Brindle French Bulldog Guide

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Brindle French Bulldog

No, denying that French Bulldogs are cute, and that’s one reason why they are all in demand. The demand keeps increasing year in and year out, with many celebrities having them as pets.

The French Bulldog comes in different types of colors, and I talked about my favorite here (the Black French Bulldog).

The Brindle French Bulldog is no different and is another type of Frenchie that has been in demand for a long time. A long time because this color of Frenchie is one of the oldest.

What is a Brindle French Bulldog?

NameBrindle French Bulldog
Other NamesBrindle Frenchie
Average Height11 to 13 inches
Average Weight28 pounds or 12 kg
Average Lifespan9 to 10 years
AKC RecognizedYes
Average Price$1,500 - $8,000

The Brindle Frenchie could be called a “tiger-striped” kind of Frenchie by some, but it is usually a dark Frenchie with lighter colors all over the coat in different patterns.

Those patterns are determined by their genes. The K-Locus gene is the major one responsible for the patterns.

Brindle French Bulldog

Price Range

Depending on the type of brindle Frenchie you are looking for, the price range can be between $1500 and $8000.


A normal Frenchie lifespan is 10 to 13 years, but we expect a Brindle French Bulldog’s lifespan to be between 9 to 10 years due to health issues.


Brindle Frenchies weigh, on average, 28 pounds or 12 kg.


Brindle French Bulldogs are usually 11 to 13 inches tall. They are small-sized dogs.


They are considered companion animals and can be left alone with children. Brindle Frenchies are friendly, just like any other French Bulldog, but as you know, if they are not properly socialized at a young age, they then show aggressive behavior. This includes growling at strangers. Overall, they are well-mannered and friendly pets.


Frenchies are easily one of the best pets to groom, and this is due to their short hair. Bathe the brindle 4 to 5 times a week. You can use this booster bath from Amazon to bathe your Frenchie.

Types of Brindle French Bulldog

The Frenchie with a dark coat and different light patterns is usually the most common type of brindle French Bulldog. Nevertheless, we have others, and we would talk about them. They are:

Reverse Brindle Frenchie

This type of brindle Frenchie is very rare. A normal brindle Frenchie would have a black coat with light patterns, but with this rare Frenchie, it is reversed.

A Reverse Brindle French Bulldog

Chocolate Brindle Frenchie

They have brown coats with milky patterns. Their eyes are usually blue, while their nose and nails are brown.

Blue Brindle Frenchie

The coat of these types of brindle Frenchies is always blue and grayish. Same thing with their nose, but the striping is always light brindle patterns.

Pied Brindle Frenchie

They are very similar to reverse brindle French Bulldogs, but the patterns differ. The dark stripes/patterns are lesser on reverse brindle Frenchies. Also, pied brindle Frenchies usually have a dark patch around their eye.

Seal Brindle Frenchie

You might think this is a normal brindle French Bulldog from a far distance. The difference here is that this type has white hairs, which are not noticeable unless you take a closer look at them.

Tiger Brindle Frenchie

The stripes are “tiger-like” on this Frenchie. It comes with a dark coat, and white hairs form the stripes.

Are brindle French bulldogs rare?

Yes, they are rare, with the rarest being the reverse brindle Frenchie.

How much do brindle French bulldogs cost?

On average, you should have at least $3,000, although it might cost more/less.

Are brindle French bulldogs more expensive?

This depends on what type of brindle Frenchie you wish to have.

Brindle French Bulldog Price and Cost

As a prospective brindle owner, you should have between $1500 to $8000, although I’d advise your minimum amount should be $3000.

Brindle Frenchie

Apart from the fact they are rare, one of the things that contribute to why they are expensive is that they are difficult to breed. They can’t give birth naturally due to their small size, so it is done via C-Section. This makes them more expensive than most Frenchies.

Does AKC accept Brindle French Bulldogs?

Yes, the club accepts brindle French Bulldogs, but not all dogs are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). We previously talked about the mini French Bulldog that the AKC does not recognize.

The AKC recognizes Brindle French Bulldogs since they are purebred. The colors acceptable by the AKC are fawn, white, white & brindle, and brindle.

Brindle French Bulldogs Common Health Issues

French Bulldogs are known to have a long list of potential health issues. The risk increases depending on factors such as breeding, hereditary health issues, level of grooming by the pet owner, and more.

The health issues commonly associated with the brindle Frenchie are usually:

  • Brachiocephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IDD)
  • Cherry Eye

Other potential health issues that you may or may not encounter while raising a brindle include:

  • Pink Eye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Severe Allergies
  • Heat Stokes
  • Stenotic Nares (could lead to difficulty in breathing)
  • Patellar Luxation (has to do with the limp/knee)
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Deafness

Where to Get a Brindle French Bulldog for Sale

Most types of Brindle Frenchies can take your time if you are looking for one, especially the reverse French brindle.

If you want a Brindle French Bulldog for sale, you should look for a breeder. Note that it shouldn’t be any type of breeder. If you get your Frenchie from any kind of breeder, it could cause problems for you.

You could do a quick Google search and look for respected breeders (you should review them before contacting them). Also, ask questions about the Brindle Frenchie you want to buy.

Another option is to search through the AKC Breeders of Merit Program, as the American Kennel Club vets breeders. This is one way to find out if you can trust a breeder.


The brindle French Bulldog is a good pet; we have already pointed out that they are well-mannered and friendly with kids. Just like any normal Frenchie, all they want/need is attention.

You should make it your responsibility to groom your brindle every week and make sure they maintain good hygiene. When it comes to shedding, you shouldn’t worry much, as French Bulldogs don’t have so much hair.

Emma Kenton

I am an avid pet lover and a writer at French Bulldoger from Ohio, USA. As a Frenchie owner myself, I share my knowledge about dogs especially Frenchies with the world.

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