One of the aspects about French Bulldogs that I particularly like is the fantastic range of colors that are available for them to come in; there is, quite literally, a color that is suitable for the majority of people. However, there is a downside to all of this variation, and that is that it makes it difficult to choose which name should be given to each color. In an effort to help clear up some of this misunderstanding, I’ve chosen to create a website that illustrates colors that are regularly seen, as well as a few colors that aren’t seen very often. Remember that the color of French Bulldogs is a very passionately debated subject, so I’m sure you’ll find a few individuals who disagree with my definitions, particularly when it comes to the one I name “mouse.”
To begin, here is what the standard for the AKC has to say about the different colors:
“Acceptable colors include any and all brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any other hue, with the exception of those colors that result in disqualification. There is no hue that cannot be worn, although some that are disqualified include solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black. When we say “black,” we mean “black” with no brindle at all.
This last description is what causes a large number of individuals to refer to French Bulldogs as “Black,” and the fact that having black skin is a disqualifying trait is what causes breeders to furiously cry “BRINDLE!” They are not black; rather, they are BRINDLE!
It would seem that the colors Dark Brindle, Cream, Tiger Brindle, Brindle Pied, Fawn, Fawn Pied, and all other colors are the ones that are seen the most often in both the United States and Canada. Those individuals who are looking for puppies of less common colors should keep this in mind and be prepared to wait, maybe for a very long period.
I am currently seeking further photographs of the Frenchies named “Mouse” and “Blue.” Your contribution, along with any other information you provide, will be kept strictly secret, and if you choose, we may obscure the dog’s head.
Also known as “Seal Brindle” or “Black Brindle” – so dark it may appear black, but closer inspection will reveal at least a few lighter colored hairs.
Genetically, this is actually a type of fawn, minus the masking gene. Ranges from creamy white to deep gold.
An even pattern of black and lighter colored stripes sometimes has a black mask. When the dog is mainly tan or red with black stripes, it is sometimes called Reverse Brindle.
Brindle markings on a predominantly white background. Dogs with a lot of brindle markings are said to be “heavily marked”. Dogs with many small freckles are said to be “ticked pieds”. A few tickings are common on most pieds.
Fawn Black Mask
A body-color that ranges from deep red to light tan, with a black masking pattern on the face.
Markings that range from lemony yellow to deep red, on white background. May
also have a black mask.
Disqualification in the AKC standard. Much argument over just what this color is exactly, but personally I think the dog shown is “Liver”. The dog has NO brindling, and is a uniform red-brown.
Black & Tan
Another disqualification. Very striking, though.
Where the “Brindle” markings on a normal brindle are tan or reddish-brown, the brindle markings on this dog have a decidedly “Blue” cast. The base coat color is also more of a grey tone than black, and the nose is a slate grey shade.
At first glance, this dog may seem fawn, but closer inspection reveals it is actually a pale shade of steely grey. Where the mask would normally be black it is instead a deep grey, as is the pigment in the nose. In the background, you can see a normally colored fawn. (In contrast, the dog is beside a normally colored fawn sibling) .
😍 These gadgets are on my Frenchie’s wishlist, maybe your Frenchie needs them too? 🥰
✅ We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Watch funny clips HERE
✅ My Frenchie has been self-conscious about his hair for years. He finally has the confidence to go on walks now. Other dogs don’t even know it’s a wig! What a steal!! LOL
✅ These matching sweaters are absolutely adorable. Fits my 22lb French bulldog like a glove, his shirt is super soft.
✅ Lots of folks said it was the cutest thing they had seen in a long time! It came with adjustable straps just in case the Frenchie gains weight (again.)
✅ Safety first, right? My Frenchie loves bike rides in the backpack but not so much in the rain, this Goggle/Hemlet set really helps keep the rain out of the eyes and ears.
✅ Omg too cute😍 I do not need to explain why your Frenchie needs it right?
✅ The hoodie is really well made and super soft fleece-lined! My Frenchie has been in it for hours, which is not common… safe to say it is puppy approved!
✅ You only need this one high-quality water-resistant jacket for Winter. Necessary piece. Make sure you check out the reviews to get the right size instead of keeping returning.
✅ There are built-in ear holes for comfort, which is how my Frenchie usually wears it, but sometimes we just have to keep those ears covered up and keep the heat in on the super-cold days.
✅ This playpen is a life saver! They can be linked together if desired to create a larger pen.
✅ No animal should have to sleep on the floor and hurt or be cold. I asked my Frenchie for a review – unfortunately he’s too busy snoring, farting and sleeping on it to answer me…lol
✅ This is a fantastic car seat w lots of clever features. The entire seat can collapse to fit into its own carrying bag, though it’s easily put together again in 30 sec. The cover that the dogs rest on is silky soft faux fur which doesn’t seem to snag dirt and debris. It easily zips out for washing, and during the summer you can reverse the cover so the canvas side is up and not the fur. The pillow that boosts the dogs up in the seat has a soft foam side akin to memory foam. It’s very roomy and well made for a small Frenchie.
✅ The couch is stylish and lightweight but definitely sturdy. As an added bonus the legs have non-skid pads on the bottom so it won’t slide when he gets in and out of it. Holding up pretty good even when Frenchie digs in it…
✅ Let me do you a favor and let you know that you NEED this NOW!!! It was very comfortable for me at this height. No pain or awkward positions and I didn’t get soaked.
✅ I don’t remember seeing any other pet strollers using this kind of high-end wheels. Perfect for the small puppy that is old or can’t walk much.