Lilac French Bulldog vs. Blue French Bulldog: What Are 8 Key Differences?

Written by Jennifer Gaeng
Updated: November 7, 2022
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There are many different hues of French Bulldogs, however, there are two noteworthy colors that seem to grab the hearts of those that catch a glimpse: the Lilac French Bulldog and Blue French Bulldog. When these two dogs are young, it might be difficult to differentiate between them. However, they differ not only in terms of genetics but also in terms of personality traits. Keep reading to learn more about the Lilac French Bulldog vs. the Blue French Bulldog!

Lilac French Bulldog vs. Blue French Bulldog: A Comparison 

Lilac French Bulldog vs Blue French Bulldog
The Lilac French Bulldog is shorter than the blue french bulldog and weighs less as well.
Key DifferencesLilac French BulldogBlue French Bulldog
Height11 – 12 inches11 – 13 inches
WeightUp to 20 lbs.Up to 28 lbs.
Coat typeShort, FineShort, dense
ColorsPurplish Gray, LilacBluish Gray
TemperamentAffectionate, Playful, LaidbackFriendly, Relaxed, Easily Agitated
TrainabilityFairly Easy to Train, Avoid High-Intensity TechniquesFairly Easy to Train, Not Athletic
Life ExpectancyUp to 12 YearsUp to 14 Years
Health ProblemsLess than Average HealthMost Health Issues of Bulldog Breeds
Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: A Comparison

Key Differences between Lilac Bulldog and Blue French Bulldog

Blue French Bulldog
The Blue French Bulldog and the Lilac are both sought after due to their unique coat colors.

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Blue and Lilac French Bulldogs are far more expensive than other colors. While they seem very similar at first glance, the key difference between Lilac French Bulldogs and Blue French Bulldogs is the brown gene is absent in Lilac French Bulldog puppies, giving it a more purple hue.  

Although they are both one-of-a-kind and leave many breathless, in this article we will be uncovering their differences, no matter how small. Let’s dig in!


French Bulldog Coat Colors
Lilac French Bulldogs are typically a grayish color with a lilac hue.


Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Height

Some may argue that one of the benefits of any type of lilac frenchie is that it is a perfect companion dog because it is small and easy to care for. Blue French Bulldogs are tiny, reaching up to 13 inches in height, and the Lilac rarely exceeds 12 inches.

Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Weight

This should be considered while creating a diet and activity plan for their French Bulldog, as it has a significant impact on the dog’s weight. A Lilac French Bulldog is similar in size and weight to a typical French Bulldog, standing approximately a foot tall at the shoulder and weighing around 20 pounds. A Blue French Bulldog can weigh up to 28 pounds.

Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Coat Type

Lilac French Bulldog
Lilac French Bulldogs have a lovely coat that’s more muted compared to a Blue French Bulldog.


There are now lilac frenchies in existence because of selective breeding amongst dogs that have a characteristic purple or blue shine to their coat. This dog’s coat may look like that of a Blue French Bulldog when it’s born. However, its coat lightens and develops a characteristic lilac hue as it ages. The coat of Lilac French Bulldogs is less dense than that of the standard breed.

Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Colors

Due to their scarcity, both the Lilac and Blue Bulldogs are currently in high demand. Blue and lilac coat colors, on the other hand, were traditionally thought to be unpleasant. The coat of the Lilac French Bulldog is a lovely shade of lilac. This disorder is caused by the same diluting gene that causes blue hair. The coat’s color is a pale greyish-brown, according to some. Their eyes and lips have delicate pink markings, and their noses are usually light pink or greyish-brown in color. The most obvious distinction is that the Blue French Bulldog has a short blue coat that distinguishes it.


Blue French Bulldog - Sitting
Blue French Bulldogs are typically grayish color with a blue hue.

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Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Temperament

The Blue French Bulldog is a small, friendly dog with a relaxed demeanor. The temperament of the Lilac French Bulldog is like that of another Frenchie’s; it enjoys being handled and played with! It will approach humans in the hopes of receiving affection. Lilac dogs are usually laid-back and uninterested in rigorous effort.

Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Trainability

French Bulldog breeds are smart dogs so most of the time training them is not hard. The key is to keep it fun and easy. Because of their particularly small size, the Lilac French Bulldogs should not be encouraged to participate in high-intensity training or agility courses.

The Blue French Bulldog is not particularly athletic, it’s best to avoid any obstacles that require jumping, twisting, or climbing unless they’re explicitly marked as being suitable for a little breed. Lilac French Bulldogs only need one daily exercise session.

Health Factors

Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Life Expectancy

French Bulldogs are notorious for having a range of health problems and are not known to live for extended periods of time. The average lifespan of a Lilac French Bulldog is roughly 12 years. Blue French Bulldogs can live up to 14 years on average if they stay healthy.

Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog: Health Problems

The French Bulldog isn’t known for being an extremely healthy breed. They are prone to allergies, intervertebral disk disease, hemivertebrae, hip dysplasia, brachycephalic airway syndrome, cleft palate, and other ailments. The Blue French Bulldog is known for having the most health issues. “Blue dog alopecia,” which also affects other dog breeds, is the source of the skin coloration in a sizable percentage of Blue French Bulldogs.

Regrettably, many of the brachycephalic issues come from the breeding of these animals to produce the shortened snout and flattened faces that they are so commonly known for. While these aesthetics make them adorable, they don’t do the Lilac or the Blue French bulldogs any health favors. Another associated issue from the airway issues is that the dogs overheat quicker than most breeds without ideal respiration.

Wrapping Up Lilac vs. Blue French Bulldog

Lilac French Bulldog
Lilac French Bulldogs live up to 12 years on average.


Dog breeds like the Lilac French Bulldog and Blue French Bulldog are prevalent in the US as a result of their uniquely colored coats. Although, the lilac frenchie appear to be more popular and sought after. Hopefully, this article has provided you with a better understanding of these uncommon dog breeds and their small, yet noteworthy differences!

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