Frengles don’t just have a name that’s fun to say -- they’re a joy to own, too! A cross between a Beagle and a French Bulldog, these adorable furry friends are just bursting with energy and enthusiasm. They’re also highly affectionate! Once they’re all tuckered out, all these doggos want to do is snuggle. There’s a trade-off here, however. When it comes to separation, Frengles take after their Beagle parents -- hunting dogs that were bred to work in packs and don’t take too kindly to being left alone.
Frengles are intelligent little critters with a strong stubborn streak. Unlike their Bulldog ancestors, they do have fairly high exercise needs. You’ll need to keep their brains busy, their bodies active, and provide them with lots of love and affection. Read on to find out how to keep your Frengle as healthy and happy as can be.
Not only do Frengles require a lot of human companionship, they love making new four-pawed pals, and regular trips to the dog park are a must. But why stop there? If you’re friends with another pet parent, consider asking them to bring their pupper over to stay the night.
Hosting a canine slumber party is a pawesome way to let your buddy socialize with their furry friends whatever the weather. Plus, if your friend is going out of town, offering to look after their pooch for the night is a great way to earn brownie points (and increase the likelihood of them returning the favor).
Making a toy pup-sicle is a furrific way to keep your buddy entertained, cool and hydrated on a hot day. Not only that, but it’s a cheap toy to make and simple to do to boot! All you’ll need is a freezer, a popsicle mold, some water and a favourite (waterproof) toy or a handful of treats. This is also a pretty quick task -- the time estimate above refers to the time that the pup-sicle has to spend in the freezer.
It should go without saying that you should give this activity a miss when it’s cold out. You don’t want your pup getting too chilly!
High-intensity interval training has long been a favored fitness method for humans, but did you know that you can do it with your dog as well? While it may take a bit of sweat on your part, your dog will thank you for it in the long run, and the intensity of the exercise means that this workout takes far less time than a daily walk.
The easiest and cheapest way to begin is to set up two cones or other markers in your backyard or a local park, several feet apart, and run between them.
Get your buddy’s nose working! The goal of a canine treasure hunt is simple -- you hide treats around the house, and get your furry friend to sniff them out. You might need to start off slow and just use one treat at first, but your four-pawed pal should soon pick it up and then you can move on to multiples.
Teaching your dog to complete an agility training course keeps their body and their brain active at the same time, and agility jumping is a furtastic place to start. You can sign your pup up for classes, or create your own agility jumps in your backyard using whatever you have lying around.
A Frengle’s needs are fairly simple -- they want friendship, frolicking, fitness-focused activities and a good mental workout. While all this requires a bit of a time investment on their owner’s parts, it’s well worth putting in the effort to get their tails wagging! Try some of the activities above -- your doggo will thank you for it!