The French Bulldog Breed is Famous for a Wide Variety of Coat Colors and Almost Endless Coat Patterns.

 

The Standard Colors Of French Bulldog:

WHITE  

Whitecoat in French Bulldogs can look pretty similar to the cream coat color. Yet, the white coat FB is pure white, which also is the base color in the Pied Coat Patterned. The white-coated FB has pink lips and pink eye rims, and the cream coats have darker lips and darker eye rims. Both white and cream coat colors of the FB are accepted by the American Kennel Culb.  The solid white or mostly white Frenchies are less common, although available.  A white coat can be mask or maskless, have black-rimmed lips, eyes, and nose.

CREAM 

Cream and white coat color in French Bulldogs can look pretty similar. Yet, cream FB has an eggshell-like coloring. Whereas the white-coated FB has pink lips and pink eye rims, and cream coats have darker lips and darker eye rims. Both cream and white coat colors of the FB are accepted by the AKC and other kennel clubs. A cream with a chocolate mask tends to have a Carmel cast to the coat.  

FAWN  

 

FAWN RED

 

 

 

 

The Rare Colors Of The French Bulldog:

BLUE

Bluecoats have a rare diluted black pigment causing the hairs of the coat to appear blue/blue-grey in color. Bluecoats are considered “rare”. The color of the coat alone simply can't affect the health of a dog. The genetic makeup of the dog affects the dog's health.

If you are looking to add a blue-coated French Bulldog to your family, find a reputable breeder, who performs genetic health testing. The health of your new baby will depend on their genetic make-up which is inherited from both parents. 

LILAC

Lilac French Bulldogs is a very desirable coat color with French Bulldog Lovers. The cost of a Lilac French Bulldog Puppy is often much more then the other coat colors because it is of the recessive gene and can be difficult to produce. Lilac French Bulldogs may have light-colored eyes such as: yellow, light brown, and blue. Newborn lilac puppies may look like they have a blue coat yet as the puppy gets older, the coat lightens to a shade of lilac. When looking at a picture of a Lilac French Bulldog it can be difficult to tell. from the photo what the coat color is. This is one coat color that needs to be seen in person to truly be appreciated. 


SABLE 

A sable coat has black and black-tipped hairs. The rest of the hair shaft may be fawn, red fawn, red, blue, or blue fawn. The amount of black-tipped hairs can depend on the individual dog. The sable coat is definitely rare, beautiful, and luxurious. If your home is a multiple French Bulldog home, consider adding a Sable Coat to your family. Sables are fancy and flashy and a head-turner!

 

CHOCOLATE

Chocolate Coat color is from a recessive gene in the French bulldogs. The chocolate coat is considered a rare coat color. The recessive gene must be inherited from both parents. Another interesting fact is: their eyes can green, brown, golden, and bright yellow in color. Their color may vary from dark chocolate to lighter chocolate. 

 

BLACK AND TAN

Black and tan French bulldogs have black-colored furs with tan markings on the cheeks, above their eyes, bellies, and the inside of their legs. The tan markings can vary in shade, from creamy to a reddish tan. There is no brindle present in the black coat.

 

PURE BLACK

The Solid/Pure Black French Bulldog Coat is without any other color or markings, such as brindle. Their coat color is simply pure solid black. This coat color is not accepted by the AKC, yet this color exists and is desirable by some.

 

The Markings and Patterns Of The French Bulldog:

SABLE 

A sable coat has black and black-tipped hairs. The rest of the hair shaft may be fawn, red fawn, red, blue, or blue fawn. The amount of black-tipped hairs can depend on the individual dog. The sable coat is definitely rare, beautiful, and luxurious. If your home is a multiple French Bulldog home, consider adding a Sable Coat to your family. Sables are fancy and flashy and a head-turner!

PIED or PIEDBALD

The piebald is not a French Bulldog coat color, it is a Pattern. A Pied Coat Pattern is one that has a pattern of pigmented spots on an unpigmented (white) background of hair/base coat color.        

 

BRINDLE

 

List of colors accepted by the AKC:   

White

Cream

Fawn

Red Fawn

Red

Combinations of White, Cream & Fawns 

Markings and Patterns:

Brindle markings

Piebald (pied)

Black Mask

Chocolate Mask

Ticked

White markings

Rare French Bulldog Coat Colors:  

Sable

Blue

Blue & Fawn

Chocolate

Lilac

Isabella

Merle

Black & Tan

Black & White

Solid or Pure Black (no brindle present)

(possibly with DNA testing and the advancement of genetic studies, one day the rare coat colors will be accepted by the AKC).

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