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The Frengle is a small to medium cross or mixed dog also known as the French Bulldog Beagle Mix. She is the offspring of two purebreds, the Beagle and the French Bulldog. She has talents in agility and a life span of 12 to 15 years. She can be a stubborn thing but is also very friendly and happy.
The Frengle is a great companion or family dog well suited to families with children, living in an apartment or house and being a watchdog is needed. She will need early socialization and training will need dedication and time. But with the right owners she will bring happiness to the home and offer her love and loyalty.
|Here is the Frengle at a Glance|
|Average height||8 to 15 inches|
|Average weight||18 to 30 pounds|
|Coat type||Short and fine or short to medium and rough|
|Grooming Needs||Low to moderate|
|Shedding||Low to moderate|
|Brushing||Twice a week|
|Tolerant to Solitude?||Low|
|Tolerance to Heat||Low to very good depending on which coat he has|
|Tolerance to Cold||Moderate|
|Good Family Pet?||Excellent|
|Good with Children?||Very good to excellent|
|Good with other Dogs?||Very good to excellent|
|Good with other Pets?||Good with socialization|
|A roamer or Wanderer?||Moderate to high|
|A Good Apartment Dweller?||Very good to excellent with his size|
|Good Pet for new Owner?||Good to very good but training could require experience or help|
|Exercise Needs||Fairly active|
|Tendency to get Fat||High|
|Major Health Concerns||Intervertebral disk disease, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS, Patellar Luxation, brachycephalic syndrome, Hemivertebra, von Willebrand's, Elongated Soft Palate,|
|Other Health Concerns||Hip dysplasia, ear infections|
|Life Span||12 to 15 years|
|Average new Puppy Price||$200 to $700|
|Average Annual Medical Expense||$460 to $560|
|Average Annual Non-Medical Expense||$385 to $485|
Where does the Frengle come from?
The Frengle is thought to have been first bred in the United States of America, the intention being to combine the best traits of two purebreds to create a great companion dog. She is a designer dog, a deliberately bred mixed dog. There are today a lot of different designer dogs out there, due in part to how popular some have proven to be amongst celebrities as well as the public. As big as this trend is though it is important that buyers understand that there are no guarantees with first generation offspring despite the promises that might be made. She could have the best of both parents but she could also be more of a mix and that is true for temperament and for looks. The popularity of these dogs has also attracted puppy mills and disreputable breeders so take care where you buy from. With little information on anything else about her origins we can look at the parents to have a better idea.
The French Bulldog
The Bulldog's origins are from England where he was bred into a toy sized version to be a companion and became well loved by lace workers who then emigrated to France. They took the small Bulldogs with them and he did well there, eventually coming to America in the late 1800s. It was also there that he got the nickname Frenchie that stays with him today.
He is today a loving and intelligent dog who loves to spend time with his family and with people around him. He loves to have fun and is quite easy going. He can be independent and stubborn and that makes him hard to get moving when he does not want to. He can also be territorial and possessive and does not like being left alone for long periods.
The Beagle's history is a little uncertain in some places as while we have reports of beagle like dogs from as far back as Roman times they were not the Beagles we know today. Used for hunting for a time they fell out of favor in the 18th century when foxhounds became popular and because Beagles were not that fast. However farmers continued to use them and that is what saved the breed. In the 1800s they were imported to America and there they were bred to be smaller.
Today the Beagle is a sweet dog, funny but also quite naughty! Training and socialization is important and since they love their food so much occasional treats to bribe them to be good is recommended!
The Frengle is an alert and friendly dog who is happy, social and playful. She can be gentle but also stubborn and she loves to chew. She is happy to snuggle with you and can be calm when indoors. She is a sweet dog who loves to have people around and does not like to be left alone for long periods. She likes to be active outside and is smart. She gets on well with everyone and is a good family dog and companion. She can be wary around strangers but is not aggressive, she will just need time to get used to them.
What does the Frengle look like
This dog is a small to medium sized dog weighing 18 to 30 pounds and standing 8 to 15 inches tall. She has the look of a Bulldog but her head tends to be more like a Beagle. Her nose is short and squared and ears hang down. Her coat can be fine and short like the French Bulldog's or Rough and coarse like the Beagle's. Common colors are black, tan, cream, golden, brown, brindle and white.
Training and Exercise Needs
How active does the Frengle need to be?
This is a fairly active dog so she will need regular exercise to remain happy and stay healthy. Her size means she can adapt fine to apartment living as long as she gets enough outside time each day – at least 30 minutes a day. She would also enjoy joining you for a jog, going to a dog park and playing games and having time off leash, going for a swim. Make sure her toys offer mental stimulation as well. Some of her indoor play will go towards her needs on top of the minimum 30 minutes outside. Access to a yard is not necessary for her to be happy but if there is one that would be something she would enjoy playing in.
Does she train quickly?
The Frengle is not easy to train so it will take time to get there. She is stubborn and training is moderately difficult. Ideally she need owners with experience or ones willing to get help when they need it. It will take patience and consistency keeping your tone firm and using positive techniques. Treats and food rewards are something she will appreciate and give her praise and encouragement not scolding and punishment. There are professional trainers and schools that can give you help. Early training and socialization are important to see that she becomes the best dog she can be.
Living with a Frengle
How much grooming is needed?
She does not need a lot of maintenance as she is low to moderate for shedding and does not need stripping or trimming. Brush her a couple of times a week and give her a bath just when she is dirty enough to need one. Some owners bathe their dogs too often not realizing they are drying out the natural oils from her skin. Use a dog shampoo when it is time. She should have her teeth brushed two to three times a week and her ears checked and wiped clean once a week. Her nails will need to be clipped when they get too long, this is something you can do yourself with knowledge and care or have a groomer take care of it for you.
What is she like with children and other animals?
She is very good with children and other dogs. She is playful, affectionate and gentle when needed. She can get along with both older and younger children but they should be taught how to play and touch her without hurting her. With other small animals and pets socialization will be helpful as she can tend to want to chase them.
The Frengle is alert and makes a good watchdog, able to let you know of intruders. She barks occasionally and will need to be fed 1 1/2 to 2 cups of good quality dry dog food split into at least two meals a day.
There are health issues that can be passed on from parent to offspring, for the Frengle these issues include Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, epilepsy, cleft palate, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS, Patellar Luxation, brachycephalic syndrome, Hemivertebra, von Willebrand's, Elongated Soft Palate, Hip dysplasia, ear infections and allergies. By only dealing with trustworthy breeders and asking for parental health clearances you have more chance of having a healthy dog. This is also true if you visit the puppy before buying to see the conditions she is kept in.
Costs involved in owning a Frengle
The Frengle puppy at the moment can cost between $200 to $700. Other costs come to $455 to $500. That will get you blood tests, deworming, vaccinations, spaying, chipping, crate, carrier, collar and leash. Annual costs for medical needs like check ups, vaccinations, pet insurance and flea prevention come to between $460 to $560. Annual costs for non-medical needs like treats, food, toys, license and training come to between $385 to $485.
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