White French Bulldog: Focus On White Dogs Health And Wellbeing

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The white Frenchie Bulldog is the most common pattern in this breed. But there are several different and rare colors that the coat of this popular little French Bulldog can have.

The white Frenchie Bulldog is one of the most unusual coat colors of this popular breed. White Frenchie Bulldogs are not as common because a very specific mix of genetics produces them. They are best sourced from a reputable breeder who knows how to raise a healthy French Bulldog with a white coat.

 

White Frenchie Bulldog Coat Patterns and Markings

White French Bulldogs can have white fur in their coat for three reasons:

When only their skin cells produce no pigment.

When they have albinism it causes a lack of pigmentation in all cells including fur and eyes.

When they have a genetic condition known as leucism which causes a lack of pigmentation everywhere except the eyes.

Some French Bulldogs are white and some have patterns that include white. There are also several colors of French Bulldogs that have a white blaze on their chest.

It is always difficult to quote an exact price for a French Bulldog as they fluctuate all the time and depend on many variables including fashion, availability, color, bloodlines, and demand.

Also, if someone specifically wants a white Frenchie Bulldog and a breeder notices an increase in demand for that color, it will drive an artificially high price.

If you spot a white French bulldog for sale, be sure to receive proof of their health before buying, given the inherent health issues that can occur with certain types of white coats.

Responsible White French Bulldog breeders will be able to provide health and genetic testing results for a white puppy's parents and all-white puppies should have had a full veterinarian examination and good health.

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White Frenchie Bulldog Eye Color

 Sometimes their eyes are light brown and sometimes they look almost black.

Non-standard eye colors are blue or green.

Since the white French Bulldog's blue eyes are often linked to albinism or double merle, it is wise to have such a dog tested to make sure they have good vision.

 

White Frenchie Bulldog Health Issues

While dogs are often thought to have inherent issues, contrary to popular belief, not all white Frenchie Bulldogs are plagued with health issues.

All white Frenchie Bulldogs are susceptible to brachycephalic syndrome due to their short nasal passages and several other known health issues that can afflict any purebred French Bulldog of any color.

If a French Bulldog is white due to albinism — a genetic condition characterized by a complete or partial absence of the pigment melanin in the eyes, skin, and hair — they will have a pinkish tinge to their skin and eyes.

 

The Origin Of The French Bulldog

The ancestors of this little hound would have participated in the unfortunate dog fights that were held in England. Some dogs clashed with each other while others fought bulls or black bears for the simple entertainment of the spectators. Bullfighting was abolished in 1802 and dog fighting was banned in 1858.

 The cross between small black terriers and the bulldog would have created this breed around the beginning of the 19th century. One of their functions was to drive away rats and other small pests. It was in France that the selection of the breed was mainly carried out: the bulldog arrived there from England around 1850. It became the favorite dog of coachmen, butchers, and common people... even artists ended up being interested in this happy little dog.

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Are White Frenchie Bulldogs Rare?

 A French Bulldog will often have white in their coat along with other patterns and markings, but it's quite rare to see a solid white Frenchie Bulldog.

A breeder can't guarantee that a litter will have pure white French Bulldog puppies, so it's just a rare chance if one were born.

Some breeders may attempt to breed a white litter, but should never do so by mating two merle French Bulldogs due to the health implications.

 

Focus On White Dogs Health And Wellbeing

White dogs have a few quirks that you may not be aware of yet. With their beautiful white coat, dogs such as Samoyeds, White Swiss Shepherds, and Bull Terriers do not go unnoticed.

 

White Dogs Are Sensitive To The Sun

Did you know? White dogs are dogs that can be very sensitive to the sun. Take the example of English bulldogs. This is a white dog breed that is among the most sun-sensitive dog breeds along with hairless dogs and dogs with very short hair.

In general, all white animals are more sensitive to the sun than other animals, so if you have a white dog, you will need to take some precautions to protect your animal.

Why are they more sensitive to the sun?

White dogs are generally more at risk of dehydration, heat stroke, and sunburn. It is therefore essential to protect their fragile skin from exposure to the sun's UV rays.

As is also the case for us, overexposure to the sun can lead to many skin problems such as sunburn, blisters, and peeling skin…

And as is also the case for us, people with fair skin are more prone to sunburn than those with darker skin! It's exactly the same for our dogs after all.

