Brindle (dark) - Black hair all over including head with little or no other lighter color hair except perhaps white in places such as chest and or feet. More sensitive to heat, coat can show flakes of dandruff when dry, they should be shinny in the sun. They have a more mysterious or serious bulldog type look to them. You cannot see tears stains and skin maybe less dry having darker pigment.

Brindle (pattern) - Black base hair with lighter color overlay, blend of hair color. It may be patterned in stripes similar to a tiger or like patches of coloring within the black hairs. May also have white on the chest or feet. The same applies as dark brindle perhaps a bit less and based color not always real black. The face more often a black mask with dark features.


Brindle (reverse) - Actually a fawn with black hair blended in a pattern such as stripes. Not common and more frequent with foreign bred dogs and is striking and unique. Same as brindle perhaps a bit less and more fawn characteristics with a black mask face also having dark features that stand out from the lighter body.

Cream - Light color hair (blonde, milky, or like toasted cream brule, swiss coffee, light apricot or champaign), may seem like a cooler color, soft and sweet like. May be more prone to allergies, dryness and environmental effects on the skin and coat. Creams are not found common in European countries as it is not a recognized color in their standard only in the U.S. standard. Tear stains can be a problem with creams like dirty, wet trails running down around the mouth and nose. May have pink or lighter colored pigment and shed light hair if you have dark colors in your home or clothing.

Fawn - Darker than cream, dark blonde, reddish bulldog brown, darker pigment and may show white on head, chest and or feet. Seems like a cooler color, may be prone to skin allergies, having liver colored pigment, and or lighter eye color. Tear stains are less noticeable than creams and sheds lighter color hair in your home and or on clothing.


Black Mask Fawn - Same as Fawn but with a black mask over the face may have white in places. This is a standard European color and the fawn without the mask is considered faded found common in the U.S. The conditions apply as with a fawn typically the skin pigment is more black and not liver and eye color more consistently dark.

Brindle Pied - A white background with dark color hair spots in a random pattern (like a cow). The spots maybe uniformed such as a hood over the head like large spots over both eyes or half or none. There may be a spot over the tail or on the body of the dog. Can be prone to skin allergies and pink pigment, white or lacking eye pigmentation. A beautiful pied can be hard to find. They can be prone to deafness or sensitive to the sun. Some say pieds are a bit squirly.


A very common color in European dogs. In the US often from imported puppy mills . A poor quality pied will have little speckles in the white of the coat. Not just skin pigment speckles but black hairs called ticking. A poor quality dog may also have a long snout, huge pointed ears and buggy eyes.

White - A pied dog without coloring basically all white with dark nose and eye rims and lip liner. Or maybe pink pigmented and maybe prone to deafness and allergies sensitive to the sun and elements.

Fawn Pied - A white background with fawn or reddish brown or even lighter brown spots similar to a brindle pied in a random pattern. Spots maybe uniformed like a hood over the head (both eyes) or a partial. Same as the brindle pied and more common in European countries. Some may have a black mask over the eyes and muzzle and sabling around the dark spot edges against the primary white background. Sabling is a gradual blending of black hairs. There are also lighter variations such as lemon and honey pieds.

Blue, Black and Tan or Chocolate brown dogs are not colors produced by Allusion or known to be found in pedigrees of related dogs. Allusion is a recognized breeder by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and follows established standards in conjunction with the French Bulldog Club of America (FBDCA) only.