Isabella French bulldog Price: The Colors of the French Bulldog

colors of the French Bulldog. There are two types of rare books: standard and uncommon.

colors that are frequently used

  • Brindle
  • Cream
  • Fawn
  • Black
  • Any combination of the above + Pied

Colors From the Far East

  • Blue
  • Merle
  • Lilac
  • Isabella
  • Chocolate
  • Fawn Blue
  • Furry
  • Any combination of the above + Tan

On a daily basis, I get a lot of questions about French Bulldog colors. I searched the internet for an article that would cover all of the French Bulldog colors so I could show it to my customers as an example, but nothing comprehensive came up, so I decided to write my own.

I’ll try to keep it as simple as possible while also answering some basic pricing questions. Keep in mind that prices differ depending on the color, bloodlines, and breeding rights of the dog. Getting a specific dog with full AKC registration will cost you more than just getting it as a family pet.

The Colors and Patterns of the Standard French Bulldog

What are the typical colors and patterns of a French Bulldog? Let’s begin at the very beginning.

The only original breed standard was brindle, which was established in 1897. They approved additional standard colors and patterns such as fawn, cream, piebald, etc. after the 1911 standard revision. Any deviation from the standard still results in disqualification. Only the traditional French Bulldog colors are permitted to compete in the ring.

Acceptable colors include all brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any other color that is not disqualifying. Solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black are the only colors that are disqualified. Without a trace of brindle, black means black.

AKC stands for “American Kennel Club.”

If you want to buy a standard-colored French Bulldog as a pet from a responsible breeder, you should expect to pay between $2,500 and $3,000 dollars.

However, if purchased from a breeder with champion bloodlines and exceptional quality French Bulldogs, a standard price can still reach $5,000–6,000 dollars.

Brindle French Bulldog Pattern:


One of the most popular French Bulldog coat patterns is brindle.

Brindle The base coat of the French Bulldog is fawn, with black hairs extending in bands to produce a coat that can range from a tiger brindle with fawn hairs to the more common dark brindles with black hairs. A “reverse brindle” is a light version with fawn hairs that predominate, and it’s generally more rare.

The Pattern of the Piebald


The piebald is a pattern, not a color, on the French Bulldog. A pied animal has a pattern of pigmented spots on a hair background that is unpigmented (white).

The pied-a-terre The French Bulldog is available in a variety of colors. Brindle pied, fawn pied, red fawn pied, and other variations exist. Of course, pied can be found in a wide range of exotic color combinations, but we’ll get into that later.

Cream French Bulldog


What is the definition of “cream”? French Bulldog? Many people mistake a light fawn French Bulldog for a cream one.

An authentic creamThroughout, Frenchie will appear slightly off white — a solid color. It comes from the fawn coat and is a recessive dilute.

They have black pigment, black noses, black eye rims, black paw pads, and black lips with no markings. A true cream French Bulldog’s DNA differs from that of a light fawn.

The Colors of a Fawn French Bulldog


The fawn is a cute little creature. The colors of French bulldogs range from pale, almost cream-colored to a deep red fawn. They can wear a mask, such as the one pictured above, or they can go without one.

Fawn can also be combined with an exotic color, affecting the “black mask,” eyes, nose, and paw pads due to the dilution (blue fawn, lilac fawn, chocolate fawn, etc.).

French Bulldog colors: black and black pie.


In the standard color price range, a non-standard color These lovely ladies deviate from the traditional coat colors, but they are still reasonably priced.

If the coat color is solid and there are no signs of brindle, which is rare, a French Bulldog is considered black. Even if a puppy appears to be black, this isn’t always the case. The DNA of a true black French Bulldog is a/a.

Bringing a black or black pied French Bulldog home will cost you between $3,500 and $5,000.


The colors and patterns of the French Bulldog

Exotic Colors and Patterns in the French Bulldog Breed: These are the ones that haven’t been approved by the AKC and aren’t allowed to compete. They can still be AKC registered and 100% French Bulldogs, but they won’t be able to compete because their coat color is an automatic disqualifier.

Blue French Bulldog


A dilution gene is responsible for the beautiful blue (gray) color of the French Bulldog. The eumelanin (liver and black coats) is affected by the dilution gene, as is the red coat in some cases.

