What Does a Muddy Brindle Look Like?

Bulldogs are commonly muddy brindle in color.
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Muddy brindle is the color of dog fur composed of a medley of color combinations and markings, including black, brown, tan, red, grey and cream. Although brindle-colored coats are technically a weaker trait in terms of genetics, many dog lovers prefer this coloring because of its uniqueness and beauty.

Types of Dogs

Several dog breeds have the distinctive muddy brindle coat. Greyhounds, dachshunds, Skye terriers, wolfhounds, deerhounds, bulldogs, Welsh corgis, whippets and Glen of Imaal terriers, among other breeds, are recognized for having muddy brindle coats. Certain dogs are bred to have specific color combinations. For example, according to Bulldogs World, the bulldog is highly preferred to have a reddish muddy brindle coat.


According to the Dog Coat Color Genetics website, brindle fur is a recessive genetic trait, which means that both genes in an individual must be recessive in order for that trait to develop. The appearance of muddy brindle varies in stripe color and thickness, base color and other markings such as face masks or solid-colored saddle areas.