The Black French Bulldog has an average lifespan of between 10 and 12 years.
Unfortunately, due to the gene responsible for the solid black coat, Black French Bulldogs are prone to some health issues that are not prevalent in standard French Bulldogs. This is the reason why the color is not accepted nor recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Some of the common health issues among Black French Bulldogs include:
Eye And Ear Problems
French bulldogs with a solid black coat, without any trace of brindle usually carry a gene that causes deafness, and therefore, there is a high chance that your black Frenchie will go deaf at some point.
The gene responsible for the solid black coat can also give your doggie blue-colored eyes, which are at a high risk of developing eye problems later in life.
Von WIllebrand’s Disease
Von WIllebrand’s Disease is a condition that affects blood’s ability to clot, leading to excessive bleeding from minor issues.
Some symptoms associated with this condition include bleeding gums, nose bleeding, prolonged bleeding after surgical operations, and excessive bleeding when a dog is in season. The condition is manageable, but it has no cure.
This is a condition that is caused by the shape of the French Bulldog’s head. The short nose and narrowed nostrils sometimes cause obstructions in the airways, leading to labored breathing.
It’s good to note that these conditions won’t affect all black Frenchies. Still, if you’re considering getting a black Frenchie, it’s good to be aware of these health risks.