French Bulldog Colors

Frenchies come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns! Learn about all the types of colors & patterns Frenchies can be as well as how much they cost!

Frenchies & Their Colors

Frenchies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors with a whole bunch of unique markings!

With standard colors such as fawn & brindle to rarer colors such as blue, merle, and fluffy frenchies and patterns such as the “black mask” and “piebald”, there’s one thing for sure: every Frenchie is unique.

And no, a “Blue Frenchie” is not actually blue— they’re more of a grey color.

What color do French Bulldogs come in?

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

AKC French Bulldog Colors: Cream; Fawn; White; Fawn & White; Brindle; Brindle & White; Fawn Brindle; and Fawn Brindle & White

Rare French Bulldog Colors: Blue; Blue Fawn; Lilac; Chocolate; Grey & White; Merle; Platinum; Merle; and Fluffy.

French Bulldog Color Price Chart

Not only do Frenchies come in different shapes and sizes— they also vary in price quite a bit.

Fawn brindle$4,500
Blue & Blue fawn$6,500


Fawn is a lightish tan color that gets its name from the color of baby deer (fawns).

There are many different shades of fawn that range anywhere from a pale tan to deer-red.

Fawn is officially recognized as a French Bulldog color by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Fawn French Bulldog
Fawn French Bulldog

Fawn & white

Everything above applies, but there are patches of whit fur throughout their coat.

Fawn & white is also recognized by the AKC.

Fawn & White French Bulldog
Fawn & White French Bulldog


Cream Frenchies are kinda like a mix between fawn & white.


Brindle is such a cute color… it’s a mix of black, brown, tan, and/or gold.

It’s also called the”tiger stripe” pattern because of its similarities to a tiger’s coat.

Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!

Brindle & white

Just like a brindle Frenchie but with some white fur!

Usually the white patches are on their chests, however, it can be present anywhere on their coat… their head, back, paws, chest, tail, etc.


Well, this one is pretty self-explanatory…

Or is it?

Black Frenchies can come in a variety of different patterns– some look like they have a “tuxedo”, and others have white paws. Not all black Frenchies look the same!

Black French Bulldog
Black French Bulldog


While you might think white Frenchies are obvious, sometimes people get them mixed up with the cream Frenchies.

Anyways, here’s a picture of a white Frenchie:

White French Bulldog
White French Bulldog

The Role of Color in Hearing

You may be wondering how the color of the coat could affect the hearing.

The reason for this is that these genes are associated with a lack of pigment cells which give the appearance of their coats.

There are small hairs in the inner ear that are called cilia, and when there is an extreme lack of pigment cells, the cilia may not develop properly, resulting in deafness.

If you are interested in a predominantly white French Bulldog or are just concerned about the possibility of your new puppy being deaf, be sure to ask your breeder about performing a BAER test.


This one always confused me at first… blue Frenchies are not actually blue!

Instead, blue Frenchies are more of a light grey color.

Blue Frenchies are prone to Color Dilution Alopecia, which is a recessive genetic disorder that causes patches of hair to thin and/or hair loss.

While there is testing avialable for Color Dilution Alopecia, there is no cure.

Blue fawn

My Frenchie is a blue fawn… the mix of blue & fawn comes out to look like a lightish grey & fawn color.

A picture can explain better than I can… just look at my Frenchie!


Merle Frenchies are prone to some health issues.

They have a high incidence of health issues such as eye anomalies, deafness, blindness, and increased fetal mortality rates.

A Merle French Bulldog
Merle Frenchie

French Bulldog Coat Markings

In addition to a variety of coat colors, there are also “markings” that your Frenchie can have such as a black mask, piebald, ticked, etc.

Black mask

A “masked” Frenchie is one that has a black snout, but the rest of their coat is another color.

This marking is super common & super cute… my Frenchie is “masked”, what about yours?

A masked French Bulldog
Masked Frenchie


A ticked Frenchie is one that has very small spots of one color (usually white) mixed in with its coat’s main color.

Take a look at this ticked Frenchie:

A Ticked French Bulldog
Ticked Frenchie


The piebald pattern is when there are spots of unpigmented (white) fur on top of the pigmented (colored) fur.

In this piebald Frenchie, you can see its spots of white fur on top of the black coat:

A Piebald French Bulldog
Piebald Frenchie

What French Bulldog colors are officially recognized by the AKC?

While Frenchies may come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns, there are only a handful that are officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

French Bulldog AKC Colors

  • Cream
  • Fawn
  • White
  • Fawn & White
  • Brindle
  • White & Brindle
  • Fawn Brindle
  • Fawn Brindle & White

French Bulldog AKC Markings

  • Black mask
  • White markings
  • Black markings
  • Brindle markings
  • Piebald

Other French Bulldog Markings

  • Spotted
  • Ticked
  • Tan Points

What French Bulldog colors are considered exotic?

You might have heard of some Frenchie colors being called “exotic”.

The truth about most of these fad colors are that they are made by breeding Frenchies with other dog breeds.

It’s sad that these breeders are after a profit without regard for the health of the breed. Unfortunately, there is a high demand for these “exotic” Frenchies, so I don’t see this practice ending anytime soon.

Exotic French Bulldog Colors

  • Lilac
  • Platinum
  • Blue
  • Blue fawn
  • Merle
  • Chocolate
  • Isabella

Fluffy Frenchies

The newest exotic Frenchie on the block is the Fluffy Frenchie.

Believe it or not, these Fluffy Frenchies are actually purebred Frenchies– the gene for fluffiness is just extremely rare.

Yes, you heard me right, some of these Frenchies (as you’re about to see) can even cost as much as $10,000 to $100,000+.

“That’s crazy!”

you might be saying, however, I promise we can explain everything.

But, did you know the average cost to breed a French Bulldog is roughly $7000?

What makes breeding French Bulldogs (and hence Frenchie puppies) so expensive is that they require artificial insemination and c-sections to reproduce.

Their very slim hips makes it very difficult, if not nearly impossible for them to reproduce naturally.

Not to mention, vet bills, high-quality foods for the puppies, and housing just adds to the cost of breeding Frenchies.

There’s no other way to put it, breeding French Bulldogs is a full-time job; they require constant attention and care.

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