Frengle Dog Breed

  • Other names:
  • Frengle Hound

Pronunciation: [Frayn gull]

The result of cross-breeding the highly social Beagle and the too-cute French Bulldog is called a Frengle. The best of both dogs tends to be found in this mixed breed, and these typically small dogs are perfect for homebodies and apartment dwellers. Not all Frengles will look alike, but the two breeds tend to be easily recognizable in this cuddly designer dog. There's still not much information available on this hybrid dog, so be sure to look into as much as you can about the parent breeds to better understand your Frengle.

Frengle Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid12-15 yrs.8-15 in.18-30 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

To be sure, the Frengle is a companion dog. Although her purebred parents come from the American Kennel Club's Non-Sporting and Hound Groups, she will be best suited to remain a companion dog for you. First-time dog owners will understand that more than the typical amount of patience and time will usually be required during the Frengle's puppy years, but it will be worth it with these extremely cuddly dogs.


  • Cute
  • Small
  • Very friendly
  • Loves children
  • Great family pet
  • Moderate barker
  • Great for apartment life
  • Moderate grooming needs
  • Gets along with other dogs
  • Moderate tolerance to cold


  • Difficult to train
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Likes to wander a lot
  • Can easily get obese
  • Can be very stubborn
  • Can be a frequent barker
  • Tends to be a slow learner
  • Doesn't do well with solitude
  • May not like being touched much
  • May have a very low tolerance to heat
  • Somewhat long list of serious health concerns

Frengle Breed Description

The amount of Frengle information available remains sparse since this hybrid dog seems to have come late in the designer dog craze. What is known is that the Frengle is a small- to medium-sized dog that usually has the Beagle's eyes and large, floppy ears but the French Bulldog's slightly wrinkly face and broad snout. They also tend to have the Beagle's somewhat small body and the Frenchie's large paws. All of this adds up to a very cute dog whose exaggerated features make them undeniably cute!

These dogs are usually intelligent enough. As a puppy, your Frengle may take her time figuring out the world but even if she is a little difficult to train (and headstrong, which is almost a certainty), she'll come around in time. She will most likely be very curious and want to learn tricks to please you.

One thing will be for sure: she will want to accompany you everywhere. She may not like being picked up, but she probably won't hesitate to leap up on the couch, chairs and most anything to be with you. She'll want to make friends everywhere you two go, so be sure to keep her close or she may just find a new home too!

You'll find your Frengle will want the typical amount of exercise and activity. She'll need that daily walk, but she will also probably get a fair amount of exercise just exploring everything around her and keeping up with you throughout the day. She won't mind napping a good bit too, but usually only when you settle down for a while as well.

Frengle Size

Frengles are small hybrid dogs that come from small purebred parents. Although smaller is considered more desirable with this designer dog, there is basically just the one size. The typical Frengle, full-grown, tends to be anywhere from 18 to 30 pounds in weight and stand from 8 to 15 inches high. If they have more Beagle, the somewhat loose skin may make them look larger than they weigh, but if they have more Frenchie in them they will be a bit barrel-shaped and have a big head.

Average Adult Height

8-15 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

18-30 lbs

Frengle Temperament

The Frengle temperament is one that can encompass a wide range of personality traits due to the two very different dogs that are crossbred to create this humorously named hybrid. These dogs can be stubborn: French Bulldogs are highly intelligent and equally curious whereas Beagle tend to be scent hounds whose nose for trouble may be a bit much for their brain power. Beagles are usually very friendly because they are very trusting, and French Bulldogs more so because they are curious even if they are a bit more cautious.

Both breeds are moderate barkers, primarily when something unusual occurs or a stranger approaches. What all this means is that two Frengles may exhibit the same behavior that is nevertheless prompted by different reasons. In any case, patience when training is required.

You may find Frengles a bit easily prone to separation anxiety as both parent breeds are accustomed to human companionship. This should wear off as Frengles age, but when they are younger, it can cause anxiety and incessant barking in your absence.

Frengle Health

Most mixed breed dogs have hybrid vigor to help mitigate health problems. Frengles apparently get some benefit regarding this, but there is a significant number of possible problems — at least one of which is relatively particular to any Beagle hybrid: Beagle Dwarfism.

Other and more general concerns include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Joint problems
  • Ear infections
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Inner mouth concerns
  • Severe eye complications
  • Internal backbone ailments

Kept healthy and happy, however, your Frengle should live to the average life span of 12 to 15 years.

  • Beagle Dwarfism
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Cleft Palate
  • Ear Infections
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Joint Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease

Frengle Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Frengle as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry