A Lilac French Bulldog…
It goes without saying that at this time and age, most homes are considered incomplete without a pet. Pets have become so dear to human beings that they are now part of the family. One of the most common pets that people are so fond of is the dog. Besides guarding you and your belongings, dogs are also companions for you or your children especially when you are busy doing house chores.
There are various breeds of dogs that are attractive to human beings, and your choice depends on what you like. While some opt for large dogs, others prefer small dogs such as French Bulldogs. One of the most attractive dogs from this breed is a Lilac French Bulldog. If you are hearing about this dog for the first time, here I will give you a short introduction to what a Lilac French Bulldog is.
What is a Lilac French Bulldog?…
The Lilac French Bulldog is a rare breed of dog distinguished by its lilac colouration which is part of the French bulldog’s blue gene. Every lilac coloured French bulldog is naturally a blue gene carrier. It is a vital requirement for them to be a carrier and have the dominant lilac gene.
Newly born puppies have a soft blue fawnish colour but as they mature, the colour changes and you can clearly identify their pink coat. Their noses are reddish pink and at times greyish blue which proves that they are naturally blue-gene dogs.
In order to produce a Lilac French Bulldog, both the dam and the sire must have the chocolate and blue gene, be blue carriers or be blue themselves.
The DNA of a Lilac French Bulldog will check out at (d/d, b/b) which basically means that they have two copies of each blue and chocolate gene. Their DNA is unique and that’s what gives them their unique colouring that many people admire.
To be honest, there are very few Lilac French Bulldogs in the United States. It’s rare to find them on sale but when your lucky star shines on you and you find one, you may be forced to drain your bank account because they come with a demanding price tag. To be more specific, the cost of a lilac French puppy can start from $20,000 and above.
Size and Personality…
Generally, Lilac French Bulldogs are about 11-12 inches tall.
The female weighs 16-24 pounds while the male is slightly heavier at 20-28 pounds.
They are loving and smart and always wants to spend time with people. Because they are a fun-loving and freethinking they’re easy to train, especially when training entails praise, food rewards, and play.
The Lilac French Bulldog doesn’t require a lot of exercise. They have low energy levels and the only thing they require to keep them on good weight is a daily exercise which may entail playing in the yard or walking around the neighbourhood.
Even though they like playing, they are prone to heat exhaustion which forbids you from taking them to hot temperature areas for exercise. The best option is to schedule morning and evening hours for exercise when temperatures are friendlier for them.
Being a free thinker, the French Bulldog can adapt to various types of training and even though they are at times stubborn, don’t give up on them but try different training techniques.
The amount of feeds your dog consumes every day depends on their metabolism, size, the levels of activity, and age. However, it is recommendable that you feed them 1-1.5 cups of high-quality dry food every day.
This food should be divided into two and given at different time intervals perhaps one half in the morning and the other in the evening.
Instead of depending entirely on one type of dog food, try different types but ensure that they are of high-quality.
The Lilac French Bulldog is a unique dog with a short, smooth, fine, and lilac coat. The skin is loose and wrinkled particularly on the shoulders and head, and most importantly, they have a soft texture and are easy to groom because the only thing you need to do is to brush them to keep their coats healthy. Grooming should start when they are young.
Always check for any skin lesion, scabs, flaky skin, bare spots, and any signs of infections.
Also check eyes, ears, and teeth for any bad smell or discharge. For either of these, you should take your Frenchie to a vet. You should clean their ears regularly using a damp warm cloth and when you see that the edges of the ears are dry, apply baby oil to them.
The Lilac French Bulldog does not naturally wear their nails down, which means you should be the one to trim them to prevent painful splitting and tearing.
The facial wrinkles should always be clean and dry to prevent infection and when you bathe them dry them completely, especially on the folds. Bathing should be done once in a month using a dog shampoo.
Just like human beings, Lilac French Bulldogs is susceptible to illnesses. If you realize that your Frenchie is not as jovial and playful as usual, it’s good to seek professional guidance from a vet.
There are some common diseases associated with Lilac French Bulldogs, and even though they might not get all of them, it important to be aware of them, which include, among others:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Brachycephalic Syndrome
• Patellar Luxation
• Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
• Von Willebrand’s Disease
• Cleft Palate
• Elongated Soft Palate
The Lilac French Bulldog has a lifespan that ranges from eleven to fourteen years.
The Lilac French Bulldog is one of a kind and very desirable to have. It has large expressive eyes, friendly to small children and other pets, doesn’t bark much, and doesn’t require much of your time for grooming.
With all these amazing features, the Lilac French Bulldog is hard to come by, but never give up your search; keep checking on various dog sellers if they have one, or search for them online, but please be very careful that you do not deal with a puppy mill.
If you are a dog lover, without a dog!, It might be a good idea to start off with a Lilac French Bulldog and I am sure you will never regret adopting one and making them part of your family…
A 2015 newspaper clipping I came across