The Ultimate Guide To Brindle French Bulldogs


It is easy to identify Brindle Frenchies by their tiger-striped coats.

There are so many different colors & patterns of Frenchies, but none are as unique as the Brindle coat.

I’m sure you’ve seen a “Brindle Frenchie,” but you might not know what I mean…

You’ve got to see it for yourself!

This is a must-see! Over their darker coat, they have lighter tiger stripes.

Frenchies with brindle coats often have small patches of white fur in their coats as well.

What does a Brindle Frenchie look like?!

It’s no secret that you can’t get enough of Frenchies! So, here’s the cutest Brindle Frenchies you’ve ever seen:

Most French Bulldogs have the brindle pattern. Brindle Frenchies have a dark base coat that is covered in light fawn hairs, which results in light streaks throughout their bodies. In addition to black brindle, BrindleFrenchies come in other colors, which we’ll discuss below. Whether you want a traditional puppy or a quirky one, a brindle French Bulldog is a great choice!


History & Origin

They first appeared in British cities in the 18th century, primarily in lace-producing areas. There were a lot of dogs that moved with the lacemakers to Northern France.

Over time, they became popular in the French countryside and were bred with other dogs, giving the dog its unique features. Eventually, they made their way to Paris, where they became a popular feature of the avant-garde.

Their popularity continued to grow in the United States in the late 19th century. Americans prefer bat-shaped ears over rose-shaped ears, so these bat-shaped ears became the standard.

Brindle Coat Variations

It is possible to see Frenchies with any of the following colors, depending on the genetic makeup of their parents:

  • Brindle
  • Brindle & White
  • Blue Brindle
  • Chocolate Brindle
  • Merle Brindle
  • Brindle & Fawn

In addition to the above variations, the stripes will vary dog by dog, even if both dogs are referred to as “Blue Brindles”.


How many colors are there in French Bulldogs?

You can get Frenchies in lots of colors… but only 8 of them are officially recognized by the AKC.

French Bulldog Colours: Cream, Fawn, White, Fawn and White, Brindle, Brindle & White, Fawn Brindle, Fawn Brindle & White, Blue, Blue Fawn, Lilac, Chocolate, Grey, Merle, Platinum, and Fluffy.

Colors of AKC French Bulldogs: Cream, Fawn, White, Fawn & White, Brindle, Brindle & White, Fawn Brindle & White, and Fawn Brindle & White.

The following colors are available in exotic French Bulldogs: Blue, Blue Fawn, Lilac, Chocolate, Grey & White, Merle, Platinum, and Fluffy.

1. Fawn Frenchies

The color fawn comes from baby deer (fawns), which are light tans. The color of a fawn can range anywhere from a pale tan to red, like deer. French Bulldogs in fawn are officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).


2. Fawn & White Frenchies

They have patches of white fur throughout their coat, so everything above applies. There are several shades of fawn on their coats, from pale tan to deer-red. Whether they have just a little bit of white or a lot. AKC recognizes Fawn & White as one of their official colors.

3. Brindle Frenchies

Brinle is the cutest color… it’s a mix of black, brown, tan, and gold. It’s also pretty common.

Due to its similarity to a tiger’s coat, it’s also called the “tiger stripe” pattern.

4. Brindle & White Frenchies

The brindle Frenchie looks like a white one! Usually, they have white patches on their chests, but they can also have them on their heads, backs, paws, chests, tails, etc.

5. Black Frenchies

There are many different patterns of black Frenchies- some have a tuxedo, others have white paws. Black Frenchies don’t all look the same!


Most Common French Bulldog Health Problems

It’s common for French Bulldogs to have health problems. French Bulldogs are most commonly affected by ear infections, BOS, skin fold dermatitis, diarrhea, and cherry eye. You can minimize your puppy’s medical problems by choosing the right breeder.

1. Ear Infections

The French Bulldog has very narrow ear canals and very large, open ears, so they get ear infections a lot. Large and upright ears are easy for debris and bacteria to get into the ear, plus allergies can make them more prone to ear infections. As a defense against infections, the ear glands swell up and release more wax than normal. As a result, there’s an overproduction of ear tissue, making the canal narrower and more inflamed. When it’s severe, your puppy’s eardrum can rupture.

2. Diarrhea

There’s a lot of stomach upset in Frenchies, so keep an eye on their diet. It’s possible for diarrhea to be caused by parasites, viruses, or e. coli, all of which French Bulldogs are particularly sensitive to.

Check their stools for wet, runny, or tarry stools, foul odors, or blood. All of these are signs of a serious digestive issue. There are other signs, like your dog losing weight, losing its appetite, vomiting, or being sick.

3. Skin Problems – Skin Fold Dermatitis

Due to the folded skin around their muzzle and nose, French Bulldogs can get dermatitis. It can also happen in other folded areas of their body, like armpits, necks, and crotches. The affected skin gets itchy, scabby, and irritated, as well as redness and sores. Dermatitis can be prevented by keeping the skin folds clean and dry.

4. Conjunctivitis

Again, French Bulldogs are more likely to get conjunctivitis than other dogs because of their genes. This is because they are a breed with a short nose. Most of the time, it is caused by bacterial or viral infections or an allergic reaction to something. Watch out if your Frenchie starts blinking more than usual or if they start leaking mucus, pus, or discharge from their eyes. This could mean that they have pink or red eyes.



  • How rare are Brindle Frenchies?

Ans: Brindle Frenchies aren’t rare. It’s actually pretty common to see French Bulldogs in Brindle.

  • How much is a brindle French Bulldog?

French Bulldog puppies cost around $3,500… but some colors are more expensive than others.

  • What makes a Frenchie brindle?

Bredled patterns come from genes, specifically the K-Locus gene, which makes fawn, dominant black, and brindle colors.


This friendly breed makes a cute pet and, of course, a cute cuddly gift. Do you know someone who loves dogs? There’s nothing better than a Frenchie with tiger stripes.