10 Most Expensive Types of French Bulldogs

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French Bulldogs are adorable little pups that got popular in Europe before coming to the U.S. when American tourists fell in love with the breed.

Historically, French Bulldogs (also called Frenchies) have been everything from models for artwork to guard dogs, companions, and more.

All Frenchies share a few key traits, including their small stature and squished-up face. However, there are several varieties of French Bulldogs — including many different colors and fur patterns.

Most French Bulldogs are pretty expensive, but some of the breed’s rarest varieties are really pricey. Learn more about the world’s most expensive French Bulldogs with this top 10 list!

  1. White Frenchies
  2. Dog Price: $3,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Solid white fur
    Dog Fact: These dogs are sometimes marketed as rare
    Frenchie Fact: French Bulldogs were painted by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
    White Frenchies
    photo source: thehappypuppysite.com

    Kicking off our list is the classic white Frenchie. Some breeders may market them as rare, but white French Bulldogs are actually pretty common. Still, these little pups can be quite expensive. Estimates peg their price at about $3,000.

    Interestingly, French Bulldogs were a regular subject of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a French painter of the 1800s. The American Kennel Club says Henri often painted a dog named Bouboule. This pup was owned by Madame Palmyre, the proprietor of a famous cafe.

    Did you know?

    Bouboule the French Bulldog was reportedly known for peeing on people who tried to pet him.

  3. Brindle French Bulldogs
  4. Dog Price: $3,500
    Stand-Out Feature: “Tiger-striped” fur
    Dog Fact: These Frenchies can range from dark to light in color
    Frenchie Fact: French Bulldogs were developed in the 1800s
    Brindle French Bulldogs
    photo source: happyfrenchbulldog.com

    Up next is the brindle French Bulldog, a cute little pup with stripes that almost look like a tiger’s fur. Brindle French Bulldogs can range from dark to light, but they all have distinctive streaks of color across their coats. These streaks are usually darker than the dog’s base coat and present in an irregular pattern.

    Interestingly, brindle Frenchies are some of the oldest around. The variety is relatively common, but it’s still very expensive at about $3,500 per puppy.

    Did you know?

    French Bulldogs found their way to the Americas when tourists fell in love with the little dogs during trips to Europe.

  5. Blue Frenchies
  6. Dog Price: $4,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Blue-tinted fur
    Dog Fact: French Bulldogs are among the most popular dogs in the world
    Frenchie Fact: A French Bulldog was on the ill-fated Titanic
    Blue Frenchies
    photo source: frenchbulldogbreed.net

    The blue Frenchie may not be blue like the sky, but this little doggy does have a noticeable blue tint to its fur. The cute and eye-catching dog is priced at about $4,000, making blue French Bulldogs the eighth-most expensive variety on the planet.

    French Bulldogs have been present at some interesting historical events — including the sinking of the Titanic. Historical records say one poor pup sank with the ill-fated ship. The dog was named Gamin de Pycombe, and she was owned by a wealthy banker named Robert Williams Daniel. Robert survived the tragedy while his puppy did not.

    Did you know?

    Robert Williams Daniel insured his French Bulldog for the equivalent of about $17,000.

  7. Lilac French Bulldogs
  8. Dog Price: $6,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Mix of blue and chocolate DNA
    Dog Fact: Lilac Frenchies are very rare
    Frenchie Fact: Frenchies are related to the historically older British Bulldog
    Lilac French Bulldogs
    photo source: frenchiejourney.com

    The lilac Frenchie has a unique mix of DNA. With genes that blend chocolate and blue fur, these dogs are beautiful and eye-catching. They’re also quite rare — making them very expensive. According to estimates, a lilac French Bulldog will cost you a steep $6,000. That’s $3,000 more than white Frenchies.

    Did you know?

    Unlike some French Bulldogs, lilac Frenchies tend to be much darker when they’re young. That makes it hard to identify them. A lilac Frenchie may not look lilac until it has matured. Beyond their fur, lilac Frenchies are identified by their eyes, which are often light gray and sometimes blue.

  9. Black and Tan Frenchies
  10. Dog Price: $7,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Shiny coat
    Dog Fact: French Bulldogs are popular pets for smaller homes
    Frenchie Fact: Frenchies are related to dogs that participated in “bull-baiting”
    Black and Tan Frenchies
    photo source: pitpat.com

    French Bulldogs, including black and tan Frenchies, are related to dogs that participated in “bull-baiting.” Bull-baiting is a banned and inhumane sport in which dogs would try to bite and hold onto a bull’s nose.

    Today, black and tan Frenchies are more often found in small apartments than bull-baiting arenas. The compact dogs are calm and easily adapt to their owner’s lifestyle, so they’re a great pick for everything from cramped city life to spacious country living.

