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WHAT IS A MERLE FRENCH BULLDOG?
Merles French Bulldog are primarily known for their unique markings, a genetic expression of the M-locus (or Merle) gene which causes random skin pigmentation and lightens their eye color. They come in a variety of colors and range in spectrums of white, grey and black, white and beige, dark brown, beige and white and mixes of greys and Beiges together.
LILAC MERLE French Bulldog
Lilac Merles are the rarest french bulldogs and the hardest to find. The lilac genetics are expressed in the flash of red in there light blue colored eyes and a combination of chocolate and blue base color in their coats. You’ll often see light colored coats- white, silver, grey, light blue with light blue eyes. I like to call them “unicorns” of french bulldogs!
BLACK MERLE French Bulldog
Black merles french bulldog are the most common Merles in that they are the most dominant color in the Merle pool. Black, tan and fawn make up the black Merle and they often have brown eyes or blue eyes. On occasion, a combination of both will express itself where you will see one brown eye and one blue eye or a streak of one color inside the other.
BLUE MERLE French Bulldog
Blue Merles french bulldog are determined by their blue and white coloring and often have light blue eyes which, much like the lilac Merle, remain blue into their adulthood. Genetically they come from the black Merle whose color base has been diluted to create a blue hue.
French Bulldogs like all other breeds have certain health risks. For a golden retriever it is hip displasia. For a french bulldog it is a vulnerable back that encourages good practices for their owners to have stairs in place always at sites where dogs should not be jumping from such as a high bed or couch. It has been rumored that Merle french bulldogs are less healthy than standard french bulldogs.
This would only be true if poor breeding practices of Mini French Bulldog For Sale are exercised. That would be breeding one Merle french bulldog to another. This makes then what is called a “double Merle french bulldogs” . Common problems include blindness and deafness as well as chronic allergies, immune disorders, heart murmurs and hip dysplasia. A responsible breeder will tell you about this.
Teacup French Bulldog
So NEVER BUY A MERLES Teacup French Bulldog where the breeder is showing you more than one Merle parent. Additionally to encourage better health throughout a dogs life Feeding your dog a raw diet and giving them NuVet supplements are required by our standards. In general Teacup French Bulldog raw diet has been proven to lengthen life span. Also not spaying and neutering before the age of six and preserving hormones will encourage longer life. In studies with rottweilers the dogs lived 35% longer life.
French bulldogs come in a variety of colors. Merle is not a color, its a pattern. There are some patterns recreated by breeders that have become popular and also despised upon by other breeders. Merle French bulldogs are such dogs whose pattern has become very popular due to its rarity and the diversity of patterns.
The gene alters the color of the dogs and creates patterns over patterns and this creates mottled patches in the colors of the litter. Also, the gene modifies the color of the eyes nose and the paw pads. Blue eyes are common in these dogs and also an odd colored set of eyes can also be present. No Merle dog will be the same as the patterns will always differ along with the color.
How to Find the Mini French Bulldog Puppies
Mini French Bulldog Puppies can also be done to find out if the gene is present or not. It is important to do a DNA test if you are breeding for a Merle French bulldog. There are three types of genes that the dog can carry.
- MM double Merle Mini French Bulldog Puppies
- Mm carries one copy of the Merle gene
- mm negative for the Merle gene
Health issues can occur in the dog who carries the MM gene.
Merle French Bulldog and How They Are Bred
This type of French bulldog is one of the rarest and most expensive dog breeds outbreeds. Breeders take advantage of the availability of French Bulldogs in up to 20 twenty different colors. They then create a rare, low maintenance dog.
Merle French bulldogs is one of the most expensive colors of French bulldogs out there and one of the rarest. Merle French bulldogs are not pure breeds. The color is a mix of other patterns mixed together by careful selection and breeding. If the breeder messes up on the color combination, the puppies can come out unhealthy and weak with birth defects.
akc mini french bulldog for sale
No akc mini french bulldog for sale has the merle gene and therefore, Merle French bulldogs are not purebred. Many dog breeds have this gene, however, Chihuahuas are used to introduce this gene in the French bulldog family.
Some breeders can also crossbreed the puppies to create a purebred Merle French bulldog.
The Coat of the Merle French Bulldog
The Merle pattern dilutes the base coat colors of the pup resulting in dark mottled patches in the pup.
The pattern depends on the gene dilution as there are variations in the pattern of these dogs. Blue, black, lavender are some of the colors which are diluted with the merle gene. These dogs are very rare and are sought out for all over the world.