Also known as the Freagle or Freagle Hound, the Freagle is a cross between the French Bulldog and Beagle breeds. The Freagle tends to have the stature of its French Bulldog parent while retaining the shape of the head of the Beagle. Their nose is a little shorter but squarer than a Beagle, but the ears look much like a Beagle’s. The Freagle’s coat can be a short and fine coat like the French Bulldog or a rough coat like the Beagle. Common Freagle coat color patterns include black, white, brown, golden, cream, brindle, merle, black and tan, speckled, and spotted variations.
The Freagle is an affectionate little breed that is social, intelligent, alert, and playful; so much so that they get along well with adults, children, and other pets. They might be wary of new faces though but wouldn’t be aggressive to them. The Freagle’s inherit friendliness makes them more of a hindrance at being a good guard dog. However, their attentiveness, alertness in attitude, and their instinct to bark at anything strange have made them okay watchdogs.
They are an active breed and therefore aren’t likely to find them sitting lazy or idle. Since this breed has parents with varied and wide-ranging temperaments, you might only be able to get a hint of the temperament of your Freagle puppy until it has matured a little.
Due to their activity level, Freagles need daily walks, jogging, or a stroll to the dog park for mental stimulation. They are a very active breed with high energy levels that will require ample opportunities to run and play. This breed can excel at agility training and would cherish having a job to do. If your Freagle has taken more after the Beagle parent, it would need some space to run around and play such as a safe and small yard to play.
The Freagle’s coat is short and easily maintainable. You can brush their coat twice a week to keep it clean and retain the sheen.
Freagles are moderately easy to train but might show signs of stubbornness from time to time so patience and consistency is important. As with other breeds, socialization, housebreaking, and supervision at a young age are important.
Clubs, Registries & Associations
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on a particular puppy.)
- American Canine Hybrid Club
- Designer Breed Registry
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club
- Dog Registry of America, Inc.
- International Designer Canine Registry
Average Weight: 18-30 lbs.
Personality Traits: Social, playful, active
Country of Origin: United States