The French Bulldog is a stocky little dog that’s affectionate, lively, and always in a good mood. They love to clown around and entertain their owners. These adorable puppies are easily recognized by their upturned muzzles, bulky little bodies, and erect ears. They also come in a variety of colors, ranging from white, fawn, and brindle to black, blue, and chocolate. Some colors are quite rare, such as blue merle, while others are more common. Here are nine of the most common French Bulldog colors, which are also accepted by the American Kennel Club standards.
The 9 Common French Bulldog Colors
The white French Bulldog actually has a pied coat with large white areas, which gives the appearance of a solid white coat. However, if you look closely, you will find brindle or fawn markings and patterns. Sometimes, white French Bulldogs can sport splendid blue eyes, although this is quite rare. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a snow-white little Frenchie with blue eyes, expect to shell out quite a bit of money because rarity comes at a price!
2. White and Brindle
A white and brindle French Bulldog has a dominant white coat dotted with brindle spots, especially around the neck and the eyes, giving the little dog an adorable, mischievous look.
3. White and Fawn
White and fawn French Bulldogs have fawn coloring on their body and head. Each dog also has distinctive patterns on the body, which makes them even more cute and unique.
Cream French Bulldogs have a solid coat in a warm, creamy shade. The color somewhat resembles that of an eggshell. These adorable pooches often have deep black eyes that contrast sharply with their cream coats. Be careful not to confuse them with fawn Frenchies! Although similar, fawn French bulldogs are slightly darker, and the color is more reddish.
The coat color of fawn French bulldogs can range from a light sandy brown to darker reddish brown, and they may have a black mask. Fawn is one of the most common colors for Frenchies, making these puppies easier to find (and cheaper) from reputable breeders.
6. Fawn and White
Fawn and white French bulldogs look regular fawn Frenches; the main difference is the presence of white patches on their bodies. However, despite their similar names, these Frenchies differ greatly from white and fawn ones.
7. Fawn, Brindle, and White
Contrary to what their name suggests, these French bulldogs are not tricolor. They are part of the “brindle” category, meaning their fawn coat is adorned with dark stripes and white markings on their chest and face. This coat color is common in this breed.
Brindle is a type of coat coloration that frequently appears in French Bulldogs, as well as other dog breeds. It is a coat with dark stripes that is sometimes compared to that of a tiger.
9. Brindle and White
Brindle and white French Bulldogs are the latest standard color type accepted by the AKC. These dogs have a dominant brindle coat with white patches on their chest and neck.
What Are the Rarest Colors Found in French Bulldogs?
Besides the official colors and their variants, a French bulldog can be other colors. But not all colors are considered part of the breed standard according to the AKC and are generally not allowed at dog shows. In fact, these colors are generally obtained by breeders who do always not take into account the genetic characteristics of the breed nor the health of these small dogs. This is particularly the case for blue merle, chocolate, lilac, black, and tan Frenchies.
Potential buyers should be aware that some unscrupulous sellers present certain colors as being rare, they usually aren’t. They simply aren’t officially recognized by the AKC or other breed organizations. French Bulldogs sporting “rare” colors may exhibit various health issues. So, buying one of these puppies can encourage unethical breeding practices. In any case, reputable breeders will respect the rules of selection related to the breed, regardless of color.
There are several common coat colors that French Bulldogs can have. The ones on this list are accepted by the AKC and most national and international bodies and can also be a good indicator of the dog’s overall health. You probably shouldn’t look for a “rare” color if you want to buy or adopt a Frenchie, no matter how beautiful the dog is. Indeed, certain colors can be linked to a host of health issues. Ultimately, what you want is a healthy, thriving four-legged friend, regardless of coat color.
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