There are hundreds of dog breeds to choose from, and it can be overwhelming to know which one is right for you.
Learning as much as you can about a dog breed before picking a random one is the best way to go about deciding which is best for you, and in this article, you will learn about the Frengle.
The Frengle is a small dog full of life that is mixed with the French Bulldog and the Beagle.
Being the combination of the two most loved dog breeds out there gives the Frengle exceptional characteristics that make them a great pet to have.
All the information you need to help you determine if the Frengle can be your lifelong friend will be found in this guide, such as their personality, diet and exercise requirements, health conditions, and more.
If you are interested in what this little dog has to offer, keep reading!
Frengle Puppies – Before You Buy…
When going out to buy a puppy, you will be faced with the opportunity to choose a puppy from a litter.
All of the puppies may appear to look and act the same, and the decision can be tough.
That is why it is essential to know a few things before choosing so you won’t regret your decision.
What Price are Frengle Puppies?
Made from two-parent breeds that are very popular around the world, the Frengle can be a bit pricey depending on your area’s demand for it.
Things like gender and health play a role in the price and will determine how much you need to save up to get the puppy you want.
The price range for a Frengle puppy is $200 to $800. For some breeders, the females in a litter might be priced higher, so it is important to take that into account if you want a girl dog.
Another thing that influences the price is the breeder that you buy the puppy from, which will be discussed in the next section.
How to Find Reputable Frengle Breeders?
Before starting your search for the best breeder, consider how far you are willing to travel because wanting a specific hybrid may be hard to find especially if they are not very popular in your area.
So, be sure to prepare for any transportation fees that may be needed in the case that you or the puppy may have to travel a far distance.
After deciding the distance for the breeder, it is useful to visit the home of the breeder once or twice to see how the puppies are being raised and the state that their parents are in.
If a puppy is not treated correctly in the first few months of its life, it can have a negative impact on its behavior towards others, which is not something anyone wants.
One way to check is to see how the puppies interact with their breeders.
If they act strange, afraid, or shies away from them when they try to touch them, then it might be a sign that the puppy has been abused in some way.
Another thing to look out for is the state of the parents since the puppy will grow up to be like them.
3 Little-Known Facts about Frengle Puppies
- Because the origins of the Frengle are unknown, it is important to look at the traits and characteristics of the breeds that make up the dog breed, which in this case is the French Bulldog and the Beagle and get to know their history.
- The French Bulldogs were bred in 19th century England because they wanted a dog that was smaller than the English bulldog to keep them company while they worked. During the time of the industrial revolution, the workers had to relocate to France. The French loved the dog so much that they named it after them, creating the name French Bulldog.
- The Beagle was bred to hunt small animals like hares, rabbits, and others. They stopped being popular at one point due to the introduction of a faster hunter dog, the Foxhound and could have become extinct. Instead, farmers bred them to be smaller, and they became the companion dog we all know and love today.
Physical Traits of the Frengle
Like many crossbreeds, the outcome of the puppies is not always the same, so there is no standard way of looking, but the majority of dogs in this breed have the body or physique of the French Bulldog and the head of a Beagle.
The length of their muzzle is a mixture of both dogs, being on the short side in length.
If you are lucky, you may get a puppy that has the cute little wrinkles and folds of the French Bulldog to top off the look.
Their torsos are a bit long for their height since both parent breeds are not that tall. Even though they have short legs, they are strong and sturdy thanks to the hunting genes they possess.
They have a broad chest, a black nose, and brown eyes. Their tail can be two different ways depending on the parent breed that they take after the most.
It can be long like the Beagle or docked like the French Bulldog. Their ears are usually floppy and lay against their heads, but in some cases could stand upward on the head.
Their coat comes in a variety of colors, including black, brindle, brown, cream, and white. It is usually medium in length and density and between straight and wiry in texture.
Because of this, they don’t require much grooming except for weekly brushing to get rid of any loose hair.
How Big is a Full-Grown Frengle?
Frengles are small dogs that stand at 8 to 15 inches and weigh between 13 to 28 pounds. The males tend to be bigger than females like a lot of other dog breeds out there.
Because of their size, they make great dogs for those of you that live in apartments or condos.
They are also great for the few that like to carry their dogs in their bags as long as you don’t get a puppy that is on the bigger side of the scale.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Frengle?
The Frengle lives from 12 to 15 years, which is the average amount of time for many dog breeds that are similar in size.
