Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rare French Bulldog Colors That May Surprise You

Brindle French Bulldog

The irresistible French Bulldog has had a rich history dating back to the mid-1800s. Immortalized as an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compact build, and medium or small structure, this breed has skyrocketed to popularity. Breeding over time has resulted in a myriad of colorings, including several rare French Bulldog colors! In this post, we'll walk you through some of the most common and most rare colorings for this breed.

There's Much to Love About Frenchies!

Fawn French Bulldog

French bulldogs are well behaved, adaptable, and comfortable companions with an affectionate nature and even disposition. They are also generally alert and playful, but not unduly boisterous. These are the traits that we have all fallen in love with in this vastly amusing and companionable breed. And of course, they come in all different kinds of colors!

Some Background Info on Coloring

Before we can explore the more unique colors of this exceptional canine, we first need to understand the rules. By that we mean, the standards as it pertains to this breed's coloring.

What colors should purebred French Bulldogs really have? According to the French Bulldog Club and the American Kennel Club, the French Bulldog Breed Standard on color states, “Acceptable colors - All brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any color except those which constitute disqualification. All colors are acceptable with the exception of solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black, which are disqualifications. Black means black without a trace of brindle.”

What does this mean for you if your pup is solid black or among the other exceptions you may ask? While he or she may not qualify to participate in the sport of purebred dogs, you’ll still have the pleasure of enjoying the company of your wonderful bat eared, fun loving charmer who's guaranteed to provide laughter, fun, joy and adventure for many years to come.

Simply put, we have Frenchies with colors that are within the standard and those that fall outside the standard. Those outside the standard are often called fad colors and may be referred to as rare French Bulldog colors. Let’s explore the many colors of our Frenchie companion!  One thing for sure as it relates to the French Bulldog is that we love all the uniqueness and wonder they present in whatever shade of color we are fortunate to know or have them.

Colors Within the Standard

First along our journey is a depiction of the breed colors best represented as outlined in the French Bulldog Breed Standard. 

BLACK MASK FAWN
Black Mask Fawn French Bulldog

CREAM
Cream French Bulldog

 FAWN
Fawn French Bulldogs

WHITE
White French Bulldog

BRINDLE AND WHITE
Brindle And White French Bulldog

BRINDLE
Relaxed Brindle French Bulldog


Outside the Standard - Rare French Bulldog Colors

The following breed colors are outside the French Bulldog Breed Standard. Does your pup have any of these traits?

BLUE FAWN
Blue Fawn French Bulldog - Rare French Bulldog Colors

Mouse is also described as: Blue, Grey, Blue Brindle, Blue Pied, Lilac, or Lavender.  Often this coat color exhibits yellow or light-colored eyes.

BLUE BRINDLE
Blue Brindle French Bulldog - Rare French Bulldog Colors

CHOCOLATE
Chocolate French Bulldog - Rare French Bulldog Colors

Liver has a solid brown coat, including a self-colored brown or pink nose; not black.  Occasionally exhibits yellow or light eyes.  Sometimes called Chocolate

BLACK
Solid Black French Bulldog - Rare French Bulldog Colors

Black has black areas with no trace of brindle patterning. Also described as solid black if no white markings are present.

BLUE & TAN
Blue And Tan French Bulldog - Rare French Bulldog Colors

MERLE
Merle French Bulldog - Rare French Bulldog Colors

CHOCOLATE & TAN
Chocolate And Tan French Bulldog - Rare French Bulldog Colors


Show Love To All Frenchies!

Whatever the coloring of this gem of a canine, we can all agree they deserve an exceptional home filled with love, pampering and a responsible pet parent.  Show your love today and treat them to high quality beds, treats, toys, grooming products and much more, shop Chic Sassy Pets. We're your home for all your luxury dog product needs. 
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