want to control the ingredients in your dog’s food, you might want to consider home-cooking their meals. This is a great way to control the amounts of food and ingredients they eat. It can also help you easily exclude allergens from their food.
Like with any dog, you’ll want to take your Fluffy Frenchie’s age, overall health, weight, and activity level into account before choosing a food. Consult with your veterinarian or a certified pet nutritionist. While raw and grain-free pet diets have gained recent popularity, it’s still important to make sure one is right for your pup. They do have some associated risks. Phantom…
You’ll have to brush and bathe a Fluffy Frenchie more often than you would a short-haired French Bulldog. Their longer hair is great at picking up dust, dirt, and even fungus. Use a grooming glove or a medium slicker brush a few times a week. Like short-haired French Bulldogs, Fluffy Frenchies shed. They’re not recommended for those with dog allergies.
Pay special attention to your Fluffy Frenchie’s face wrinkles. If not cleaned regularly, these are great breeding grounds for bacteria and fungus. Wipe their faces clean daily with a hypoallergenic wipe.
It’s very important to brush your Fluffy Frenchie’s teeth every day. Dogs with smaller jaws are more prone to dental diseases. Trim their nails every two weeks or so. Check their ears regularly for wax buildup and clean them when necessary.
Fluffy Frenchie – Photos
Fluffy Frenchie puppies really are the cutest.