They also live longer thanks to a few health risks they have as a breed instead of having a large amount like other dog breeds do.
Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Frengle
You might find that the Frengle might be a little tricky to train due to their intelligence, which may seem a bit odd since in most cases, the smarter a dog is, the easier it will be to train.
They can be very stubborn since they are the type of dog that might not do what is asked of them if they don’t want to.
They love to please their owners despite this stubbornness that they have, but just know that you may have to train them a bit longer and have a lot more patience to teach them effectively.
They can also become clingy if not properly socialized, so this is a must as well.
They love playing with children and other pets, but be sure to supervise them because they are small creatures and could get hurt by kids.
They love attention so don’t be surprised if this pup will want to snuggle up with you all day long if you give it the chance to.
The Frengle’s Diet
Being small dogs, they only need about a cup of food a day to be healthy and maintain their weight.
This is excellent news for those of you that don’t want to spend a fortune on dog food every month and will give you a little bit of extra cash to invest in high-quality dog food.
This is highly recommended if you want your dog to get all the nutrients they require.
How Much Exercise Does the Frengle Need?
The Frengle needs up to 2 hours of intense exercise every day if possible.
This can be anything from a few walks a day around the neighborhood, playing at dog parks with other dogs, or having playtime with you and your pup indoors.
They will especially love activities such as hiking, swimming, running, and more, as these types of exercise will burn off a lot of the energy.
Frengle Health and Conditions
As mentioned earlier, the Frengle is very healthy and doesn’t have too many health risks to worry about.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
Supplements and Vitamins
As a smaller dog breed, the Frengle can ordinarily be relied upon to get plenty of vitamins and minerals from a healthy and balanced diet.
If anything, it’s more a question of avoiding overfeeding a Frengle, as their appetites sometimes are bigger than their bodies!
However, if you’re wanting to ensure that your Frengle has healthy bones, muscles, and immunity, a few vitamin supplements can make a difference here.
Specially formulated small dog vitamin pills or supplementary liquids to mix into dinners can be handy here.
However, your Frengle might be something of a fussy eater, and being a smaller dog, this breed can be more sensitive to things like pills being added to his or her food. In moments like this, you’d do well to consider things to add to your dog’s diet to supplement vitamin and mineral intake.
A great example is fruit or vegetables, although these need to be in small portions and not too often.
The fiber in fruit and vegetables helps to keep your Frengle’s digestive system working hard, but too much as would aggravate it.
The vitamins in something like a fresh carrot stick, or a scrumptious cube of melon or two, will really boost your dog’s energy, immune system and ability to resist injury and disease.
Don’t disregard the vitamins and iron in broccoli too, although that’s best diced up finely and mixed in with your dog’s dinner.
A Frengle will often turn his or her nose up at a head of broccoli offered to them whole – and avoid the stalk, too, which is too hard to chew, wallow and process for your pet.
Can it travel by car?
Thanks to an altogether even-tempered and pretty upbeat personality, your Frengle is highly likely to see trips in the car as quite a jolly little adventure – just another bit of the variety that spices up his or her life.
As such, you usually have little to fear in getting your dog into the car in this instance, except for in cases of extremely shy or anxious individuals of this crossbreed.
In cases like this, gentleness and patience are the key, as well as letting the pet explore the car in his or her own time.
Luckily for the driver, as well as anyone else sharing the vehicle, your Frengle is pretty content sitting and watching the world go by outside, and not in a way that sees him or her constantly pawing at the windows looking for something to bark and fuss about.
However, you’re advised, especially on hot days, to take frequent breaks if you are taking an exceptionally long car journey.
Taking the opportunity to let your dog out to explore, stretch their legs and just not get bored on the journey will prevent any mischief in the long run.
Many Frengles will take the chance to sneak in a nap on some car journeys, and as long as your pet isn’t at risk if you need to suddenly brake or the like, this is fine for them to do.
Some owners like to give their Frengle his or her blanket on the back seat – not only for comfort but also to prevent any drool or dog hair from accidentally getting on the car seats.
My Final Thoughts on the Frengle
The Frengle is a lovely dog that has a mind of its own, a great personality, gets along well with children and other pets, and likes to play.
This is the perfect recipe for a family dog that will keep you and your loved ones happy for a long time.
I hope this article has given you some insight into the Frengle and helped you in making the right decision.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Frengle Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Frengle
- Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Frengle
- The Frengle’s Diet
- Frengle Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Frengle