A black dog will turn blue if it has two copies of the d allele (DD). The coat color ranges from very light gray to almost black, but even in that case, the dog’s DD status can be determined by the color shade of his nose.

The French Bulldog color is considered a rare or exotic color. A blue canine companion will cost you between $400 and $600.


Every coat color can be customized with a pattern (piebald, brindle, or merle) and a different color. A Blue Pied Puppy is pictured above.

Colors of the Lilac French Bulldog


The blue and chocolate DNA of their parents resulted in these rare lilacs. A chocolate/liver dog develops a lilac coat due to the same dilution gene that causes a black dog to turn blue (as previously mentioned).

The genotype bbdd will be found in a lilac French Bulldog dog (homozygous for liver, homozygous for dilution). Most lilac dogs are a light blue color that looks almost like silver. They have light eyes and a pinkish nose.

They cost between $5,000 and $7,000 due to their distinct appearance.



The dilution of the black color occurs on the B locus in the case of the chocolate color. It is recessive, so b is liver and B is non-liver, and a dog must have the genotype bb to be liver.

Pattern: Merle


The merle gene causes mottled color patches in a solid or piebald coat, as well as affects skin pigment. This pattern is controversial in the French Bulldog community because it can result in serious health problems when two merles are bred together.

Merles should only be crossed with dogs that have a solid coat color. There are no known health risks associated with the merle gene.

Merle dogs’ eyes are usually bright blue or oddly shaped (heterochromia iridum). Heterochromia Iridum is a color difference in the iris. Merle and French Bulldog colors are rare and, as a result, more expensive.

Platinum French Bulldog


The term “Platinum” refers to an exotic color that is covered in cream. The color of their coat is cream, but their nose, eyes, lips, and paw pads show signs of dilution.

The Platinum French Bulldog will have a diluted version of the black nose, dark eyes, and black paw pads that a regular cream French Bulldog would have.

Fluffy the French Bulldog

Fluffy or Furry French Bulldog

Fluffy isn’t a color or a pattern, but it’s becoming such an important part of the French Bulldog world that it has to be included on this list.

Fluffy is a long-haired French Bulldog, also known as the Furry French Bulldog. Due to the rare L-long hair gene, they are adorable and resemble small teddy bears.

The origin of the L gene in the French bulldog breed is a hot topic of debate. Some people think it came from a rare gene that changed, while others think it came from a different dog breed.

Despite this, they are becoming increasingly popular among French bulldog fans.

A fluffy French Bulldog can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $50,000. The price range is obviously wide, and the color as well as whether the dog is purchased as a pet only or with breeding rights determine the price.

Because their hair is thicker and longer, fluffy French Bulldogs tend to overheat more quickly than regular French Bulldogs. If you live in a hot and humid climate, we do not recommend getting a fluffy French Bulldog.

All of the colors mentioned in this blog are available in Fluffy French Bulldog. Everything from a blue fluffy French Bulldog to a merle fluffy French Bulldog is out there, and they’re taking over the world.

The color of Isabella’s French Bulldog coat


Allow us to introduce you to the Isabella French Bulldog, a new lilac shade also known as “true lilac” or “double lilac.”

The color is a combination of blue and chocolate, just like the regular lilac French Bulldog, but in this case, the chocolate is testable.

If you aren’t familiar with coat color genetics, we won’t go into too much detail, but this is the rarest French Bulldog coat color right now.

Even though it is still relatively unknown outside of the French Bulldog community, it is unquestionably unique, beautiful, and at the top of every French Bulldog breeder’s wish list.

If you want to buy an Isabella French Bulldog with breeding rights, expect to pay anywhere from $15,000 to $40,000.

French Bulldog, Blue Fawn


Fawn French Bulldogs with signs of dilution on their masks, noses, ears, and paw pads are blue fawn French Bulldogs or fawn French Bulldogs with any other color dilution, such as lilac fawn French Bulldogs or chocolate fawn French Bulldogs.

They are easy to tell apart from a regular fawn Frenchie with a black mask because their eyes are lighter and their masks are a different color.

Blue fawn French Bulldog prices vary depending on the breeder, but they can range from $4,000 to $10,000. Lilac fawn Frenchies may be able to go even higher, depending on where you live and the quality of the bloodlines. To learn more about Blue Fawn French Bulldogs, click here.

