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Does the Lilac Fawn French Bulldog Make A Great Pet?

French bulldogs are one of the most adorable dog breeds and find themselves in many homes here in the United States. It’s not hard to find many coat colors of frenchie, but there are a few coat colors that are not as well-known- one of which is the lilac fawn french bulldog.

Dr. Jess breaks down this type of frenchie and if they make for great pets!

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French Bulldog Basics:

French bulldogs are a small-dog breed, topping out at around 30 pounds, that is popular in the United States. They are playful, smart, silly, and can make great companions, even in small places like condos and apartment living arrangements.

The typical french bulldog lifespan is around 10- 13 years of age. They are typically fairly easy to train and adult frenchies usually have an average energy level and low propensity to be a “barker”.

Considering the breed as a whole, the french bulldog has certain medical issues that are more common to see come through the vet clinic doors, such as respiratory issues (due to the smushy face), heart issues, eye issues (such as cherry eye and entropion), and orthopedic/joint issues (specifically hip and knee/patella issues).

They have a compact, stocky frame, with a large boxy head and erect ears.

They carry an adorable “smushy” face, with a short little nose surrounded by wrinkles, also known as being brachycephalic.

Frenchies come in many different coat colors and patterns, and finish with a short, docked tail.

drawing of lilac fawn french bulldog laying on ground

What is a Lilac Fawn French Bulldog?

The lilac fawn frenchie and the Isabella frenchie are two different names for the same dog, the terms are interchangeable. This is still a french bulldog, the name describes the specific coat color that these dogs rock – a diluted or lighter grey- brown color.

Lilac fawn frenchies can sometimes be confused with blue french bulldogs as they can look somewhat similar…. the difference is in the details.

Lilac fawn frenchies look like a diluted version of a fawn-colored dog.

This lighter, softened coat color is usually paired with blue, grey, hazel, or lighter colored eyes, and can also been seen with pink skin noticed around the eyes, nose, ears, and the underside of the belly.

two lilac fawn french bulldog puppies in a wicker basket with flowers

Is a Lilac Fawn French Bulldog Rare?

Lilac fawn french bulldogs are quite rare. This is due to how a lilac fawn coat color occurs, which I will get to in the next section. Basically, you need genetics on your side to produce a dog with this beautifully rare coat color.

How Do You Get A Lilac Fawn French Bulldog?

It’s not so easy to get the rare lilac fawn color french bulldog. In fact, it comes down to a lesson in genetics as to how you get the lilac fawn color of puppy.

This brilliant color comes from a combination of genes coming from the brown or chocolate gene, and the blue gene from the two parents.

The gene combination that these lilac fawn pups receive, have a dilution component to it, creating that lighter coat color.

lilac fawn french bulldog puppy in box with striped blanket

How Much Does a Lilac Fawn French Bulldog Cost?

Because of its beauty and rarity, the lilac fawn frenchie can be quite costly, both in puppy and adult dogs.

Many frenchies come with a price tag over $5,000 at the time of this article’s publishing.

Add on to that, that the lilac fawn is hard to come by, and you can tack on another $2,000 – $5,000 in some markets.

That’s an overall price tag upwards of $7,000 – $10,000!

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The lilac fawn french bulldog is a very specific and rare type of french bulldog that describes a spectacular light dusty grey-brown color with lighter eye color and sometimes red skin around the eyes and nose.

This type of frenchie, acts just like the rest of the coat colors of french bulldog. They also have the same type of common health issues, dietary and grooming needs, and physical shape and size averages.

Because the lilac fawn french bulldog is an awesome french bulldog wrapped in a beautiful rare color, most people, including myself, agree that these dogs make for a great pet for many people.

Bringing a french bulldog or any dog, into your home with your family, is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. Things to consider include:

  • cost to purchase
  • cost of food, veterinary bills, grooming supplies, etc.
  • grooming
  • time of care/attention needed
  • physical space requirements
  • toys/play/enrichment
  • emergency plans
  • other animals/dogs in the house
  • etc.

After you and your family have decided that a french bulldog is right for you, you can also get a second opinion by using your veterinarian as a second professional opinion.

Your vet can also guide you on which puppy or dog may be the best option for you.

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