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

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
12 - 15 yrs.
8 - 15 in.
18 - 30 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

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 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.

Frengle Health Concerns

Below are potential health concerns associated with Frengles.

Hip dysplasia
Ear infections
Von willebrand's disease
Patellar luxation
Beagle dwarfism
Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome
Cleft palate
Intervertebral disc disease

About this Article

Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:March 4, 2017