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Reference Color Chart

Olde English Bulldogge

Bluies

A term used to describe a coat color that has a distinct blue sheen or a bluish cast to it. The eye rims, lips and nose are generally a reddish or gray pigmentation in dogs the exhibit the "Bluies" coat color traits.

English Bulldog Pups

Merle

A unique marking pattern, used in conjunction with another color characterized by a marbling effect of dark patches against a lighter background of the same color.

Brindle

A striped pattern usually in conjunction with another color. Brindles typically have a light base color "usually fawn, brown or blue") and the Brindle "tiger striping" pattern is generally either black or chocolate.​

Sable

A coat color produced by black-tipped hairs on various background colors such as fawn, red and blue: usually in a tri pattern. Sables are genetic tri-colored dogs. Basically a Sable is an under developed Tri.

Lilac

Imagine mixing blue and brown paint, you would get some shade of purplish Lilac. The nose, eyeliner, & pads of Lilac colored dogs will always be some shade of Lilac.

Seal

A term used to describe a coat color that has a distinct reddish or brown cast to it, especially when viewed in the sun or bright light. Seal coloring is usually partnered with lighter eye coloration.

Tri Markings / Pattern

A coat with three colors in a distinct pattern in very specific locations on the dog. A Tri colored Bulldogge typically displays "points" of a third color on an otherwise bi-colored dog. The "points" are usually light fawn or golden brown and are found just above the eyes, on the cheeks, sides of chest and inner front of each leg. The four color variations of Tri are Black Tri, Blue Tri, Chocolate Tri and Lilac Tri. Tri colored Bulldogges can be entirely full coated, with only a small amount of white on the chest to a more piebald pattern, with the majority of the coat being white but still displaying the specific Tri pattern.

Please use the following descriptions for registration purposes with the IOEBA

Black / White

Color appears as: Solid Black or Black with White accents.

Identify the dominate color with secondary color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black or 2. Black / White

Black Brindle / White

Color appears as: Black with Brindle markings and White accents.

Identify the dominant color with Brindle / secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black Brindle / White

Black Bluies / White

Color appears as: Black with a distinct Blue cast or characteristics.

Identify the dominant color with Bluies add accent color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black Bluies / White

Black Merle

Color appears as: Black with Merle characteristics.

Identify the dominant color and Merle characteristics.

For registration list these colors as:  1. Black Merle

Black / Tan

Color appears as: Black with Tan a Tri pattern.

Identify the dominant color and Tri pattern. Minimum white, if any.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black / Tan

Black Tri

Color appears as: Black with Tan and White in a Tri pattern.

Identify the dominant color and Tri pattern. Do not list white.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black Tri

Black Tri / Merle

Color appears as: Black Tri with Merle characteristics.

Identify the dominant color in the Tri pattern and Merle characteristics.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black Tri / Merle

Black Trindle

Color appears as: Black with a Tri pattern that has Brindling.

Identify the dominant color and Tri pattern with Brindling. Don’t list white.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black Trindle

Black Trindle Merle

Color appears as: Black Trindle with Merle characteristics.

Identify the dominant color in Trindle pattern and Merle characteristics.

For registration list this color as:  1. Black Trindle / Merle 

Blue

Color appears as: Solid Blue or Blue with white accents.

Identify the dominant color / secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Blue or 2. Blue / White

Blue Brindle / White

Color appears as: Blue with Brindling and White accents.

Identify the dominant color with Brindle / secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Blue Brindle / White 

Blue Merle

Color appears as: Blue with Merle characteristics.

Identify the dominant color and Merle pattern characteristics.

For registration list this color as:  1. Blue Merle

Blue / Tan

Color appears as: Blue with Tan markings.  Minimum white allowed.

Identify the dominant color and secondary Tri pattern color.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Blue / Tan

Blue Tri

Color appears as: Blue with Tan and White markings in a Tri pattern.

Identify the dominant color and Tri pattern.  Do not list white.

For registration list this color as:  1. Blue Tri

Blue Trindle

Color appears as: Blue Tri with Brindle markings.

