Brindle French Bulldog Guide

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

There are different types of colors in which the French Bulldog comes in and I talked about my personal 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?

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.

Brindle French Bulldog
A Brindle Frenchie

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

Price Range

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


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


Brindle Frenchies weigh on an average, 28 pounds or 12KG.


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


They are considered companion animals and they 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 to show aggressive behaviour. This include growling at strangers. Overall, they are well mannered and friendly pets.

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Frenchies are easily one of the best pets to groom and this is due to their short hairs. Bathe the brindle 4 to 5 times in 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 are usually the most common types of brindle french bulldogs. 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.

Reverse Brindle French Bulldog
A Reverse Brindle French Bulldog

Chocolate Brindle Frenchie

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

Blue Brindle Frenchie

The coat of these type of brindle Frenchies are always blue and grayish in color. Same thing with their nose but a the striping is always light brindle patterns.

Pied Brindle Frenchie

They are very similar to reverse brindle French Bulldogs but the difference comes with the patterns. 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

From a far distance, you might think this is a normal brindle French Bulldog. The difference here is that this type has white hairs and they are not noticable unkess 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 the stripes are formed by white hairs.

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 an 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.

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Apart from the fact they are rare, one of the things thay contribute to why they are expensive is the because 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.

Are Brindle French Bulldogs Accepted By AKC?

It is not all dogs that are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). We previously talked about the mini French Bulldog that is not recognized by the AKC.

Brindle French Bullodgs are recognized by the AKC 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 a large number of factors such as breeding, hereditary health issues, level  of grooming by 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 of the types of the Brindle Frenchies can really take your time if you are looking for one especially the reverse French brindle.

If you are looking to buy a Brindle French Bulldog for sale, you should look 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 reviews about them before contacting them). Also, ask questions about the Brindle Frenchie you want to buy.

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Another option is to search through the AKC Breeders of Merit Program. The American Kennel Club vets breeders and they get the merit. This is one way to find out if a breeder can be trusted.

Brindle French Bulldogs Images


The brindle French Bulldog is a good pet and 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 a good hygiene. When it comes to shedding, you shouldn’t worry much as Fremch Bulldogs dont have so much hair.

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