What is a Merle and Tan French Bulldog?
A Merle and Tan French Bulldog has a light base coat with darker mottled patches all around their bodies, which can be of various colors like black, blue or even lilac. What sets them apart from regular merle Frenchies is the light fawn markings on their paws, chest, bottom, cheek and eyebrows. To produce this amazing and rare coat in French Bulldogs the parents need to carry both the merle and the tan genes.
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 and tan is one of your best options (we will always tell you that for sure).
Why adopt a Frenchie? Three good reasons:
Frenchies are fun and adorable
If you’re looking for a dog with a big personality, a Frenchie is definitely the one for you! They are little clowns who always do something silly to make you smile. Sweet, cuddly, playful, fun, cute… the list could go on. They are impossible not to love!
Frenchies are the best companions who get along with everyone
Frenchies are very sociable who get along with all family members from children to grandparents, from other dogs to cats. They are insanely affectionate and become very attached to their owners. They would spend every minute of their time with their parents if they could!
Frenchies are low-maintenance and don’t need much space
Frenchies have short fur and they only require occasional grooming. Because of their relatively short size, Frenchies don’t need a big garden to run around all day. They are perfectly happy lying on the sofa all day and require little exercise during the day. All that makes them ideal companions for those who live in an apartment.
Merle and Tan Frenchie prices
As you might expect, Frenchie colors which are more unique and harder to produce are more expensive as well. When it comes to merle and tan French Bulldogs, they are definitely in a higher price range from 6,490 USD to 7,490 USD. Depending on the color variation their prices may vary a lot, for example black merle and tan Frenchies are valued less than lilac merle and tan Frenchies. 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 and tan French Bulldogs:
– Boys: 6,490-6,990 USD
– Girls: 6,490-7,490 USD
With two forever blue eyes:
– Boys: 7.490-7.990 USD
– Girls: 7.490-8.490 USD
When looking for a merle and tan 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 care about the health of their Frenchies only the profit, so their puppies end up with serious health issues. Make sure to do your research and get your merle and tan Frenchie from a reputable breeder, and you will have a happy and healthy furry family member for at least a decade.
- How rare and special are Merle and Tan Frenchies?
- Merle and Tan French Bulldogs are one of the rarest and most unique dogs in the Frenchie world. To produce this amazing pattern, the parents have to carry the tan and the merle gene as well.
- How can I adopt a Merle and Tan French Bulldog?
- You should always get your merle and tan French Bulldog from a reputable breeder to make sure you have a healthy and happy pet for at least a decade. Once you do your research and select a trusted breeder, you will most likely need to get on a waitlist to secure a merle and tan Frenchie.
Why choose TomKings Kennel?
For the past more than ten years, we at TomKings have been working hard to breed the healthiest and most beautiful French Bulldogs on the planet and to find them the most loving homes all around the globe. As reputable and ethical French Bulldog breeders, we set very high health, genetic and wellbeing standards to make sure that all our Frenchies become happy, healthy and well-adjusted family members.
Apart from being extremely selective about the health and look of the Frenchie parents, we make sure that the puppies receive the utmost love, care and attention. Instead of kennels or crates, we raise them in vast, green gardens with plenty of space to roam around and we let them sleep and rest in large family houses where our dogs can socialize with humans of any age. We believe that well-balanced puppies come from well- balanced family backgrounds.