Buckle up – we are going to explore the most common and some really rear English bulldog coat colors:
English bulldog coat colors: Standard vs Non-Standard
English bulldogs are known for their very distinctive physical features like wrinkles, stubby build, and adorable overbite, but they can also have some marvelous coat colors! Those colors can take your breath away and make you love them even more (if that is possible)!
So, let’s talk about the colors of English Bulldogs. It’s important to know that there are two basic types: standard and non-standard.
Standard colors are the ones official breed standards recognize. These are the colors that are considered normal for Bulldogs. On the other hand, non-standard colors are the ones that are a bit different from the usual colors. They are not officially recognized, but some people really love them because they are unique. And, if we are honest, our little wrinkly bulldogs can pull off any coat color there is!
Bulldog breeders usually focus on making bulldog puppies with standard colors because they want to keep the breed pure and true to its roots. But don’t worry, if you like non-standard colors, you can still find Bulldogs with those colors. Some people really appreciate the specialness that these colors bring. They can be anything from a pretty golden brown to a beautiful champagne color. Some of them even have stripes!
So, whether you like the standard colors or the non-standard ones, there’s a Bulldog out there for everyone!
Standard English Bulldog Coat Colors
Have you ever wondered about the cool coat colors of Standard English Bulldogs? Well, guess what? There are actually 8 official colors that these adorable pups can rock! And each color has its own unique charm that makes them even more awesome and adds to their precious temperament and personality!
Fallow or fawn bulldog coat
English bulldogs have a few colors that are super popular and well-known. One of them is called “fallow,” which basically means a pale tan or golden brown coat. It can range from a creamy color to a deep deer red shade. Another color variation on this spectrum is “fawn,” which is like a light tannish yellow. Lastly, we have “brindle fawn,” a mix of fawn and another color. These colors make Bulldogs look really elegant and classy!
White English bulldog coat color
There are also some bulldogs that are entirely white, and let me tell you, they look pretty awesome!
This dazzling hue is achieved due to a mutation in the pigmentation gene that leads to a reduction in pigment production. As a result, these adorable canines have beautiful coats ranging from pure white to creamy shades. However, it’s important to note that this lack of pigmentation can also make them more prone to certain health issues like deafness and sunburn. Therefore, if you’re lucky enough to own one of these stunning pups, extra care must be taken to protect their sensitive skin and ears from harmful UV rays and harsh weather conditions.
But when a bulldog has an all-white coat, it really stands out! It’s like a blank canvas, all pure and bright. So, if you ever come across a bulldog with a pure white coat, you can be sure it’s a special one!
Brindle English bulldog
Brindle Bulldogs have a cool coat pattern that looks like tiger stripes! It’s like they have darker stripes on a lighter background. The lines are usually black or dark brown. This pattern makes them look even more interesting and unique. For example, fawn brindle English Bulldogs have a whitish coat with stripes. And there are also white fawn brindle Bulldogs with a black and white coat, which is different from the usual English Bulldog coat. It’s like they’re wearing tiger stripes! This coat color really adds up to their highness personality!
Chocolate English bulldog coat color
Did you know that there are Bulldogs that have beautiful coat that looks like chocolate? This color is pretty rare for Bulldogs, and it’s because of something called the bb genotype.
Chocolate English Bulldogs have a beautiful color and some special features like silver or brown eyeliner, pads, and a nose. Their fur is a deep brown color that makes them even more attractive.
Seal English bulldog coat color
Now let’s talk about seal-colored Bulldogs. These Bulldogs are a bit harder to find. They have a reddish or brownish tint in their coats, and their eyes are lighter in color, which makes them look even more special.
One thing that makes seal-colored Bulldogs stand out is that they often have a dark stripe running down their backs. This adds to their extraordinary appearance. When it comes to how their color is spread out, the legs and tail of seal-colored Bulldogs are usually darker than the rest of their coat.
Lilac British bulldogs
Have you ever heard of a lilac English Bulldog? Well, they are super rare and special! You see, a lilac Bully has a really unique color. It’s like a mix of blue and brown, which makes it this fantastic purplish-gray shade. It is because the lilac Bully’s original black color gets diluted not once but twice! First, it turns from black to brown and then from black to blue.
Underneath that gorgeous color, there might be a fawn-colored undercoat. It’s like a hidden surprise! The lilac Bulldogs’ nose, pads, and even eyeliner can be some shade of purple.
Some lilac Bullies are extra special because they have frosty blue eyes. They truly stand out from the crowd!
Black English bulldog coat color
Black coat color is pretty standard, but it’s actually quite rare for English Bulldogs! But when Bulldogs do have a black coat, they look super cool. Their fur has this shiny look, and underneath, they have lighter fawn-colored fur that makes them even more attractive.
What’s really interesting is that their nose, paw pads, and even their eyeliner are all a deep black color. But, sometimes, you might come across a special kind of Bulldog called a “black tri.”
These Bulldogs have a mix of black and white fur, and they also have these cool tan-colored spots. It’s like they have a whole bunch of different colors going on, and it makes them look really unique and eye-catching.
Blue English bulldog
A blue Bulldog is basically a black one that got its color diluted and mixed up by the influence of the dd genotype. When you see a blue Bulldog in the sunlight or next to darker objects, its fur should look more gray and even have a bluish shade to it. The blue bulldog’s nose, paws, and eyeliner should be this cool gray color that will swipe you off your feet!
English bulldog tri-colored coat patterns
English bulldogs can also have tri-colored patterns besides their usual colors! Tri-colored Bulldogs have three different colors on their coat, which makes them look extra special and even more beautiful if that is possible! We have already mentioned the black tri combo, but here are some other from this variations:
- Blue Tri Color Bulldog. These guys have a really unique coat pattern with shades of aqua blue, white, and tan. They’re not just good-looking; they’re also really loyal and friendly.
- Now, let’s talk about the chocolate tri Bulldogs. These ones have a rich, dark brown coat with tan or fawn markings. It creates a warm and inviting look that you can’t resist.
- Last but not least, we have the Lilac Tri Merle Bulldogs. Their coat combines a lighter shade of chocolate or blue with tan or fawn markings. They look so unique and stand out from the crowd.
No matter which coat color is your cup of tea, we know that every English bulldog in this world is unique, beautiful and deserves lots of belly rubs, pampering, and love! They are loyal, great with kids, and love to snooze in their doggy beds regardless of their color, but when you get the special coated one – you can consider yourself a very lucky doggy parent!