Rare French Bulldogs Colors


There are a lot of dog breeds in the world, but none as adorable as the French bulldog. Their puppy-like looks, sweet temperament, and intelligence make even first-time dog owners fall in love with them.

French Bulldogs come in many coat color variations, including fawn, brindle, cream, and white. You might also see them in rare lilac, Isabella, blue, chocolate, or sable coats.


French Bulldogs come in a wide variety of colors. Here is the list of colors accepted by the AKC:

  • White
  • Cream
  • Fawn
  • Combinations of white, cream and fawn

Accepted Colors of French Bulldogs

  • Brindle markings
  • Piebald (pied)
  • Black mask
  • Ticked
  • White markings


  • Merle
  • Isabella
  • Lilac
  • Blue and fawn
  • Chocolate
  • Blue
  • Black and white
  • Black and tan
  • Sable
  • Pure black


Merle French Bulldogs are quite rare. Their fur has many different markings, usually colored in dark brown or black, with some cream, white, or fawn thrown in for good measure. However, these dogs usually result from crossbreeding with Chihuahuas in the past.

The Merle gene by itself should cause no health problems. It is, however, often paired with other genes, some of which can cause health problems. For this reason, it is best when breeding a Merle dog to mate it with another dog that has a solid coat color.

In the image down, you can see an adorable Merle French bulldog with different colored eyes. This is a genetic condition called Heterochromia, which means having more than one color in a part of your body. Some dog breeds are more prone to develop this condition. They include: Chihuahuas, Beagles, Border Collies and Huskies.

merle french bulldogs


Lilac French Bulldogs are often expensive, because they require two recessive genes to create their color. These dogs' coats become lighter as they mature. By the time the puppies are one month old, their coats already resemble those of an adult light-blue French bulldog.

lilac french bulldogs


Isabella French Bulldogs are fascinating, as their coats look amazing and unreal. Their eyes are usually light-colored, such as yellow, light blue, green and grey. These dogs have markings on their chests colored in white or cream, sometimes even all over their bodies—and have pink skin around their mouth and nose. Some Isabella French Bulldog owners may need to pay special attention to their skin protection because of their pink noses.

isabella french bulldogs


When it comes to the French, the rarer the color, the more attention it will surely attract. With such a rare coat, Blue French Bulldogs will surely have mixed reviews. As someone who raised them, I can promise you that the puppy's health depends only on the health history of his parents.

Blue French Bulldogs have dilute genes that cause their coats to shine a beautiful bluish color, and also affect their eye color. These genes are so rare, that it's not surprising to see a blue Frenchie pup with blue, or gray eyes

blue french bulldogs


Many people choose to mix cream and white French bulldogs because their coat colors appear similar at first sight. Cream French bulldogs have lighter lips and eye rims than white ones, which have pink eye rims. Both colors of Frenchie coats are accepted by the American Kennel Club and other kennel clubs.

cream french bulldogs


There are rare types of dogs that have chocolate coats, including the French bulldog. Chocolate French Bulldogs come from two recessive genes inherited from both parents. The gene must be the same one passed down by both mother and father. Another fact is that their eyes can be golden or yellow, including green and brown. Their color can vary from dark chocolate to lighter versions.

chocolate french bulldogs


Black and Tan French Bulldogs have black-colored furs with reddish tan markings on their cheeks, above their eyes, on their bellies, and inside their legs. Their tan markings can vary in color from cream to sort of reddish. The contrast between the shine of the fur and the rustic tones of the markings make the coat look gorgeous. You can see three black and tan Frenchies. Don't you agree that it's gorgeous?

black and tan french bulldogs


Pure Black French Bulldogs tend to look powerful and unique. Like many of their other relatives, the Pure Black breed has no markings or any other color traces in their fur. Their fur is simply black. This color is not accepted by the AKC, but it's very desirable on the market.

pure black french bulldogs


Sable French bulldogs, the reddish pigment of the coat is known as ‘sable’, while base fawn coloring is referred to as ‘café au lait’. Sable puppies can have a range of variations in colour, from light tan to darker variations. The coat is one of the most wonderful and special characteristics of a Sable French bulldog.

sable french bulldogs


Fawn French bulldogs come in a variety of coat colors. Some variations of fawn include light tan cream, reddish tan, and golden tan. In the photo below, you can see a red-fawn puppy Frenchie.

fawn french bulldogs


  • @Macio Palacio, no, not accepted by AKC :)

    Frenchie Complex
  • so I keep seeing a fluffy frenchie is this a pure breed dog and are they accept by AKC

    Macio Palacio

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