    Valued at a whopping $7,000, black and tan French Bulldogs are the sixth-most expensive variety you can adopt.

    Did you know?

    Experts looked at a bunch of veterinary data and found that French Bulldogs are more likely than other dogs to suffer from serious health problems. This is because of dangerous selective breeding.

  11. Chocolate French Bulldogs
  12. Dog Price: $8,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Diverse fur patterns
    Dog Fact: Chocolate Frenchies are rare because of their genetic makeup
    Frenchie Fact: Healthy Frenchies weigh about 28 pounds or less
    Chocolate French Bulldogs
    photo source: frenchbulldogtexas.com

    The chocolate French Bulldog stands out with its wide range of fur patterns. From brindle (tiger stripes) to mixes of brown and tan and more, chocolate Frenchies have a diverse range of fur patterns. Chocolate Frenchies are also rare due to their genetic makeup, so owners typically spend about $8,000 on these chocolate-colored puppies.

    Did you know?

    Chocolate Frenchies get their distinctive brown fur from a recessive gene. To develop chocolate-brown fur, a baby Frenchie has to receive two copies of the gene from its parents. Breeders don’t have a way to test for this gene, so it can be difficult to breed chocolate Frenchies.

  13. Blue Fawn Frenchies
  14. Dog Price: $10,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Blue “masks” on their faces
    Dog Fact: This variety can develop brindle-like features at the ears
    Frenchie Fact: Frenchies were sometimes used as guard dogs
    Blue Fawn Frenchies
    photo source: tomkingskennel.com

    Next up is the adorable blue fawn Frenchie. These dogs feature fawn bodies (yellowish-tan) and blue “masks.” This light blue tint around the face is subtle, but it’s definitely noticeable. Many Frenchie fans are willing to pay top-dollar for the look, dropping as much as $10,000 on these puppies.

    Some blue fawn French Bulldogs also have noticeably blue eyes, making them more unique. Overall, this Frenchie variety is very rare and expensive.

    Did you know?

    Blue fawn French Bulldogs are getting really popular lately. The cute dogs are hard to find though, due in large part to the rare genetic traits required for those unique features.

  15. Sable French Bulldogs
  16. Dog Price: $10,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Subtle coloring
    Dog Fact: These puppies are sometimes confused for fawn Frenchies
    Frenchie Fact: Frenchies are considered non-sporting dogs
    Sable French Bulldogs
    photo source: dogleashpro.com

    Heading into the top three we’ve got the adorable sable Frenchie. These dogs are sometimes mixed up with the fawn French Bulldog because of their similar coloring, but there are two key differences between the two varieties. First is the genetic difference — fawn Frenchies and sables have different genes resulting in subtly different fur. The second is the fur itself. While fawns are essentially solid tan, sables have black fur sporadically spread throughout their coat.

    Fawn and sable Frenchies are different varieties, but their price tags are the same. Priced at about $10,000, sables are the third-most expensive French Bulldogs you can adopt.

    Did you know?

    Some dogs have their ears cut down when they are young, but Frenchies do not.

  17. Merle Frenchies
  18. Dog Price: $20,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Splotched coloring
    Dog Fact: Merles aren’t recognized by the American Kennel Club
    Frenchie Fact: Breeding two merles can lead to health problems
    Merle Frenchies
    photo source: happyfrenchbulldog.com

    At number two we have the adorable merle Frenchie. The extremely rare variety isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club because the club only accepts “classic” Frenchie colors, but these dogs are Frenchies nonetheless.

    Priced at a jaw-dropping $20,000, these pups are the second-most expensive French Bulldogs on the planet. A big chunk of that price tag is due to how crazy-rare these Frenchies are — you probably won’t find one at your local pet store.

    Did you know?

    Experts have identified the genetic traits that result in merle Frenchies, but it’s still really hard to intentionally breed this variety.

  19. Isabella Frenchies
  20. Dog Price: $30,000
    Stand-Out Feature: Light-colored eyes
    Dog Fact: Isabella Frenchies are considered the rarest French Bulldogs
    Frenchie Fact: Frenchies have a lifespan of about 10-14 years
    Isabella Frenchies
    photo source: mydogsinfo.com

    Isabella Frenchies are the most expensive French Bulldogs.

    Priced at a whopping $30,000, these pricey pups are easily the most expensive Frenchies you can adopt. The wildly expensive variety is considered the rarest Frenchie variation, with beautiful light-colored eyes ranging from blue to pale yellow. The dog also has silvery-blue hair and the classic happy-faced Frenchie look. Isabella Frenchies are cute, calm, and loving dogs — making them a good choice for families with other pets.

    Did you know?

    Some Frenchie fans suggest cutting sunflower oil and corn from a French Bulldog’s diet can increase its lifespan. Others suggest feeding Frenchies raw meat instead of kibble.


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