Frengle: French Bulldog and Beagle Mix A Complete Guide

French Bulldog and Beagle Mix

French Bulldogs and Beagles are both from a history of strong working dogs. However, where French Bulldogs quickly adapted to the luxury lifestyle and are more than happy to lounge around with their family.

Beagles still have quite a bit of their hunting personality in them. They both have some health issues but are easy to groom and great with the whole family. 


When they are bred together, you get a dog that is easy to groom and is a great family dog, without quite as many health problems. They are affectionate, smart, playful, and enjoy a good cuddle time as well as some exercise. 

To learn more about the French Bulldog, the Beagle, and their Frengle mix, keep reading.

The French Bulldog, Beagle, and Frengle Comparison Table


French BulldogFrengleBeagle
Height11-13 inches10-15 inches13-15 inches
Weight<28 pounds18-30 pounds20-30 pounds
Life Expectancy10-12 years12-15 years10-15 years
ColorsCream Brindle White Fawn Brindle and white Fawn and white White and brindleBrown Cream Black Mixed brown, cream, and black Spotted
Black Black and tan Black and white Blue Blue and white Brown Brown and white Lemon Lemon and white Red and black Red and white Tan Tan and white Black, white and tan
Coat TypeShort and smoothShort and smoothShort and smooth
Affection levelsVery lovingPretty lovingAveragely affectionate
Shedding LevelAverage sheddingAverage sheddingAverage shedding
TemperamentVery playful Average protectivenessPretty playful Less protectivePretty playful Less protective
Health IssuesHip dysplasia Patellar luxation Eye disorders Breathing problems Skin allergies Cardiac disordersHip dysplasia Hypothyroidism Epilepsy Ear infectionsHip dysplasia Patellar luxation Hypothyroidism
Epilepsy Eye disorders
TrainabilityPretty easy to trainAverage trainabilityAverage trainability
ExerciseAverage energy levelsCan be pretty high energyPretty high energy levels
Friendliness to PeopleVery friendlyAverage friendlinessAverage friendliness
Friendliness to DogsPretty good with other dogsPretty good with other dogsVery good with other dogs
Drooling LevelsAverage droolingLess droolingLittle to no drooling
Mental StimulationAverage mental stimulation requiredHigher mental stimulation requiredHigher mental stimulation required
Barking LevelBarks to alertAverage barking levelsPretty vocal
The French Bulldog, Beagle, and Frengle Comparison Table

About French Bulldogs

About French Bulldogs
French Bulldog

French Bulldogs are short dogs with flat faces that have a lot of breathing and overheating issues in the breed. They have short coats that don’t require a lot of grooming. They are small dogs, but sturdy and do well in households with children. 

They enjoy walks but don’t often need much more exercise than that. And they prefer spending time with their family members. 

These dogs are easily prone to obesity, as they tend to not be self-motivated when it comes to exercise, and would prefer to just lay around most of the time.

They need several walks throughout the day, and carefully monitored food to prevent too much weight gain. 

French Bulldogs were originally bred for bull-baiting, which is why they are short but stocky. However, when bull-baiting became illegal, rich families began to fall in love with the breed, and they became popular among those with a lot of money. Their smushed faces and large bat ears led to many finding them cute and puppy-like. 

About Beagles

About Beagles
Beagle Dog

Beagles actually come in two different sizes. They can actually be anywhere between 13 and 15 inches tall and weigh between 18 to 20 pounds.

The ones on the small end of the weight and size scale are in one category while all of the other sizes are in a second category. 

They originated in England as rabbit hunting dogs and are known to be howlers. They were used individually or in packs to hunt, as they could track anything from rabbits to pigs. 

Beagles get focused and can get lost while following a smell. They don’t necessarily mean to run away but get so caught up in tracking down an individual smell that they can travel great distances before they become aware of their surroundings again. For this reason, it is best to keep them on a leash. 

They are also prone to obesity, much like the French Bulldog. They are used to getting a lot of exercise throughout history, and as companion dogs, they easily eat too much without exercising off the excess. 

They are loud, and enjoy howling, but are poor guard or watch dogs. They enjoy meeting new people and at most, you will likely just get a friendly bark or two when a new friend approaches. 

These dogs are definitely not ones to be left alone for long periods. They will often howl for hours on end and get destructive.

It can be hard to train them out of, as they may only do it once you leave, so they are not recommended for a household that will be empty for a long period or that has a lot of close neighbors. 

About Frengle Dog Mix

When you mix a Beagle and a French Bulldog, you get a Frengle. They are cute, sweet dogs that mix the best of both parent breeds.

They are loving, great family pets that are also good guard dogs and can be a great addition to any sized household.

They are also easy to groom and require little maintenance. Both parents also have dry fur and don’t do well with excessive washing, so it is only on an ‘as-needed’ basis. 

However, you also get a lot of negatives of both parent breeds. The Frengle is a dog that does not do well at all being left alone in a home. They can also be very stubborn and hard to train if it isn’t done properly. 

They need a few walks a day and, if they don’t have the flat faces of a Frenchie, they may enjoy running, hiking, and even swimming with their family. A Frengle can easily overheat and needs a lot of cool shade and air conditioning. 

With proper training and socialization, these can be great dogs for anyone, as long as they aren’t willing to leave the dog alone for a long time. 

What is the Average Age for Frengles?

Most Frengles will live to around 12 to 15 years with proper diet and exercise and no serious health issues. 

What Size are Frengles?

Frengles have a wide size variety and are often somewhere between small and medium-sized. They are often between 10 and 15 inches tall and 18 to 30 pounds of healthy weight, depending on which parent they take after most. 

Are Frengles Prone to Obesity?

Frengles are heavily prone to obesity, as both of their parent breeds have been known to easily gain weight without proper care. They need a strict exercise regime, as well as proper diet and food monitoring. 

Conclusion

Frengles, like their parent breeds, can easily become overweight and need a lot of proper exercise and food monitoring to prevent obesity.

They may also have other health issues that can occur depending on which parent they take after the most, such as breathing issues from their French Bulldog parent. 

However, they are great for small apartments, as long as they get good exercise and lots of love. Their short fur makes them easy to take care of, and they can be great for first-time pet owners that are willing to do their research and invest a lot of time into their dog.