Tan Points with a Colored Coat

Another beautiful and one-of-a-kind coloration. There is a wide price range. A Black and Tan French Bulldog will cost around 7000 dollars, while a Lilac and Tan or Merle and Tan one will cost between 9000 and 12000 dollars.

Merle, French Bulldog

What is the difference between a Merle French Bulldog and a French Bulldog?

A gene in the Merle French Bulldog causes mottled patches of color in a solid or piebald coat, and it can also affect skin pigment. When two merle French bulldogs are bred together, this pattern is very controversial in the French bulldog community because it can cause serious health issues. Only a solid-coated French Bulldog should be bred to a merle French Bulldog. There are no known health risks associated with the merle gene. Bright blue eyes or odd-looking eyes are common in Merle dogs, but not always (heterochromia iridium). Heterochromia Iridium is a color difference in the iris. Merle and French Bulldog colors are rare and, as a result, more expensive.


Blue merle French Bulldogs are one of the most popular merle colors right now. The light gray base of the blue merle Frenchie is accented by darker gray patches. They also frequently have bright blue eyes that remain that way for the rest of their lives. Keep in mind that this is the only French Bulldog gene capable of producing eyes that are permanently blue. A Merle is your only option if you want a blue-eyed French Bulldog whose eyes will not change as it grows and matures. Bronson, our Blue Merle Pied Frenchie, is pictured above. He’s all white with a few small blue merle patches and beautiful baby blues. Merle French Bulldogs are not inexpensive, especially if they are responsibly bred and come from good bloodlines. More information on the Merle French Bulldogs can be found here.

Buying a Merle French Bulldog is a significant financial investment that can cost from $6,000 to $15,000. The final price is heavily influenced by coat color, breeder investment, and genetics.

The French Bulldog, black and tan,


Tan and black. A French Bulldog with tan points is a solid black Frenchie. Tan points are markings that usually take the form of “eyebrows,” patches on the sides of the cheeks, paws, and, on rare occasions, the tail.

Have you ever come across a black and tan French Bulldog? Let us know in the comments section.

The French Bulldog, Blue and Tan


The colors are blue and tan. The French Bulldog has a blue coat with tan markings. The same rule applies to tan points at all times. On those specific parts of the body, the dog has the ability to leave markings.

Tan points, on the other hand, can be obscured and overshadowed by other coat colors and patterns, rendering them invisible. If a blue and tan French bulldog is covered in cream, the exterior of the dog will appear cream.

On DNA, the dog is still a tan-pointed dog, and it can produce tan-pointed offspring or pass down the gene and produce a carrier puppy.

The French Bulldog, Lilac and Tan


Lilac and tan French Bulldogs were once rare, but began to gain popularity in 2018, and we now see an increasing number of lilac and tan French bulldogs on the streets, particularly in New York City.

The previously mentioned Isabella, the “true lilac,” is the next extremely rare coat color, and the Isabella coat color can also be found with a tan pointed combination, which is still extremely rare at the moment. Only a few exist in the United States, and they are mostly owned by breeders.

By 2023, the French Bulldog community will be more familiar with Isabella and the tan French Bulldog, a rare and beautiful color combination.

For the time being, let’s focus on and honor the lilac and tan Frenchie.

The French Bulldog, Merle and Tan


Merle is a pattern, not a color, so with the exception of cream and pied, any of the above-mentioned French Bulldog colors can be found with a Merle pattern combination.

Merle tan French bulldogs are adorable and still relatively rare. We might get some Merle tan French bulldogs early next year, so if that’s the color you want, please let us know so we can put you on the waiting list.

Have you ever seen a Merle French Bulldog in blue and tan, lilac and tan, or black and tan, like the one pictured below? Please let us know in the comments section.

Do you have an unusually colored Merle French Bulldog or are you curious about the color of your Frenchie’s coat? Send us a message on Instagram and we’ll assist you in determining your dog’s color scheme. To contact us, please click here.

French Bulldog, Chocolate & Tan


Despite the fact that the color has been around for a long time, chocolate and tan French Bulldogs are still quite rare. Chocolate, like any other color, can be combined with tan points to create the Chocolate and Tan French Bulldog.


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