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Author: Alesia Dixon
of Rare Bulldogs

Credits: AKC, HealthGene,
VetGen Laboratories,
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, OFFICIAL COLOR CHART FOR
RARE COLOR ENGLISH BULLDOGS.

42 years of education, knowledge, and hard work is behind this chart.
We hope you appreciate our contribution.


©2007 to date Rare Bulldogs All Rights Reserved.
Absolutely NO Authorization to copy or rewrite in any form, in part or in whole.
See AKC Bulldog Color Codes Here
 
This chart covers the 4 Rare Colors & several Patterns, being produced in Purebred AKC Bulldogs aka "English Bulldogs", which are LILAC, BLUE, CHOCOLATE, both kinds of BLACK, plus the MERLE Pattern. AKC Color codes are provided for each color desigantion. We are hoping that more breeders & pet owners will CORRECTLY register their babies color with the codes provided here. You can see the color codes given by AKC for Bulldogs HERE.  ALL English Bulldog Breeders of AKC Rare Colors should use the same Color Codes for registering their dogs, so as to preserve the stability of the Rare Color Lines and for Breeders to accurately plan their breeding program for the Rare Colors. This is a GOOD chart, as I have conferred extensively with AKC as to what the descriptive color of their codes are, and therefore the codes chosen are as close as you can possibly get to the true color of each dog.

It is important to realize that the genetics of coat color is very complex and confusing. Research is ongoing, so what we know today can very well be proved untrue, may change, or be added to in the future. That being said, this Chart, like the Genetic Lab sites, will need to change/update information as it comes to light.
 
Note: Fawn Markings (008) indicate the Tan Pointed Pattern on ANY color dog.
 
The photos on this chart are from Rare Bulldogs unless otherwise noted.
~~~IMPORTANT~~~
Breeders, please put a your dogs color somewhere in the AKC Registered name so as to preserve Rare Color Pedigrees.
For example, we have been using our catch phrases now for years:
"Blu Dreams", "Chocolate Sensations", "Lilac Passions", "Black Beauty", "Platinum Perfection", & "Marvelous Merles".
You could also just put the color in parenthesis at the end of the name like this: (Lilac)
 
RARE COLOR SECTION 1: LILAC ENGLISH BULLDOGS
Genotype for Lilac Gene: [bbdd] (this is a combo gene, full blue & chocolate combined)
 
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AKC Code 105-008

Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
 
AKC Code 105-008

Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
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 AKC Code 105

Gray & White
 
AKC Code 107-014

Gray Brindle/White Mkgs
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 Without tan points:
AKC Code 105
Gray & White

With tan points:
AKC Code 105-008
Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
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AKC Code 105
Gray & White

AKC Code 199
White
 

AKC Code 086
Fawn & White

AKC Code 082
Fawn
RARE COLOR SECTION 2: BLUE ENGLISH BULLDOGS
Genotype for Blue Gene: [dd]
 
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AKC Code 105-008

Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
 

AKC Code 105-008

Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
 

AKC Code 105

Gray & White
 

AKC Code 107-014

Gray Brindle/White Mkgs
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Without tan points:
AKC Code 105
Gray & White

With tan points:
AKC Code 105-008
Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
 
 AKC Code 105
Gray & White

AKC Code 199
White
 
 
AKC Code 086
Fawn & White

AKC Code 082
Fawn
RARE COLOR SECTION 3: CHOCOLATE ENGLISH BULLDOGS
Genotype for Chocolate Gene: [bb]
 
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AKC Code 060-008

Bronze/Fawn Mkgs
 

AKC Code 060-008

Bronze/Fawn Mkgs
 

AKC Code 060-014

Bronze/White Mkgs
 
 AKC Code  060-007

Bronze/Brindle Mkgs
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 Without tan points:
AKC Code 105
Gray & White

With tan points:
AKC Code 105-008
Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
 
 
 AKC Code  060
Bronze

AKC Code 199
White
 
 AKC Code 086
Fawn & White

AKC Code 082
Fawn
RARE COLOR SECTION 4: BLACK ENGLISH BULLDOGS
Genotype for Black Gene: [Kb] and/or [atat]
 
 
 

AKC Code 007-008

Black/Fawn Mkgs
 
 AKC Code 019-008

Black & White/Fawn Mkgs
 
 AKC Code 019

Black & White
 
 AKC Code 199
White
 

AKC Code 059-002

Brindle & White/Black Mkgs
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Without tan points:
AKC Code 105
Gray & White

With tan points:
AKC Code 105-008
Gray & White/Fawn Mkgs
INFORMATION SECTION
More info on:
TAN POINTS, PLATINUM, FAWN VS. TRUE, BRINDLE & TRINDLE, SEAL, MERLE
INFORMATION SECTION 1: TAN POINTS
 
INFORMATION SECTION 2: PLATINUM
 
INFORMATION SECTION 3: FAWN VS TRUE COLORS
 
INFORMATION SECTION 4: BRINDLE & TRINDLE
 
INFORMATION SECTION 5: SEAL
 
INFORMATION SECTION 6: MERLE
 
ABOUT THIS PAGE: this is the Official Rare Color Chart for AKC English Bulldogs for Coat Color. All DNA information on Color Genetics in Rare Color Canines is available here. We cover the main Rare Colors in English Bulldogs which consist of Lilac, Blue, Black, Chocolate, Merle, Seal, Rare Colors in Fawn & Brindle, Tan points, or Tri points, etc. We have over 40 years of experience behind us woking with top geneticists all that time. We encourage all rare color breeders to adhere to this chart so as to preserve the rare color pedigrees while helping each other to plan breedings that will be genetically & color sound. We cover the DNA for all these loci possibilities: Lilac DNA- dd bb, Blue DNA-dd, Black DNA-atat, Black DNA Dominant-Kb, Chocolate DNA-bb, in any combination. We also cover the Merle pattern, and the Platinum which is a lack of pigment. Also find info on double [atat] Seals, Purple Lilac, True Lilac Tri, Liac Seal, Lilac Fawn, Blue Tri, True Blue, Blue Seal, Blue Fawn, Dark Chocolate Tri, Chocolate Seal, Chocolate Fawn, Black Tri, Black Seal, double [atat] Platinum in, True Platinum, Blue Platinum, Lilac Platinum, Chocolate Platinum. We have info on Agouti, Recessive black, dominant black, brown, liver, dilute. UC Davis, Vet Gen, Animal Genetics labs for DNA Color Testing.
Official Rare Color Chart for AKC English Bulldogs:
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