The Grey French Bulldog can make an interesting and intriguing pet. This breed does not like spending much time alone, but instead loves spending time with their owner. While they love playing around with the owners, they aren’t very active, prefer spending time indoors, and they really enjoy staying indoors.
This breed is one of the oldest registered dogs in the United States. There is some speculation as to how the original grey came into existence, but no one really knows. All that we do know is that the first Grey was found at a flea market, as a result of a breeder trying to sell a puddle of water on a hot summers day. The French Bulldog was born out of those conditions and has developed its own unique traits from that point forward. They have pretty much remained the same as they evolved over time.
The origins of the grey french bulldog can be traced back in Germany. These dogs were used for bear baiting, and because of their strength, endurance, and intelligence, they became valued as a tool for bear hunting in England. It was during the Industrial Revolution in England that the American grey french bulldog began to take root. The first thing you will notice about this breed is its curious, inquisitive nature. They love to learn and explore.
Because of their strong temperament, this dog breed was originally bred to track. Their athletic ability made them ideal hunting dogs, as they could follow scent trails left by prey. This is the origin of the “Frenchy” name.
Today’s grey french bulldog does not get their color from the deep blue of the sea, or the black of a jungle animal. Instead, they come in a variety of colors. There is the brindle and fawn, as well as the blue and tan varieties. These puppies are wonderful companions for the elderly, and those with active lifestyles.
There are many different names for these dogs, including Frenchies, grey pieds, brindle and fawn. Some people prefer to call them Frenchies while others would prefer to call them grey pieds. Brindle and fawn are often named after the brindle color of the Frenchies’ fur. The darker and richer the color of the brindle, the more it is called Frenchy.
The brindle gene is responsible for the pied color of the French Bulldogs’ coats. This is located within the brindle gene’s chromosome, and the two are almost inseparable. The blue eyes of a merle gene is also found in the brindle gene. The merle gene will produce either blue eyes or brown eyes, whichever one is designated as the breed standard for the French bulldog.
As of the writing of this article, there has been no scientific study that proves whether the color traits described above are genetic or acquired. Since they are genetic, however, it is possible that they could be passed on from one parent to another and cause a new gene to develop. Some of the breeds listed above may share these traits, but most do not. Grey french bulldogs are the only ones that have been proven to be the result of two separate genes, both of which have shown strong hereditary tendencies. Because of this, they can technically be considered two separate breeds, and technically they should be called the “grey pieds” or “blue frenchies”.
It is also interesting to note that despite the strong genetic links to blue eyes and blonde hair, these traits are not present in all the grey pieds. There is one telling example, a dog named Makolo, who was once thought to be a blue eye French bulldog. His birth certificate lists him as a pure white with either black or tan markings on his head, shoulders, legs, and tail.
Health issues Although most of the health issues found in the breed are not present in the grey or blue eyes varieties, they are possible. They include hip and knee dysphasia, congenital heart disease, hypoglycemia, cancer, chronic skin infections, and dehydration. These common health issues are more common in adult Frenchies than in puppies, which is why you should always take precautions about giving your pet any drugs, vitamins or supplements.
The most common illness of the Frenchies is hypothyroidism, which is caused by an underactive thyroid gland. In hypothyroid dogs, the pituitary gland produces less hormone than it does in normal sized dogs. This causes an increased sensitivity to cold, weight loss, slowed growth, and an intolerance for stress. Your vet can give you medicines to correct this problem in your French bulldog, or you can start him on a diet to make the pituitary gland function properly again. Another common health issue is called congenital heart disease, which is caused by faulty gene function, and can affect either the right or left side of the heart.