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Are Brindle French Bulldogs Rare? (And Other Brindle Frenchie Answers)

If you’re interested in adding a French Bulldog to your family, then you may have noticed that breeders often ask if you have a color preference.

While colors like black and white are quite common, but what about brindle?

Is a brindle French Bulldog rare? Yes, it is because both of the puppies parents need to be carriers of this recessive gene for the Frenchie puppy to be brindle color.

If you want to know more about this rare Frenchie color, keep reading.

What Makes A Brindle French Bulldog?

Technically brindle is not a color, instead it is a marking.

brindle frenchie in grass
image: Ildar Sagdejev (Specious), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Brindle French Bulldogs are characterized by their random patterns on their coats that mix together both light and dark colors.

Each Brindle Frenchie is unique in its patterns and coloring, which makes one of these dogs really special.

In order for your Frechie to display the brindle coloration on his coat, the dog must have the recessive K gene inherited from both doggie parents.

That’s what makes brindle Frenchies rare compared to a black Frenchie or a white Frenchie.

Are Brindle French Bulldogs An Officially Recognized Color?

If you’re the kind of person who takes pride in your dog and likes to keep show dogs, then you may want to know if brindle Frenchies are officially recognizied.

Yes, brindle French Bulldogs are officially recognized by the American Kennel Club as long as the base coat color of the Frenchie is fawn, cream, or white.

Those other darker colors are not recognized, which means you won’t be able to show a brindle Frenchie with a base coat color that is not fawn, cream, or white.

How Much Is A Brindle French Bulldog Worth? Are They More Expensive?

Whether you’re trying to get yourself a brindle Frenchie or trying to sell one, you’ll notice that they are more expensive than some other colors.

A brindle French Bulldog has an average cost of $4,000.

A fawn brindle French Bulldog has an average cost of $4,500.

A blue brindle French Bulldog has an average cost of $6,000.

However, they are not the most expensive color Frenchie. Fluffy Frenchies can go for $12,000 or more!

brindle frenchie in yard

How Big Does A Brindle French Bulldog Get?

If you’ve never owned a Frenchie before now, then you may not know what to expect in terms of the size of a full grown brindle Frenchie.

This muscular little bulldog is still a small dog when fully grown.

Adults grow in height to between 11-inches and 13 inches.

Female brindle French Bulldogs weigh between 16 pounds and 24 pounds as adults.

Male brindle French Bulldogs weigh between 20 pounds and 28 pounds as adults.

Do Brindle Frenchies Shed?

If you’ve never owned a French Bulldog before, then you may not know what to expect when it comes to shedding and how much dog hair will end up everywhere.

Brindle Frenchies, like dark colored Frenchies, shed the least amount.

Light colored Frenchies, like cream and fawn colors, shed the most.

Do Brindle French Bulldogs Have Health Issues?

Yes, like all Frenchies, brindle French Bulldogs are prone to health issues.

brindle frenchie by lake

Common health issues for French Bulldogs of all colors include:

  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome
  • Cherry Eye
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Color Dilution Alopecia

Final Word

As you can see, while brindle French Bulldogs are rare and more expensive than common color Frenchies, they are really no different than any other Frenchie.

They still have the same health issues and grow to be the same size as other adult French Bulldogs.

If you’re considering getting a brindle Frenchie bulldog, I think you’ll find that they make great family pets.

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