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Sable French Bulldogs: Pictures, Facts, Origin & History

Written by: Kerry-Ann Kerr

Last Updated on May 17, 2024 by Dogster Team

Sable French Bulldog

Sable French Bulldogs: Pictures, Facts, Origin & History

You’d immediately recognize a French Bulldog, whether from their cute wrinkled faces, big, bat-like ears, or stocky statures (or all of the above). When it comes to the colors of Frenchies, there are several options. The rarest or hardest-to-find colors will cost more than colors like white or black.

Breed Overview

Height:

Small to medium (11–12 inches)

Weight:

20–28 pounds for males, 16–24 pounds for females

Lifespan:

10–12 years

Colors:

Fawn, fawn and white, fawn brindle, brindle, brindle and white, cream, white and brindle, white and fawn

Suitable for:

Families looking for a playful, easy-to-groom lapdogs that does not require a lot of space.

Temperament:

Easygoing, sociable, gentle, friendly, playful, affectionate

You might wonder what sets a Sable French Bulldog apart from the other colors. Well, we have the answer and more below.

French Bulldog Characteristics

Energy
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High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Trainability
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Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Health
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Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Lifespan
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Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Sociability
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Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

Dogster_Website dividers_v1_Jan 18 2024-03 The Earliest Records of Sable French Bulldogs in History

To discuss the history of the Sable Frenchie, we have to examine the French Bulldog in general, which originated in the United Kingdom despite its name. The French Bulldog’s ancestor, the British Bulldog, was initially bred for bullbaiting. When the inhumane sport was outlawed in 1835, people began breeding smaller versions of the dog.

Dogs deemed to have flaws, for example, if they were too small or had ears that stood up on end, were sent to France. It’s believed these dogs were bred with local ratter dogs, and the resulting puppies are the dogs we know now as French Bulldogs. Unfortunately, there aren’t any records detailing when Sable French Bulldogs were bred.

How Sable French Bulldogs Gained Popularity

In the late 1800s, the French Bulldog’s popularity dipped because of its connection to blood sports. However, it didn’t take long for them to become popular again. The Sable Frenchie is a color variant of the familiar French Bulldog. They look like regular fawn Frenchies until you take a closer look at them.

Sable Frenchies have sporadic black hairs and tips that are spread evenly and mixed with fawn fur, unlike a patch or a spot. Because breeding a Sable French Bulldog is challenging, their popularity has increased, and so has their price tag.

Formal Recognition of Sable French Bulldogs

In 1898, the French Bulldog was recognized by the American Kennel Club. However, Sable French Bulldogs don’t have AKC recognition, so you must register them as Fawns.

Sable French Bulldog
Image Credit: Kamil Zajackowski, Shutterstock

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Top 3 Unique Facts About Sable French Bulldogs

1. You Might Be Sold a Fawn

If you find a breeder, make sure it’s someone you can trust. Whether it’s because the breeder doesn’t know enough about them or they’re trying to get more money out of you, people have been sold a Fawn when they’ve paid for a Sable French Bulldog.


2. Sable Frenchies Are More Expensive

You can pay between $4,000–$10,000+ for a Sable French Bulldog. The price will vary depending on the breeder you get them from. If you’re ever in doubt about a breeder, the AKC has an excellent resource online for signs your breeder is responsible.

Sable French Bulldog
Image Credit: Firn, Shutterstock

3. The Most Popular Sable Bulldog Is the Blue Sable

Blue Sable Frenchies are probably precisely what you imagine they are. Instead of black-tipped hair, they have blue-tipped hair with a blue mask.

Do Sable French Bulldogs Make a Good Pet?

The French Bulldog, regardless of its color, is a wonderful pet. They are playful, affectionate, and well-behaved with children.

They’re intelligent dogs and take to training well, but they can suffer from separation anxiety because one of their favorite things to do is be with their humans. They also have various health problems that can be difficult to deal with and costly to treat.

Conclusion

If you’re considering getting a Sable Frenchie, we advise you to research the breed thoroughly. The color you choose will not affect the dog’s temperament or grooming requirements (unless you go for the fluffy Frenchie).

Although the Sable French Bulldog is more expensive than other varieties, you’ll likely forget about the cost when the lovable pup is sitting in your lap.


Featured Image Credit: Firn, Shutterstock

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