Tri Color English Bulldogs – Which Color Do You Prefer?

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Tri Color English Bulldogs are a breed of dog that is known for their easygoing personality and their ability to get along with people and other animals. These dogs are typically a mix of black, brown, and white, and they make great family pets. Not only are they cute, but they also have a lot of personality. In addition to being stylish, a tri-color English bulldog is also known to be reliable and loyal.

What Is Meant By Tri-Colored?

The term Tri color (aks tri-color), when used to describe the coloring of an English Bulldog, refers to the fairly rare three-color pattern. It is a very distinct pattern on specific locations on a bulldog that shows ‘points’ of a third color in contrast to a bi-colored pattern.

These points are usually light fawn to a deep golden brown and are found just above the eyes, on the cheeks, both sides of the upper chest, and on the inner, front area of each leg. They can be solid or brindle and can sometimes be covered by white, a more dominant pigment.

Black Tri is the most common of this rare color pattern, but there are other variations. This includes Blue Tri-color, Chocolate, and now even Lilac Tri-color Bulldogs; however, all are variations of Black Tri.

Blue is simply a ‘diluted’ form of Black, Chocolate is the addition of Brown pigment to the Black, and Lilac is a combination of Blue and Chocolate.

Tri color English Bulldogs can be found almost entirely full coated, with only a small amount of white; to a more piebald pattern, with the majority of the coat being white, with small spots or patches of black, blue, chocolate or lilac.

Will The Color of A Tri English Bulldog Change?

The tri-color English Bulldog will change as much as any Bulldog does after he is born and starts to grow. A Tri-color English bulldog puppy may choose one or two main colors very early on in their fur color. They may change along the way which only makes them more special and unique.

Colors And Prices Of Bulldog Puppies

As compared to the more prevalent bi-color versions of the breed, tri-color English Bulldogs are notoriously more difficult to find and on average costlier.

The prices given below for tri color bulldogs is only an estimate. The price may be more or less depending on the breeder.

Blue Sable

You can tell a blue sable by its red base and the silver-colored cast on its coats. They’ll have either blue/green eyes or light hazel-colored eyes. You’ll notice a tri-colored fainted mark on their legs, chest, and face. The blue sable is priced around $4500-$5000.

Blue Tri

Tri Color English Bulldogs - Which Color Do You Prefer? - Lilac

One of the most popular tri-colored bulldogs is the Blue Tri. They come with silver-colored coats and tan spots on their legs, chest, and eyes. Most of them come with green or blue eyes. Prices begin are around $5500-$6500.

Lilac Tri

A rare one to produce and a top favorite in the Bulldog world is the Lilac tri. They come with a chocolate base coat and bright glowing eyes that are either blue or green.

The Lilac Tri’s legs, chest, and face have tanned spots as well. The prices for these begin at around $7000-$9000.

Chocolate Tri

The chocolate tri is very popular among tri-colored bulldogs and highly requested. They have a mostly dark brown coat with tan spots around their eyes, legs, and face. Prices typically are from $6500-$7500.

Red Sable

The red sable is considered the standard color for English bulldogs. Their eyes are usually brown. Prices go from $2800-$3500.


Merle English bulldogs come in chocolate tri, blue tri, and black tri color, with some being darker than others; you’ll also find spots on them. Either one or both eyes are blue. Prices are around $8,500-$12,000.

Black Tri

Black Tri color has a black color coat with some white and/or tanned spots. Sometimes they will have brindle on their legs, chest area, and face. Their eyes are brown in color. Prices are from $4000-$5000.

Chocolate Brindle or Blue Brindle

The brindle bound with English Bulldogs is either silver-blue or chocolate. Usually, the chocolate and blue brindle have unique eye colors. Prices are from $3500-$4000.

As you can see, there are many variations of the actual base color of Black Tri. From a single combination of Blue or Chocolate to the very rare combination of all three, to produce Lilac Tri, as well as the patterns you will find.

What Is The American Kennel Club Policy With Color of Bulldogs?

As of the writing of this article, the tri color bulldog is not recognized officially by the AKC (American Kennel Club). The official statement from them is as follows:

Colors are red, white, fawn, fallow, or any combination of the foregoing. Patterns and markings may include brindle, piebald, ticking, black masks, black tipping, and a minimal amount of solid black in piebalds. All other colors or markings are a disqualification.


Thank you for reading Tri Color English Bulldogs – Which Color Do You Prefer? We hope you enjoyed it and found it informative. As you can see, each tri-color English bulldog has its own unique color scheme that is sure to turn heads.

Which color bulldog appeals to you the most? Comment below.