Identify the dominant color, Tri pattern with Brindling.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Blue Trindle

Chocolate

Color appears as: Chocolate or Chocolate with White accents.

Identify the dominant color / secondary markings.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Chocolate  2. Chocolate / White

Chocolate Brindle / White

Color appears as: Chocolate with Brindling and White accents.

Identify the dominant color with Brindle / secondary markings.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Chocolate Brindle / White

Chocolate Merle

Color appears as: Chocolate with Merle characteristics.

Identify the dominant color and Merle pattern characteristics.

For registration list this color as:  1. Chocolate Merle

Chocolate / Tan

Color appears as: Chocolate with Tan in a Tri pattern and no white.

Identify the dominant color and secondary pattern color.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Chocolate / Tan

Chocolate Tri

Color appears as: Chocolate, Tan and White markings in a Tri pattern.

Identify the dominant color and Tri pattern.  Do not list white color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Chocolate Tri

Chocolate Trindle

Color appears as: Chocolate, Tan and White in a Tri pattern with Brindle.

Identify the dominant color and Tri pattern.  Do not list white color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Chocolate Trindle

Fawn / White

Color appears as: Fawn with White accents, dark around eyes is ok.

Identify the dominant color and and secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Fawn / White

Fawn Bluies / Sable

Color appears as: Fawn with a Bluish Black washed out Tri pattern.

Identify the dominant color with Bluies then Sable and the accent color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Fawn Bluies / Sable / White

Fawn Bluies / White

Color appears as: Fawn with Bluish cast or Blue characteristics to coat.

Identify the dominant color with Bluies and add accent color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Fawn Bluies / White

Fawn Brindle / White

Color appears as: Fawn with Brindling and White accents

Identify the dominant color with Brindle / secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Fawn Brindle / White

Fawn Brindle / Bluies / White

Color appears as: Fawn Brindle with Bluies characteristics to coat.

Identify the dominant color of Brindle with Bluies and accent color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Fawn Brindle / Bluies / White

Fawn Piebald

Color appears as: Fawn with large White patches.

Identify the dominant color / secondary markings.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Fawn Piebald

Lilac / White

Color appears as: Lilac with White accent markings.

Identify the dominant color / secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Lilac  

Lilac Brindle / White

Color appears as: Lilac with Brindle markings.

Identify the dominant color with Brindle / secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Lilac Brindle / White

Lilac Merle

Color appears as: Lilac with Merle characteristics.

Identify the dominant color with Merle characteristics.

For registration list this color as:  1. Lilac Merle

Lilac / Tan

Color appears as: Lilac with Tan in a Tri pattern and little to no white.

Identify the dominant color and secondary pattern color.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Lilac / Tan

Lilac Tri

Color appears as: Lilac with Tan and White markings in a Tri pattern.

Identify the dominant color and Tri pattern.  Do not list white.

For registration list this color as:  1. Lilac Tri

Lilac Tri Merle

Color appears as: Lilac, Tan and White in a Tri pattern with Merle characteristics.

Identify the dominant color, Tri pattern and Merle characteristics.  

For registration list this color as:  1. Lilac Tri Merle 

Red Brindle / White

Color appears as: Red with Brindling and may or may not have White accents.

Identify the dominant color with Brindle / secondary markings.

For registration list this color as:  1. Red Brindle / White

Red Piebald

Color appears as: Red with White patches throughout.

Identify the dominant color / secondary markings.  Do not list the color white.

For registration list this color as:  1. Red Piebald

Sable / White

Color appears as: Sable usually appears as an under developed “Tri”.

Identify the Dominate color / Markings color.  Do not use
:  “Tri” as the pattern is not clear or clean as a true Tri.

For registration list this color as:  1. Sable or 2. Sable / White

Seal / White

Color appears as: Black except it has a distinct Red or Brown cast when viewed in sun or bright light.

Identify the dominant color / secondary markings. 

For registration list this color as:  1. Seal or 2. Seal / White

Seal Merle

Color appears as: Black with a distinct Red cast with Merle characteristics.

Identify this color as: Dominate color and Merle pattern characteristics / markings color.

For registration list this color as:  1. Seal Merle or 2. Seal Merle / White

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