French Bulldog Colors
French Bulldog colors come in a quite a variety of shades and patterns. To break it down we have solid colors, pied (white base with colored patches), merle, and tan points. Of course they can be a mixture of those as well. We can also break it down between standard (those that can be shown) and rare colors. Standard colors are cream, fawn, sable, brindle, white. The standard patterns include solid and pied. Rare colors include blue, chocolate, lilac, Isabella, platinum, and new shade Isabella. Rare patterns include those that are solid, pied, merle, and tan points.
We strive to have top notch quality whether they come from our standard line or the rare colors. Have fun cruising around and learning about the different colors of Frenchies and how their genetics determines their expression. Of course, it’s always fun to just look at the pics too!
Basic Genetics of French Bulldog Colors
Just a quick overview on genetics. Each Frenchie inherits one copy of a certain gene from each parent which determines its expression of color. Some genes are dominant (need just one copy to be expressed). Whereas some genes are recessive needing two copies of the gene to express the color. There are several different genes that control color located on various loci. You will see them labeled as K-Locus, A-Locus, M-Locus, etc…
Do not get overwhelmed by the information. It’s just there to help you understand how the genes work if you are interested. You can always just look at the pics and get a good idea of the perfect Frenchie color for you. I personally love them all and say beauty comes in all shades and patterns when it comes to Frenchies. Breeding is a science and to get the best colors and confirmations we have had/enjoyed deepening our knowledge of the French Bulldogs genetics.
Again enjoy learning all things about French Bulldog colors.