Long-Haired French Bulldogs

Long Haired French Bulldog

A Long-haired French Bulldog might sound like a mythological animal, but I guarantee you, it’s real. It’s got all characteristics of a typical Frenchie plus a majestic long-haired coat.

With the recent rise of its popularity, there’s has also been a lot of confusion about breeding techniques, health concerns, and how to take care of a long-haired French Bulldog.

In this article, I’ll attempt to answer some of the common questions on the topic.

Long Hair Gene

The long hair gene is a gene that produces an extra layer with a higher capillary length. It’s an autosomal recessive gene, which means it has to come from both parents.

That doesn’t mean that both parents should have long hair. They just have to be carriers.

Breeders use DNA tests to screen dogs for the gene and then breed a carrier male with a carrier female. This has a 25% chance of producing offspring with long hair.

On a large scale, this trait is rare to find, making long-haired French Bulldogs like gold dust. Everyone wants them, but nobody can have them.

Health Concerns

Unlike many other mutations, the long hair gene mutation is a safe one. It doesn’t put Frenchies at a higher risk of any major health problems.

Nevertheless, the thick coat of long-haired French Bulldogs can put them at a higher risk of overheating and a heat stroke. They’re also prone to skin infections as dirt and bacteria can collect beneath their coats.

As for the owners, any long-haired dog breed, including Frenchies, are going to shed hair more than short-haired ones. Consider this before buying if you have any allergies.

How to Take Care of Them

Although French Bulldogs are apartment dogs and are practically easy to raise, they aren’t particularly low maintenance. Long Hair emphasizes a few items to the French Bulldog’s general care list.

Preventing a Heat Stroke

Always keep your Frenchie hydrated. However, never force it to drink as it might choke because of their short snout.

Don’t take your dog out on hot days and never leave it in the car. Leave it back home in an air-conditioned room.

There are a lot of accessories you can buy for your Frenchie, like cold packs, a cooling vest or self-cooling pads.

Long-haired French Bulldogs could be a little more resistant to cold than your typical Frenchie. But don’t depend on that. Always make sure they’re warm in colder days.

Preventing Skin Infections and Rashes

Give your French Bulldog regular baths and pay attention to the insides of their ears, below their wrinkles and below the base of their tail.

Make sure you’re using hypoallergenic products as French Bulldogs are prone to allergic dermatitis.

Finally, brush and groom your dog frequently. French Bulldogs love getting pampered.


Long-haired French Bulldogs have been an Instagram sensation. Everyone’s marveling at their adorable, yet somehow magnificent looks. It’s uncanny.

Unsurprisingly, they’re rare birds. The long hair gene isn’t easily bred and it doesn’t always yield results.

So when it is, it’s usually quite expensive. All good things come with a price though, right?

They also need a special kind of treatment, a bit different than short-haired French bulldogs. After all, they’re the snowflakes of the breed.

I hope I’ve inspired and prepped you to go out there and get your very own long-haired Frenchie. They’re worth it, I’ll tell you that for free!