Blue merle French Bulldog
Blue merle French Bulldogs are one of our most sought-after puppies of all the colors. They got their name after the blue patches on their light-colored coat, which are essentially grey with a bluish shine in the light. The shade of the grey parts may vary from very light to almost black, while their base color also ranges from a yellowish cream color to light grey.
Lilac merle French Bulldogs are often mistaken for blue merle Frenchies, but they are much more unique and harder to come by. Lilac merle Frenchies have very light, almost ashy or silver colored patches on their light coat. To produce this rare and beautiful color, the parents have to carry the blue, chocolate and merle gene. Lilac merle French Bulldogs usually have light-colored eyes which are glowing red.
Chocolate merle French Bulldog
Chocolate merle French Bulldogs have dark brown mottled patches all over their light-colored bodies. Choco merle pups also have unique genetics so they are quite rare and hard to come by.
Isabella merle French Bulldog
Isabella French Bulldogs are considered the rarest in the Frenchie world. Similarly to lilac Frenchies, they are the combination of blue and chocolate but their grey shade is more of a champagne color. Breeders have managed to mix in the merle gene as well producing the Isabella merle French Bulldog, but these dogs are extremely rare.
Black merle French Bulldog
Black merle French Bulldogs have black mottled patches often covering most of their bodies. Their base coat is also slightly darker than in other merle Frenchies, ranging from light grey to light brown.
Fawn merle French Bulldog
There are a number of different variations of fawn merle French Bulldogs, like blue fawn merle, lilac fawn merle or chocolate fawn merle. The dark patches these Frenchies have are less distinct looking than in other merles, as they are only a bit darker than their light fawn base color.
Common Merle French Bulldog Traits
Merle French Bulldogs are truly special and have some characteristics that other Frenchies don’t possess. One of these rare traits is their sparkling blue eyes. Since the merle gene affects the skin pigment as well, when a merle patch crosses the eye area the Frenchie will have bright forever blue eyes. Sometimes only one of the eyes will remain blue, which is a phenomenon called heterochromia. Not all merle Frenchies possess this rare trait, so if you’re looking for a Frenchie whose eyes will remain blue permanently, a merle is your best option (we will always tell you that for sure).
Because of how dominant the merle gene is, merle Frenchies should only be bred to a dog with a solid coat color. This is very important to know if you’re thinking about breeding your merle Frenchie one day, as two merle Frenchies will likely produce double merle puppies who often have sight and hearing impairment.
There are some common misconceptions about merle French Bulldogs having more health issues than other colors, but the truth is that the merle gene itself doesn’t cause any problems. If you get your merle Frenchie from a knowledgeable and reputable breeder you don’t need to worry about the health of your puppy.
Merle Frenchies: Personality
Merle French Bulldogs are known for their amazing personalities just like any other Frenchie. They are insanely affectionate making them the perfect companion dogs, they just want to spend every minute of their time with their owners. They are extremely friendly with kids and other animals too; they love basically anyone they meet! They are little clowns who put a smile on everyone’s face by doing something silly. Thanks to their easy-going nature, a Merle Frenchie will adapt to your lifestyle very quickly no matter where you live.
How much does a Merle French Bulldog puppy cost?
As you might expect, colors that are considered common for the breed have the lowest prices, while colors which are more unique and harder to produce are more expensive as well. When it comes to Merle French Bulldogs, they are already in a higher price range, but depending on the color variation their prices may further vary a lot. For example, blue fawn merle Frenchies are valued the lowest starting from 4,990 USD, while lilac merle Frenchies’ prices can go up to 8,990 USD. Permanent blue eyes also push the prices up a bit: we charge 500 USD per blue eye.
Here you can see the average price ranges for our merle French Bulldogs:
– Boys: 5,790 – 5,990 USD
– Girls: 5,990 – 6,490 USD
With blue eyes:
– Boys: 6,790 – 6,990 USD
– Girls: 6,990 – 7,490 USD
These are the prices for our unique lilac merle Frenchies:
– Boys: 6,990 – 7,490 USD
– Girls: 6,990 – 7,990 USD
With blue eyes:
– Boys: 7.990 – 8.490 USD
– Girls: 7.990 – 8.990 USD
How can I have a TomKings Merle Frenchie?
When looking for a merle Frenchie, you will most likely come across cheaper offers than the prices detailed above. You should always be careful with these as there are many unethical breeders who don’t do health checks on their parent dogs so their pups end up with serious health issues. Make sure to do your research and get your merle Frenchie from a reputable breeder, and you will have a happy and healthy furry family member for at least a decade.
We usually have merle French Bulldog puppies available every couple of months, there’s a waitlist for our upcoming litters that allows you to see them before the public presentation. So, if you’re looking to buy a Frenchie and have fallen in love with the amazing merle pattern, we encourage you to send us an inquiry on our website or reach out via one of these contacts: