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Cream French Bulldog – Everything you Need to Know

Cream French Bulldog Puppy

What is a Cream French Bulldog?

A Cream French Bulldog refers to a specific genetic combination which gives a Frenchie a full cream colored coat. In order for this to happen they need to possess a pair of recessive genes. Whilst it is possible to possess a single cream gene this will be overwritten by the dominant black gene. If looking at a French Bulldog’s genetics you will find the Cream gene located in the E Locus where it can also be referred to as Red/Yellow.

The easiest way for a Cream Frenchie to be bred is through the breeding of two Cream parents. This is due to both only possessing the Cream gene meaning this is the only option to be passed down.

It is also possible for a Non-Cream Frenchie to produce a Cream Frenchie Puppy. The below shows the expected offspring in a litter from a Cream French Bulldog and a French Bulldog that carries the Cream gene.

Gene TypeE (Non-Cream Frenchie)e (Non-Cream Frenchie)
E (Cream Frenchie)EE (Cream Frenchie)Ee (Non-Cream Frenchie)
E (Cream Frenchie)EE (Cream Frenchie)Ee (Non-Cream Frenchie)
This table shows that you should still expect half of the offspring from this pairing to be Cream French Bulldogs.

It is also possible yet rare for two Non-Cream Frenchie’s to produce a Cream Puppy. For this to happen they would both need to carry the Cream gene. Their offspring would look like this:

Gene TypeE (Non-Cream Frenchie)e (Non-Cream Frenchie)
E (Non-Cream Frenchie)EE (Cream Frenchie)Ee (Non-Cream Frenchie)
e (Non-Cream Frenchie)Ee (Non-Cream Frenchie)ee (Non-Cream Frenchie)
This table shows that you would receive 1/4 Cream Offspring 1/2 Cream Carriers and 1/4 Non-Cream Carriers.
Cream French Bulldog

Are Cream French Bulldogs Rare?

It’s uncommon to see Cream French Bulldogs due to the need to match two recessive genes. Before targeted breeding programs it is safe to say that there were not many Cream Frenchie’s around but over time they are becoming more common.

There are now a number of breeding programs that specifically target producing Cream French Bulldogs there are however still some obstacles. The main obstacle relates to Kennel Club recognition with it not being a recognised color which discourages breeding to an extent.

One strength the Cream genetics has though is it’s ability to override other colors. For example if a Frenchie also has the recessive genes for the Blue coloring this will be covered by Cream. It is fairly common terminology to refer to dogs with such genetics as Blue covered in Cream and is true for other colors as well.

What Different Cream Colors can a French Bulldog be?

Due to Cream covering up other colors there is very little variation in what you find but there are some slight differences.

Blue Covered in Cream

This refers to a specific combination of genetics in which the Blue/Grey colored coat is entirely covered by the Cream coat. The reason the distinction between a regular Cream and a Blue covered in Cream is important is due to it’s ability to also produce Blue Puppies.

Chocolate Covered in Cream

Similar to the Blue covered in Cream this is where the Chocolate coat is entirely covered by the Cream Coat. There is a slight difference here in that there are two different types of Chocolate coats which are used to produce different combinations. There is the B Locus commonly referred to as Testable Chocolate that when combined with Blue produces Isabella. In addition there is the Cocoa gene which can produce Lilac when combined with Blue.

Platinum French Bulldog

This refers to a combination of Blue, Cocoa and Cream. This dog will have a slightly different look to cream in that the normally dark features such as Eyes and Nose will appear lighter. This is an incredibly rare French Bulldog due to the combination of three recessive genes

Isabella Platinum French Bulldog

This is similar to the Platinum apart from the Chocolate gene is the testable chocolate from the B Locus rather than Cocoa. This type of Chocolate is a lot rarer and you should expect around 10% of Platinum Frenchie’s to be Isabella.

Newshade Platinum French Bulldog

This is the combination of Testable Chocolate, Cocoa, Blue & Cream. It is fair to say there are very few of these dogs in existence and would be an incredibly rare and valuable Frenchie.

Do Cream Frenchie’s have Health Issues?

It is widely accepted that French Bulldogs have a large number of health concerns. Whilst good breeding can alleviate some of the issues below is a list of common health problems, how to spot them and manage them if possible. Cream French Bulldog’s are more prone to skin issues than darker colors but this hasn’t been observed as a major health concern.

Allergies

Whilst not unique to Frenchies they are known to suffer more than other breeds. This will usually display in red/raw patches often around their paws. Also it can show through watery eyes, ear infections or sneezing. If you suspect allergy issues it is best to discuss with a vet around possible treatments.

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (BAS)

Due to their short snouts it can lead to issues around their breathing. This usually results in snoring and noisy breathing. It can however lead to retching, regurgitaion and vomiting and it certainly lowers their tolerance to heat. Due to this it’s best to ensure they are not over exposed to heat as this can quickly turn into heat stroke due to their inability to cool themselves quickly.

Skin Fold Dermatitis

Whilst we love their wrinkles and skinfolds it can lead to issues within these folds. It is important these areas are checked for redness and sores, you will usually see your Frenchie attempting to lick/scratch any irritated areas.

Ear Infections

Due to the shape of the French Bulldog they can have issues in keeping their ears clean. Often these areas become breeding grounds for bacteria. In order to clean them the first rule is not to put anything inside the ear, this often just compacts any dirt within the ear. It is best to use an ear cleaner to break down the dirt.

Corneal Ulcers

As a result of the eyes standing more predominately on their face they are at risk of eye issues. They can also be born with small amounts of tissue sticking out of their eye. If you notice this or any redness/lumps around the eye your best bet is a trip to the vet.

Back and Spine issues

Unfortunately it is more common in Frenchies for them to have issues around their back and necks. This often results in back pain and sometimes slipped discs. Often these issues will display themselves later in life and it is best to consult a vet.

How much does a Cream French Bulldog Cost?

Due to the presence of recessive genes you can expect to pay a slight premium for a Cream Frenchie. This however has reduced in recent times and with further targeted breeding will likely continue to reduce moving forward. If you want a Cream variant such as Platinum you will however be looking at a much higher price tag. The below table can be used to indicate an estimated expected price for the colors highlighted above.

French Bulldog Puppy ColorEstimated Price
Cream$2,000 +
Blue Covered in Cream$3,000 +
Chocolate Covered in Cream$3,000 +
Platinum$5,000 +
Isabella Platinum $12,000 +
Newshade Platinum$15,000 +
Table showing estimated cost of a French Bulldog Puppy by Color

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