What exactly is a Brindle French Bulldog?
You can recognize a brindle French Bulldog by light irregular streaks all over their dark base coat. The color of the brindle pattern is usually a light shade of fawn, while the base coat may vary: the standard is black but other colors like blue, chocolate and lilac are also possible. Depending on the mixture of the dark and fawn hairs, Brindle Frenchies can be very dark or very light. They usually have a black nose and dark colored eyes. Brindle is by far the oldest and most common pattern in French Bulldogs. To this day, it is one of the few accepted colors and patterns by kennel clubs along with fawn, white and pied (as opposed to blue, chocolate and lilac colors). So if you’re planning on competing in dog shows with your puppy one day, a black brindle Frenchie could be the one for you!
The pros of having a Frenchie (short summary)
There are countless reasons to get a Frenchie, we will only
mention some of them here. The first one has to be their funny and lovable personality! Frenchies are without the doubt one of the most social and friendliest dog breeds, who are also very smart and easy to train. French Bulldogs are small and usually don’t weigh more than 30 pounds, which makes them very popular. It’s easy to carry them wherever you go and they easily fit in a small apartment. They are a flexible breed who don’t need much exercise, they will adapt to your lifestyle whether you like to spend you free time indoors or outdoors.
Not to mention their cuddles are the best!
Black brindle French Bulldog
Black brindle Frenchies have a black base coat with light fawn hairs all over their bodies forming light streaks. Black brindle Frenchie puppies may also have a white chest or other small areas of white. They usually have a black nose and dark colored eyes.
Blue brindle French Bulldogs’ brindle pattern is also made up of light fawn streaks but they have a grey base coat with a bluish shine in the light. Depending on the amount of fawn hairs, these streaks may appear either all over their bodies or on certain areas only. Blue brindle Frenchies are much more common than solid blue Frenchies, in fact the brindle patterns may appear on a blue puppy later on as they age. Blue brindle Frenchies also tend to have a white chest or other small areas of white.
Pied Brindle French Bulldogs
Pied French Bulldogs’ coat color is predominantly white, with clearly marked patches of another color like black, red or blue covering parts of their head and body. Pied Brindle Frenchies look the same except for the light fawn brindle patterns in the colored patches, mostly on their back. The way the patches are distributed and the proportion of the white and the other color on the coat can be quite variable from Frenchie to Frenchie.
Chocolate brindle French Bulldog
Chocolate brindle French Bulldogs have a chocolate brown base coat with light fawn streaks all over their bodies. The chocolate gene is considered rare in the Frenchie world so these puppies are quite unique.
Reverse brindle French Bulldog
As opposed to brindle Frenchies, a reverse brindle French Bulldog’s base coat is predominantly of a fawn or cream color with dark usually black streaks all over their bodies. Reverse brindle Frenchies are much harder to come by than brindle Frenchies.
Tiger brindle French Bulldog
As the name suggests, tiger brindle French Bulldogs have a
heavy pattern of light fawn streaks all over their dark-colored bodies, resembling the coat of a tiger.
Lilac brindle French Bulldog
Lilac Frenchies usually have a solid light grey coat, but
sometimes light streaks may appear on them producing a lilac brindle French Bulldog. These Frenchies are very unique as their parents have to be blue and chocolate, or at least a carrier of the rare chocolate gene.
- How much does a Brindle French Bulldog puppy cost?
- As brindle French Bulldogs are the most common of all the colors, you can get your hands on one of these beauties for a relatively low price. Black brindle Frenchie puppies are considered standard for the breed while blue brindles are more unique, which is reflected in their prices as well: Black brindle Frenchies: Boys: 3,990-4,290 USD – Girls: 4,290-4,690 USD <> Blue brindle color Frenchies Boys: 4,690-5,290 USD – Girls: 4,990-5,490 USD
- Do Brindle French Bulldogs Shed?
- Brindle French Bulldogs, like any other Frenchie tend to shed throughout the year, more so in the spring and fall. During this period, they change their coat almost completely, replacing it with shinier, brighter and nicer fur. It's important to brush your puppy's hair at least two or three times a week using a Furminator. That will remove the undercoat that has fallen out but is still in the hair.
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