Look-a-Likes" No recognized pedigrees!

A “look-a-like” is a dog that resembles a purebred dog with no recognized pedigree.

A dog without a pedigree is not a purebred dog. A dog without a pedigree can resemble a purebred dog. But because you don’t know how, where, why and what was bred in it, we call it a “look-a-like”. Of course a mongrel or a dog that resembles a purebred can be just as sweet as a purebred, and of course a pedigree says nothing about the fun you can have with your dog. But a pedigree does say something about whether the dog has been bred with care.

Please note: French Bulldog puppies are offered but they aren’t French Bulldogs!!!

These are bred from crosses and don’t have an official FCI pedigree but an unrecognized pedigree which is for sale everywhere!
These breeders and puppy millers of which the majority (not all) are registered with the Chamber of Commerce because a lot is tax deductible, have the best stories on the internet in the hope that many people will fall for it.
They don’t want to import fresh blood because that costs too much money and crossing quickly yields a lot of money!

Also very important to read!!!
A French Bulldog cannot have a long tail genetically because the tail was bred out of it a long time ago. There is a laboratory Feragen with whom I have had email contact and they do breed tests but indicate that they can only look back up to three generations so if 3 generations of the same breed were used then the outcome would be purebred dog but they also clearly indicate that they don’t know what kind of dogs have been used for the three generations. I have also been in contact with all the other labs and they indicate that a breed test is impossible and unreliable!

“look-a-likes” determine research results

Some breeds have a relatively high number of “look-a-likes”; in other breeds this is less. This is also reflected in the results of scientific research into the health of purebred dogs.

For example, the study ‘Incidence of harmful breed characteristics and hereditary defects in populations of companion animals’, recently carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (and for which more dog breeds will be researched in the future), showed that a large part of the researched dogs was not a purebred dog at all. Nearly all of the dogs examined in this study were “look-a-likes”.

In the first part of this study, three breeds were examined, namely the Chihuahua, the French Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever. Only 20 percent of the Labradors surveyed had a pedigree, the French Bulldog’s it was 12 percent and of the Chihuahuas it was an overwhelmingly small 6 percent. Just to be clear: in the Chihuahua’s case this means that 94 percent of the dogs examined are a “look-a-like”. A dog that has been bred without any requirements being imposed on its parents in terms of health, well-being and social behaviour. This large group of “look-a-likes” therefore determines the image that emerges from the survey.

Note: The only worldwide recognized pedigrees are (FCI, AKC (AMERICA) and UNITED KENNELCLUB (ENGLAND)

Unrecognized FCI colors (allowed in America AKC)

It is important that potential puppy buyers understand that dogs with a disqualifying color do occur from time to time, but breeders who breed by the breed standard do not have the intention of producing them. They may be the result of recessive traits that only show up when puppies from each parent inherit a recessive gene or are traits that go back to past ancestors. Regardless of the mode of inheritance, puppies and dogs that display or carry disqualifying traits should best be spayed or neutered out of respect for our breed standard and fulfill as valuable a companion role as other companion animals but are no more valuable in financial terms.

What colors indicate health problems in the French Bulldog:

Color Merle: (bred through crosses)

One of the most common problems is genetic malformations. Because this dog has a unique genetic condition, it can lead to stunted limbs, blindness, or deafness. Numerous Merle French bulldogs also suffer from allergies, immune disorders, heart murmurs and hip dysplasia and do not live to old age. Also keep in mind that because they have such light colored eyes, they can have eye defects. Some of the common problems include one eye being larger than the other, one eye covered with a nictitating membrane, cataracts and coloboma (a congenital condition that causes a hole in the iris of the eye)

Color Blue or Mouse Gray (all variants such as blue-brindle, blue-fur, blue-fawn, etc.)

Blue is a dilution of black (weak color) and can lead to scabies, alopecia, immune disorders, neurological disorders, allergies, heart disease and cataracts.

Color White: May carry the deaf gene.

Other colors that are considered rare in French Bulldogs are the black/tan color (such as a Doberman (black & Tan) and the black without a trace of brindle at all. These colors are so dominant that when breeding they mix all other colors in the It would indeed be sad to lose healthy fawns, brindles, creams, etc. because a handful of unethical and uneducated people wanted blacks and blacks and browns.

The blue color is the biggest trend of all for French people. They are bred and sold so quickly that there are waiting lists for the puppies. Blues (colored like a Weimaraner) is more of a breed problem than any other fad color. This color tends to produce yellow or green eyes which, as mentioned above, can lead to blindness.

A blue French bulldog.

This color carries a genetic condition that causes dry, flaky skin and hair loss. While this won’t be obvious in a puppy, the problems will develop as the dog gets older. Healthy dogs live longer and cause less stress. Setting yourself up for a lifetime of heartbreak at your beloved pup’s expense isn’t worth a designer’s color or a trending fad.

Do your research before buying a dog of any particular breed. Sacrificing your pet’s future health, or contributing to the eventual decline of your favorite breed, isn’t worth boasting if you have a rare dog. These are living beings who suffer from our stupidity – not a handbag that we throw away when it gets worn out. Be a responsible owner and enjoy your dog’s long healthy years as a result.

Since February 1, 2016, French Bulldogs with the unrecognized colors Blue, Blue Merle, Chocolate Brown and Black & Tan can no longer be used for breeding. There is a suspicion that these colors pose health problems.

This means that these unrecognized colors can still occur in pedigree that were issued before February 1, 2016.

Previously, these prohibited and colors received a NEK (unrecognized color) mention on the pedigree and were still allowed to be bred with.


Regardless of the information that is disseminated, there is no official French Bulldog standard that accepts these colors as desirable.

Most fad colors (NOT ALL) are the result of crosses with various other breeds, so they are NOT French Bulldogs but crosses with other breeds in the bloodline! DO NOT BE FOOLED !!

Black & Tan

(blue pied brindle)

(Blue/Gray/Mouse color)

(Blue & Tan)

(Blue Fawn)

(Blue pied)


(Blue/Fawn/Mouse color)



(Blue Brindle)