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What is a brindle French bulldog?


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If you are searching for the perfect family dog that will always be in a playful mood, then we’re pretty sure that the French bulldog dog breed would be your best choice. These wrinkly-faced batpigs enjoy being someone’s center of attention and will always be by your side. French bulldogs have already taken a high 6th place in homes all over the USA while their price rises day by day. If you ask us what makes them so irresistible, our answer can’t fit in only one sentence. They’re loyal and highly intelligent dogs that can’t live without their human companion. They’re adorable and unique-looking snoring creatures who aren’t fans of exercise. They’re perfect fits for families with children and for those who like to snuggle up on the couch and watch TV. In other words, French bulldogs are magical dogs of huge hearts.

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What is a brindle coat?

French bulldog dog breed comes in a large variety of colors and up to now we wrote about White, Cream, Fawn, Lilac and Blue coated Frenchies. When we talk about Brindle coated Frenchies, they come in a variety of patterns. Brindle French bulldogs have a dark coat with mixed light hair traces, while strong brindle French bulldogs have a dark brown coat with a small amount of light hair. Despite these two types, there’s also a pied brindle French bulldog that usually has a highly noticeable white/cream/fawn hair on its chest, neck, head, and toes. 

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How do French bulldogs get a brindle coat?

Well, thanks to K-locus recessive genes, French bulldogs get this attractive and unique-looking coat color. Every brindle dog owner should know that there’re 3 types of K-locus genes. The first one is K dominant black, the second one is K brindle gene, and the third one is non-solid black K gene that allows A locus to become expressed. Brindle coat in dogs is not considered for a rare coat pattern, and it can provide you an important clue in discovering whether your dog is a purebred or a mix. Depending on which of these three recessive genes predisposes, the dog will have a more expressed coat color. 

French bulldog brindle pattern varieties:

Black brindle coated Frenchies have a predominant dark coat with light colored hair. It is one of the most common colors in French bulldogs. 

Black brindle coated Frenchies

Tiger brindle Frenchie is definitely one of the most beautiful brindle patterns. Hence the name, it resembles the coat of a tiger. A tiger brindle French bulldog has a predominant fawn hair with traces of dark brindle.

Tiger brindle Frenchie

Seal brindle coated French bulldog, at first sight, looks completely black, however, there can be seen a very small amount of light hair. That’s why is this brindle coat color often mistaken for black.  

Seal brindle coated French bulldog

Reverse brindle French bulldog coat is based upon genetics and occurs when the brindle pattern switches to the prominence of coloring. It means that such a Frenchie has dark stripes on a moderately dark based fur color. In this case, a moderately dark based fur color is usually a red –fawn color with dark brown traces. 

Reverse brindle French bulldog coat

Brindle Pied French bulldog has a visible variety of black or other color patches through their coat. Pied markings much depend on a dog’s inherited genes. Brindle pied Frenchies may have only one spot or a few spots on different parts of their bodies. In the following video, you can see how a pied brindle Frenchie puppy looks like.

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