Black-Tri Color Bulldog

 The reason why Black, Black-Tri and Blue-Tri English Bulldogs are under the rare AKC color codes today even though these colors were largely behind the creation of the English Bulldog breed is because Black and Blue were common and considered undesirable in the 1700's when the dog was used for bullbaiting. Whatever there is too much of becomes boring and the unusual will always be something more popular. As a result many decades ago show English Bulldog breeders started working to avoid black and Blue colors in their breeding programs. With this process several colors became rare and almost to extinction.  Today, there are more rare colors such as the Black Seal, the Blue-Tri, Chocolate and Lilac and Lilac Tri English Bulldogs are amongst some of the Rare AKC Pure breed Colors known today though AKC and have to be verified with pictures and the rare color codes to offset coloring. These dogs are becoming more common and wanted today. The Merle patchwork English Bulldog is not recognized by AKC however it is one of the most desired English Bulldogs. Whatever becomes rare, unusual or unseen becomes desirable so it was only a matter of time before these colors that vanished and the new colors being produced became wanted.  Breeders try very hard to get these colors and have been succesfull. These colors are popping up in prestigious long standing Champion show English Bulldog bloodlines.

English Bulldog Breed

The Bulldog is a breed with characteristically wide head and shoulders along with a pronounced mandibular prognathism. There are generally thick folds of skin on a Bulldog's brow; round, black, wide-set eyes; a short muzzle with c​haracteristic folds called a rope or nose roll above the nose; hanging skin under the neck; drooping lips and pointed teeth, and an underbite with an upturned jaw. The coat is short, flat, and sleek, with colours of red, fawn, white, brindle, and piebald.

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