Frengle

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13-16 lbs
8-12"
United States
French Bulldog
Beagle
Frengle Hound

The Frengle is a new hybrid dog as a result of interbreeding a French Bulldog with a Beagle. They are a small dog that is gentle, alert, cheerful and quite energetic for its size. While it responds well to training, be aware that this little dog can have a stubborn streak which may take patience and kindness to overcome. The Frengle makes a great family dog, they love children and are good with other pets. Just be sure to socialise the Frengle when it is still young which will build on its confidence and you will benefit from an outgoing dog who is willing to please. With their attractive appearance and sturdy build, these little dogs make for ideal companions.

Purpose
Companion dog, Watch dog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
French Bulldog and Beagle

Frengle Health

Average Size
Male Frengle size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 15-28 lbs
Female Frengle size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 13-16 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Invertebral Disc Disease
  • Hydrothyroidism
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infections
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Urinalysis
  • Spinal Tap
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Ear Tests and Myringotomy Tests
  • Physical and Neurology Tests
  • Laryngeal Examinations

Frengle Breed History

The best way to find out about the Frengles history is to look at the parent dogs until they have established their own unique history. The French Bulldog originated in England around the 19th Century in the town of Nottingham. The lace makers guild decided they wanted a smaller version of the English Bulldog, one that could be their companion while they worked. In the 1860s with the industrial revolution creating many problems the craftsmen relocated to France, taking their toy or miniature dogs with them. They became very popular in France and were given the name French Bulldog. When the breed made its way back to England for the dog show many years later, the British hotly debated the name, as it was originally from England. But the name ‘French’ Bulldog stuck to the feisty small dog and the name continues to this day. The first Beagles date back to the 1500s where hunters used them in packs to hunt and track rabbits, hare, quail and other small animals. They fell out of favor in the 18th century when the Foxhound became the faster hunting dog and replaced the Beagle. Luckily, farmers continued to breed them and in the 1800s they were imported to the United states of America where they refined the breed by breeding them smaller. The Beagle is a sweet and funny dog but can be quite naughty in a loveable way. They respond well to training and if peoperly socialised, make great family pets. Beagles are known for their excellent detection work at airports, and as therapy dogs.

Frengle Breed Appearance

The Frengle combines the stature of the French Bulldog with a Beagle shaped head. Their muzzle may be slightly shorter than the Beagle, and they may possess a few of the Bulldog skin wrinkles. They have an attractive appearance, are small in size but come with energy and enthusiasm that more than makes up for the lack in height. The body is sturdy and slightly longer than the dog is in height. The Frengle has a wide chest and short strong legs with cute rounded paws, while the tail may be long and pointed like the Beagle or may be docked like the Bulldog. The nose is black with wide nostrils, the eyes dark brown and round with an expressive look. Their ears are usually floppy rather than the bat shaped Bulldog ears. Their coat is easy care and comes in a wide range of colors including cream and black.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Frengle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Frengle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Frengle coat
Black
brindle Frengle coat
Brindle
brown Frengle coat
Brown
cream Frengle coat
Cream
white Frengle coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Frengle wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Frengle Breed Maintenance

The Frengle has an easy-care coat that is low on shedding. All that is required to keep them looking their best is a good brushing once a week with a brush that will lift and remove loose fur, and bathing when it is necessary. They can suffer from ear infections, so make sure you check their ears regularly and carefully wipe them out with a soft damp cloth to remove any dirt. Trimming their nails will prevent them ‘clicking’ their way around the house. Get them used to having their teeth brushed when they are young; this will assist in keeping their teeth strong and healthy as they mature.

Brushes for Frengle
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Frengle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Frengle Temperament

The Frengle is a dog that wants to please but before you race off to get one, also know that they can have a streak of stubbornness if they don’t want to do what you want them to do. This characteristic requires patience and persistent training methods; you need to remain calm throughout and adopt a kind attitude so not to intimidate them. Once these dogs understand what you want, they will blossom into active little characters who are enthusiastic to please. It is best to socialise them when they are small so that they don’t get to clingy. They can be sensitive in nature when young but often grow out of it as they gain confidence. The Frengle loves children and games, and will always be a starter. They can be quite small as puppies and can get hurt easily so always supervise play time to prevent injury. Another activity they enjoy is their special snuggle time – they love getting attention. Plonking themselves in your lap, they will curl up content for any attention you shower on them. The Frengle makes a good watch dog, warning you of any strangers on the property.

Frengle Activity Requirements

While only a small dog, the Frengle has a lot of energy and requires a good walk each day to keep them fit. Ideally, a walk both in the morning and at night is best, but if they get plenty of activity they will be fine. These are dogs that will love to play in the secure dog park, interacting with all the other dogs with enthusiasm. They will also enjoy running, hiking, and swimming with the family. The Frengle adapts well to all weather but ensure it is not exercising during the extreme heat of the day, by providing shade and cool air conditioning if left inside.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

Frengle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Frengle Owner Experiences

Matilda
20 Months
4 People
House & Yard
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Bath time
Playing in the snow
cuddle
Walks,
She is so loving! but she is so stubborn she does not stay still long enough to learn but shes fun and we all love her
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Choco
2 Months
1 People
Apartment
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We play loves his toys love to cuddle with him
6 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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