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Explaining the differences in 

French Bulldogs


What is a Standard Frenchie vs NON Standard Frenchie?

A breed Standard Frenchie is one which is desired in the show ring and that the show judges have voted and decided acceptable colors, size and height.

A Non Standard Frenchie is a size, color or pattern that is not desired in the show ring. They are more unusual and difficult to breed. However they are desired by people for there beutiful coats. 

The AKC color standard is:  “Acceptable colors" which can be Shown.



Brindle & White



Fawn & White

Fawn Brindle


White & Brindle

White & Fawn

Cream & White

Fawn Brindle & White

The Non-Standard French Bulldog constitutes non-standard color 's which are not excepted in the show ring. Any color not listed above.

However we find all Standard and NON-Standard French Bulldogs beautiful.

Why is there a difference in the cost of a Frenchie with the different  colors? 

To give you a better understanding of color, you should understand the hierarchy of color and how some genes are expressed differently. To have a baseline knowledge of recessive and dominant genes, you can then factor in why some Frenchies are more expensive than others, as this is a huge determining factor when pricing a Frenchie. For instance, a traditional fawn will be less expensive than a solid blue. To further understand, a blue or chocolate gene is recessive, making these two particular colors more rare and harder to come by, therefore making them more expensive, whereas a solid fawn frenchie is much more common, yet still beautiful but less expensive than the rare recessive colors. Pure black is also a recessive gene (a/a). Another rare color pattern is a black frenchie with tan points, we call these ‘black and tans’ which are beautiful frenchies.

So to break it down the harder the recessive color to breed the more expensive the Frenchie. 

What does a Solid French Bulldog mean?

When a French bulldog is solid it means that most or all of their coat is one color, now they can still be solid with a splash of white on their chest, neck, head, nose, etc. These traits are actually very common and make your Frenchie unique to the others that may be in the same color family.

What does a Brindle French Bulldog mean?

Brindle is a pattern of coloring and markings in the fur of certain types of dogs.  The pattern does not occur in all dog breeds. Brindle French Bulldog refers to a normal French Bulldog breed with a coat pattern that involves random stripes or spots on the base color of the coat. Usually, the markings are only slightly different in shade than the coat color but sometimes they are as differentiable as black striping on a white coat.

Frenchies come in many different colors and for those of you who are familiar with the colors they can come in fawns (light brown french bulldog that vary on a spectrum with or without a black mask), black french bulldog, shades of chocolate, blue french bulldog shades, gray shades, cream, lilac, merle french bulldog, pied french bulldog and variations of these colors and patterns.



What is a Mini Frenchie?

A mini Frenchie is a standard French Bulldog that has been bred down to a smaller size.

There are other names associated with this phenomenon such as the micro French Bulldog or teacup French Bull Dog.

However some breeders are mixing the French Bulldog with OTHER  BREDS. They are just a mixed bred dog no AKC.

lAl these terms essentially carry the same meaning. A smaller version of the standard Frenchie dog we all know and love.


The French Bull Dog is bred with artificial insemination. They require a C-section, and constant monitoring during the first two weeks of the puppies’ lives, the process can be very time-consuming. Although raising French Bulldogs is not an easy task, it’s always rewarding.

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