ABOUT MERLE FRENCH BULLDOGS
Merle is a dominant gene, on average half the puppies in a litter will be merle. Since french bulldogs have small litters I usually only have one or two merles per litter.
The ideal Merle French Bulldog is bred to the AKC French Bulldog standard with sturdy bone structure and a typical frenchie head and expression.
PERSONALITY AND TEMPERMENT
In general, Frenchie puppies crave human companionship. They make great pets, and they love children. They can be quite energetic and playful at times, but they also love to cuddle with their human owners.
Grooming is relatively simple. Since they have short hair they do not require regular brushing. You may bathe your Frenchie puppy less frequently if you wipe your dog’s coat regularly with a damp cloth. Your puppy’s nails should be clipped regularly, at least once a month. Additionally, you should brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis to avoid tooth decay.
The merle gene by itself does not cause health issues. Merle is a dominant gene. Dogs do not "carry" merle. They either are or are not merle. When two merles are bred together you have a higher risk of deafness and blindness. The rule of thumb is to breed a merle to a non-merle to avoid those health issues.
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