French Bulldogs are a common puppy breed within the United States. They started around the 1800s in France as the result of blending exceptionally small British Bulldogs. Since the French preferred these smaller mutts to the larger ones, they were frequently imported into France. Over time, they evolved into the French Bulldog. As a result of their distinctive characteristics, the initial Bulldogs became their claim breed.
A Platinum Frenchie is an exotic colored bulldog covered in cream with dilution signs around its eyes, lips, and paw pads. The platinum Frenchie is quite similar to albino, but they have luster on their coat, and unlike the all-white albino, they could possess different colors except on their diluted face.
Due to the latent qualities in Platinum French Bulldogs, they are ordinarily less aggressive when compared to a typical French Bulldog. They're a delight for children and adults alike in the family home. If their health issues are appropriately managed, and they are crossbred with the right types of French Bulldogs, then they will be fine!
What Is The Difference Between A Platinum French Bulldog And The Cream Colored Bulldog?
As a matter of fact, a Cream French bulldog and a Pure Platinum French bulldog both have an off-white color. However, the difference isn't just in the color of these two breeds but in their genes. A Cream French bulldog has a black nose, black-rimmed eyes, black lips, and black paw pads. This type of French bulldog has no recessive genes, unlike the Platinum French bulldog, with signs of dilutions on its nose, eyes, paw pads, and lips.
The Unapproved Platinum French Bulldog
It might seem quite unfair that this cream-colored French Bulldog is unapproved by the American Kernel Club to fight in the ring. The Platinum French Bulldog is amongst the exotic color breed of French Bulldogs that are exempted from the ring not just because of their color but their recessive genes that lead to complicated health issues. The color of a French bulldog could determine a lot about its breed and physical capabilities.
The standard french bulldog colors, which are; Cream, Brindle, Black, and Fawn, are allowed in the ring because they lack recessive gene traits. However, this does not imply that the Platinum French Bulldog is not registered; their complicated health issues just keep them exempted from extreme sports.
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What Makes Up A Platinum French Bulldog?
Basically, there are four main genes that distinguish the Platinum French Bulldogs from other breeds of Frenchies. These genes are referred to as "recessive genes". Additionally, these genes are responsible for the bulldog's unique color.
The first main recessive gene to note is the "cream coloring" that can be found in the "E" locus, and it is often referred in biological terms as; "ee."This specific gene is the major reason why the French Bulldog is referred to as "Platinum". An absence of this gene disqualifies the bulldog from being called a "Platinum French Bulldog." In most cases, a pure white/cream-colored Platinum French Bulldog has a double cream coloring gene.
The second recessive gene that can be found in this breed of bulldog is the "blue gene," biologically referred to as "dd" and can be found in the D Locus. This blue gene and the recessive cream gene make up a unique type of Platinum French Bulldog known as the "Champagne French Bulldog." However, note that if a French bulldog possesses just the blue gene in its body, then it can't be recognized as Platinum French Bulldog but a "Blue Coated French Bulldog."
The last two genes are quite similar but with different material components.
- The first of the two is known as the Coco gene "Cc" and, as the alphabet implies, can be found in the "C" Locus. The combination of the coco gene with the cream gene makes up a Platinum French Bulldog.
- The last major recessive gene to note is the Brown chocolate gene that can be found in the B locus.
As much as these four genes work hand in hand to create different breeds of the Platinum French Bulldog. An absence of the Cream coloring gene in the french bulldog would not make a Platinum Bulldog. The cream-colored gene causes the light pigmentation that can be found on this breed of bulldog's face and paw pads. Normal French Bulldogs could possess the other three recessive genes as long as they lack the "ee."
Types of Platinum French Bulldogs
The standard Platinum French Bulldog costs about $5,000. However, since there are several Platinum French Bulldogs with a mixed breed, the price of a Platinum French Bulldog varies.
Isabella Platinum French Bulldog:
This breed of Platinum French Bulldog has one of the rarest dog colors in history. It comes in two colors; some Isabella Platinum French Bulldogs are grayish-brown with a pale pink nose, while some are usually bluish-gray, slightly lilac in color. The presence of the Brown Chocolate gene "bb," the blue gene "dd" and of course, the cream gene "ee" makes up the Isabella Platinum breed. The price of this breed of Platinum French Bulldog is nothing less than $12,000.
Newshade Platinum French Bulldog:
This breed of Platinum French Bulldog is the combination of all the four main recessive gene combos. It consists of the (bb/co/dd/ ee). This is the perfect combination of the Platinum French bulldog, and it costs nothing less than $15,000.
Platinum Merle French Bulldog:
The Merle French Bulldog is a breed on its own. The Platinum Merle French Bulldog is simply the combination of the Merle French Bulldog breed with the genetic traits of a Platinum French Bulldog. Physically, this breed of French bulldog has a speckled fur coat pattern with light blue eyes and of course, its pale pink face features. The price of this French bulldog is $10,000.
Fluffy Platinum French Bulldog:
This Fluffy Platinum Frenchie has a slightly longer and fluffier coat compared to the rest because of its "Fluffy Bulldog genes". The combination of these genes is referred to as the "autosomal recessive gene". Generally, this breed of Platinum French Bulldog costs about $15,000.
Fluffy Merle Platinum French Bulldog:
This breed of platinum french bulldog is so beautiful because of its combination of a little melanin, pale pink face features, striking blue eyes, and piebald fluffy fur coat. A platinum Frenchie with this sort of combination is the most expensive as it costs nothing less than $50,000.
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Health Complications Associated With The Platinum French Bulldog
As a result of its recessive genes, this breed of French Bulldogs has complicated health issues. However, if properly managed and bred with the suitable types of French Bulldogs, there would be fewer complications. Nevertheless, their major health issues remain; the constant red and itchy patches around their paws, sneezing, ear infection, difficulties in breathing, vomiting, and regurgitation.
Another health complication related to this species of French Bulldog is a skin disorder called "Skin Fold Dermatitis". A french bulldog's skin folds so easily that, as a result, the skin has to be constantly treated. However, the Platinum French Bulldog requires intensive care because of its "fragile gene characteristics". Platinum French Bulldogs are prone to Skin Fold Dermatitis and, when not careful, could develop severe redness and sores on the skin.
Another health complication associated with the breed is "Corneal Ulce.". Platinum French Bulldogs are also known to develop eye issues due to the fact that they have their eyes pointed out of their faces. One of these signs of eye problems is greasy tissues coming out of the bulldog's eyes.
This breed of French Bulldog's recessive genes also causes weak tissues/bone. As a result of this, a higher percentage of this breed of French Bulldogs are prone to have spine or bone marrow issues. They are constantly diagnosed with severe back pains that prevent them from participating in normal physical activities. As a result of this, this breed of French Bulldog is prevented from fighting in the ring.
Does the Platinum French Bulldog Make A Perfect Frenchie Pet?
Yes, the Platinum French bulldog makes a perfect "toy" pet. In fact, many would consider their "disabilities" as an advantage. This is because their recessive genes make them less aggressive when compared to a normal French Bulldog. Most kids and even adults find them adorable to own in the house. As long as their health complications are properly managed and they are cross-bred with the right sorts of French Bulldogs, then they are good to go!
As a freelance pet writer and blogger, Shannon is passionate about crafting knowledge-based, science-supported articles that foster healthy bonds of love and respect between people and animals. But her first and very most important job is as a dog auntie and cockatiel, tortoise, and box turtle mama.