White dog breeds such as the Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Dogo Argentino, English Bulldog or White Boxer are also significantly more at risk of solar dermatosis. Solar dermatosis develops in 3 stages: it begins with a sunburn, then hair loss or nodules which later change into ulcers and scabs.

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Tips for Protecting Your White Dog

Here are some tips to protect your white dog's skin:

During summer outings, sunny walks, or even walks in the snow, don't forget to use sunscreen specially designed for dogs in areas exposed to the sun.

Avoid taking your dog outside during the times of the day when exposure to UV rays is the strongest, which is in the middle of the day, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. This advice is also valid for humans. This is the first reflex to protect yourself from the sun and in addition, it will also avoid heat stroke which can be fatal for your dog.

To protect your dog's skin from the sun in summer, you can also use a cooling vest that will allow him to cool off while protecting a large part of his body from the sun. And in winter, opt for a coat.

Last advice, to avoid the risk of dehydration, remember to take a travel bottle with you so that you can regularly give your dog something to drink during his walk. The hotter it is, the more hydration your dog will need. Here are some good tips for enjoying a great holiday with your dog!

 

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White Dogs, Messy Dogs?

As you might expect, white dogs are indeed the messiest dogs. They, therefore, require more maintenance to keep a clean and shiny coat. However, that doesn't mean you have to bathe your dog more often! Dogs should not bathe too often as this can irritate their sensitive skin and lead to skin problems. If your white dog is dirty, you can use dry shampoo rather than washing it as soon as the slightest stain appears. And above all, you just have to wait a few days for the dust on the coat to settle down with a good brushing and for it to become white again on its own.

Speaking of brushing, if you have a white dog, your best friend will be THE BRUSH! White dogs mostly require daily brushing to remove impurities and stains. Brushing your dog regularly will also allow you to remove dead hair. Dogs with long or medium hair such as White Swiss Shepherds or Samoyeds require regular brushing, while dogs with short hair such as Bull Terriers for example will need fewer brushing sessions.

 However, some white dogs are no more messy than others. This is the case of the Samoyeds for example, who have a self-cleaning coat and whose coat does not retain moisture, which greatly limits the smell of a wet dog!!

In short, whether it is white or another color, let your dog enjoy his dog life to the fullest. If he wants to run in the puddles to get 300% of his ride, let him. After a good brushing session, it will regain its beautiful color.

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White Dog Breeds: Sporting Dog Breeds?

Some breeds of white dogs are well known for being very athletic, hardy dogs and are therefore perfect companions to go on an adventure or to practice a sporting activity with them.

I am thinking for example of the Samoyed, which is a very active, athletic and very sociable dog. If you are a big fan of winter sports, he will be your ideal partner! Being a sled dog, the Samoyed loves towing sports. If you have a Samoyed, this is an opportunity to try canicross, caniVTT or even sledding if you go to the snow.

And now, if I tell you: white dog, big, muscular, and majestic? Yes, I am thinking of the Swiss white shepherd. The Swiss White Shepherd is a dog that I can't help but admire. He is also a white dog known for his robustness. His white and shiny coat gives him a very beautiful look. The White Swiss Shepherd is a very affectionate, gentle, and intelligent dog. Like the Samoyed, this is a dog that has a great need to exert itself every day. It will also be the ideal companion for practicing sports such as canicross, caniVTT, hiking, and winter sports.

As for the little white dogs, they are not to be outdone when it comes to the sport! The fox terrier, the West Highland white terrier, or the Jack Russel terrier are real little balls of energy. Excellent hunters, they are able to run or walk for miles.

 

Coat Color Changes In White Dogs

Did you know that your dog's coat can change in places? Indeed, there are different reasons for the change in color of the hair.

The first reason is allergy. Skin inflammation can cause pigmentation of the skin and coat. In this case, it is advisable to consult the veterinarian to determine what could be causing this itching and this skin reaction.

Finally, dog hair can also become reddish in places. Moreover, the hair of white dogs is more sensitive to the environment, so the color of their hair can change due to the rays of the sun or humidity for example. If a dog licks his paws very often, the hair may turn red/brown there and this is due to the dog's saliva. Secretions from the eyes can have the same effect on the hairs under the eyes, at the level of the tear duct. Dogs require daily cleaning of their muzzle. To do this, simply use a lukewarm water wipe. The most important areas are those under the eyes to clean the traces of tears, the nose to clean the nasal secretions, and finally, the hairs of the mouth, which will have to be cleaned after the evening meal.

 

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