The Frengle Hound is a cross between the French Bulldog and the Beagle. These dogs tend to have the stature of its Bulldog parent, while retaining the shape of the head of the Beagle. Their nose is a little shorter, but squarer, than the beagle, but the ears are very much like them. Since these dogs have parents having varied, wide-ranging temperaments, you might only be able to get a hint of the temperament of your new pup while it is still young. You will not be able to be really sure of its temperament until it is matured.
|Also known as||Frengle, French Bulldog Beagle Mix, Beagle French Bulldog Mix|
|Coat||Either a short and fine coat like that of the French Bulldog or a rough coat of the Beagle|
|Colors||Mostly found in mixed colors with white markings. Common color patterns include black, white, brown, cream, golden, black and tan, brindle, merle, speckled, spotted|
|Type||Designer dog, hound dog, Companion dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||10 to 15 years|
|Weight||18-30 pounds (for full grown male and female)|
|Height (size)||Small to medium at 8-15 inches|
|Personality Traits||Loving, alert, social, stubborn, active, playful, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DBR, DRA, IDCR, DDKC|
The Frengle dog was bred for the first time in the United States of America, intending to combining the wonderful traits of the two popular purebreds – the Beagle and the French Bulldog – and thus, create a designer breed that would make a great companion. The result was a success. In the latter decades, this dog has proved to be a good family pet, and is gradually gaining popularity among dog lovers in the West.
To talk about the characteristics of the Frengles, the first thing to mention is that, they are affectionate little dogs that are social, intelligent, alert, and playful and have a very even disposition, so much so that they get along well with all humans in general, and are always gentle and calm when it comes to interacting with them. Being said gentle, their sobriety in attitude can touch the levels of inciting them to find ‘friends’ in their masters, and kids in their families. This makes good family dogs ideal for apartment living.
Occasional obstinacy is also a trait of these mini-size dogs, but they are always ready to please their owners and even other dogs, and this is one quality that is rare with other breeds. They would get along well with other pets, and with both older and small children, however, early socialization and supervision is also important. They might be wary of new faces though, but wouldn’t be aggressive to them, but instead, can warm up with them, if, again, they have been made to socialize properly since puppyhood.
It’s probably their this inherent friendly trait that has stood as a hindrance in making them very good guard dogs. However, their attentiveness and alertness in attitude, and their instinct to bark at anything strange, weird or unusual, alerting their family members has made them good watchdogs. They are dogs that are active indoors and you would seldom find them sitting lazy in a corner, or sleeping.
The Frengle hounds are moderately easy to train. But, as mentioned, they might show signs of stubbornness from time to time. For this, you should be aware of the fact that, your frengle dog responds well to consistent and firm training, but that be accompanied with food rewards.
As you adopt your frengle puppies from the breeders or rescue, they would be clingy. However, they would tend to loosen up with age. So, it is recommended that you start socializing them with other pets and humans right from birth, or from very tender age. It is from this age that you should begin to deliver all basic trainings like crate, housebreaking, obedience etc.
Let your frengles be aware that, it is you who is the leader of its dog pack, and also, take them to new places and help them meet new people. Once training is a success with your frengle, you would be the proudest owner in your neighborhood.
Stick to only healthy, high-quality dog foods. Since this is an active dog breed, make sure you pick the right food for your pet that would supply it with the right quantity of nutrients required through its daily meals, especially during its years of rapid growth.