Do not be duped into buying dogs at huge prices and its not a true pedigree dog..
What is an unrecognised colour and how did it happen ?
It means a colour which shouldn't genetically appear when putting dogs together, which can only be the result of cross breeding.
It happened due to breeders wanting to produce, designer, rare, and charge more money. But in the process they have now ruined pedigree dogs with crosses. As they are in the majority now.
The pedigree dog came about by select breeding, towards knowing the health problems a dog would have, what it would like, and most of all the temperament of the dog was perfected to live with humans in family homes.
The recognised colour is now in the minority in French bulldogs and Pugs. I have just gone on find a puppy with the Kennel club who has allowed these breedings to be registered and I couldn't find a single litter which didn't have unrecognised colours in it.
It may say fawn, but when you look at the litter their could be a black and tan sitting there or a blue. They register them as sable fawns, blue fawns, lilac fawns. This still means unrecognised colour litter.
Do not buy from anyone who can not show you all the relevant health tests for the breed of dog when you visit the breeders home. If they can not find the health certificate it doesn't have one.
I had 1 litter of Frenchies 2020, and I had so many people contact me wanting recognised colours but when they saw the litters they could see something wasn't right. Make sure you find the right breeder. I am happy to give you other names of breeders who will put you in contact with people they know with the correct colour French bulldogs.
So why is an unrecognised colour a bad thing? The French bulldog breed is in a poor state of health and with the introduction of these other breeds it added in far more health problems. Which in turn will cost the owner thousands at the vets. Lets try and do whats right here for the dogs themselves. We want healthy puppies. Every dog is going to have health issues at some point because they are living animals and we can not create perfection. If we could of done human race would be free from cancer, heart disease and so on. But we can try through select breeding of our dogs to do the very best we can for them. We are in the position that if we do not try and do the right thing that these breeds could end up banned which they have been in Holland and it looks like France is set to follow. It is a great shame these breeders go on about colour and have ignored the most important thing which is the health of these dogs.
The only colour the Kennel club wont register is Merle, because this can cause deafness and blindness. I saw recently a fawn offered for sale with no eyes, and it was deaf, as a grandparent was Merle.
Please please do not be duped and do your research. Go to the French bulldog club of great Britain and start reading.
Mrs Rachel Savage