Most, if not all, long-haired French Bulldogs you’ll come across are purebred, and they are typically produced by breeding two fluffy Frenchies carrying the recessive L4 gene for long hair.
The long-haired French Bulldog is characterized by a small physical build, with a strong, muscular body. Additionally, the fluffy Frenchie has a broad chest and narrow hip supported by thick, short legs.
While fluffy Frenchies typically have longer coats, compared with other French Bulldogs, you may be in for some disappointment, if you’ve pictured a doggie with fur sweeping the floor. And compared with other long haired dog breeds, fluffy Frenchies have a medium-length coat, at best.
The fluffy Frenchie has ears shaped like a bat’s, but it isn’t uncommon to come across those with rose-shaped ears. A pushed-in face, with a short snout and skin folds around the muzzle further contribute to the fluffy Frenchie’s unique appearance.
When fully grown, the long-haired Frenchie doesn’t differ much in size from its shorthaired counterparts.
An adult male fluffy Frenchie typically weighs between 20 to 28 lbs when fully grown, while the female long-haired Frenchies, with weights ranging from 16 to 24 lbs, are not far behind.
There’s not much difference between adult male and female fluffy frenchies when it comes to height, and both typically stand between 11 to 13 inches tall when fully grown.
The fluffy Frenchie, just like its shorthaired counterpart, is generally available in, at least, sixteen different coat color combinations.
Of these sixteen, only eleven French bulldog colors are generally recognized and accepted by the American Kennel Club, and these include white, black, brindle, fawn and cream.
Colors such as blue, lilac, blue merle and chocolate and tan are considered rare, and it isn’t everyday you’ll come across a fluffy frenchie sporting these colors.