Reasons Why You Want a Frug in Your Life

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Frug DogThe Frug is a cross of a purebred French Bulldog and a purebred Pug, also known as the French Bulldog Pug Mix. It’s a small-sized dog breed at about 10 to 13 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing between 14 to 28 pounds. The lifespan of this crossbreed is around 9 to 15 years.

In this article, let’s get to know this breed and find out if it will be a good addition to your family.

First, what are Frug puppies?

This designer dog is a mix of two popular breeds: the French Bulldog and the Pug. It is uncertain where and when the French Bulldog and Pug hybrid first appeared, but it’s one of the more popular designer dogs around.

But what exactly makes this crossbreed endearing?

1. Frugs are good with kids of all ages.

Frenchie Pugs have a natural eager-to-please attitude and love to entertain when they have undivided attention. These dogs are patient, playful,and energetic, always looking for opportunities to make their human happy.

Here’s a video of a French Bulldog-Pug hybrid playing and entertaining its owner:

The calm and easygoing temperament of a Frug makes it naturally good with kids. However, you should still supervise playtime because the dog’s small body could easily be hurt by overly curious children.

2. They are devoted to their owners.

These hybrids crave attention love being with their humans, with or without anything to do. Don’t be surprised if the French Bulldog and Pug mix follows you around the house while you’re doing everyday tasks like cooking or making coffee.

Some Frenchie Pugs even watch their owners watch TV. This tendency to stick close to their human’s side makes the French Pug an excellent companion dog.

3. They are undeniably cute.

As mentioned above a full-grown Frenchie Pug is around 10 to 13 inches (25 to 33cm) in height and can weigh up to 14 to 28 lbs (9 to 11 kg). They are small dogs that have compact, well-muscled bodies with short curled tails.

It can be easy to predict how your Frug will look like as its parent breeds have similar facial features.

A French Bulldog and Pug mix is a brachycephalic breed, meaning it has a flat face and a short nose just like its parents. Frugs usually also have folds or wrinkles around their forehead and the area around their eyes. Their ears are upright, similar to that of a bat.

4. A Frug’s coat is low-maintenance.

Once-a-week brushing is enough for their short, fine, and glossy coats to stay healthy and shiny. French Pugs rarely shed fur, but this is not a hypoallergenic breed. French Bulldog and Pug hybrids may not be suitable for owners with allergies.

5. Frug dogs have a relatively long lifespan.

As mentioned in the first paragraph a French Bulldog-Pug cross has a lifespan of 9 to 15 years. Although some claim that hybrids are healthier than purebred dogs, it is still good to be aware of the health issues they may inherit from their parent breeds.

Here are common health issues Frugs may inherit:

  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) – a condition that causes short-nose dogs to have difficulties in breathing. You may find your pup catching their breath after exercise.
  • Atopic Dermatitis – a condition your French Bulldog and Pug mix may inherit due to the skin folds on their faces.
  • Eye problems such as entropion and dry eye due to their protruding eyes
  • Obesity – the Pug side of your puppy may inherit its appetite, so keep a close watch on its diet.

Proper diet and exercise for a French Bulldog and Pug mix

A French Pug should consume only 1.5 to 2 cups of high quality dry dog food divided into two meals a day. A 20-minute walk per day is also enough to keep them happy and in good shape.

6. Training your French Bulldog and Pug cross will never be boring.

Although these dogs love to please their owners, training a Frenchie Pug can be challenging as they can be stubborn. For this reason, this crossbreed may not be the best match for a first-time dog owner.

Starting training at a young age would definitely benefit this dog. Building good habits in Frug puppies ensures that they grow up to be well-behaved dogs.

It is important that they look at their trainer as the alpha leader of the pack, meaning they would have to see their trainer as “the boss.” Training should be fun yet firm. Be patient, calm, assertive and consistent when teaching your French Pug commands.

Where can I find Frugs for sale?

A Frug puppy’s price starts at $1200 to $2500. These puppies may be more expensive as they are one of the most popular designer dog breeds around.

Like with any crossbreed, finding a breeder that is focused on the French Bulldog-Pug mix might be challenging. You can check with breeders focused on the French Bulldog or the Pug.

Conclusion: is the French Bulldog and Pug Mix for you?

Cute, playful, and patient, the Frug is a devoted companion. They are also low-maintenance dogs that do not require much grooming and exercise.

However, they also require dedication and consistency when they are young and in training. This breed may be more suited for owners who have the patience to train dogs.

Frugs can also inherit several health issues from their parent breeds so they need an owner who is keen on going to the vet for health checks.

Do you have a Frenchie Pug? Comment below and share your experiences.

6 replies on “Reasons Why You Want a Frug in Your Life”

  • Zoe says:

    I’m sorry, but this article needs to either be taken down or majorly modified. It contains misinformation about these dogs. Although some might think they seem cute at first, they are a cross between two incredibly unethical dog breed standards. Ask yourself why you would willingly support the breeding of french bulldogs and pugs to a traditional breed standard as is, and then ask why on earth you would think crossing them would be in any way a good idea.
    You briefly mention potential health risks. This is not enough. ‘Frugs’ will (not “may”, WILL) inherit BOAS. This basically means that they cannot breathe properly. They WILL need surgery to correct this, and most likely to correct the dermatitis/infected skin folds on their faces. Not only will the owner have to “be keen” to visit the vet, they will have to have thousands of dollars saved and put aside for the inevitable surgeries that the dog WILL require throughout its life. These dogs posture is more often than not incorrect and they will inevitably develop severe arthritis, pain, and an inability to move properly in addition to not being able to breathe. In fact, french bulldogs have recently been declared to be “no longer typical dogs” due to their severe health issues, including the fact that they usually cannot even give birth naturally.
    If you are doing your research on what dog to buy by reading shallow, hollow articles like this I just want you to know I am horrified by you. And to the author of this page, shame on you for implying in any way that these dogs are ethical or fine to breed and buy. Its time we stood up to the dog breeding industry and stopped practicing and supporting borderline abusive breeding practices. I am a vet student and hear stories and see case studies every day about brachycephalic breeds in pain, having surgery and dying early. A vet I worked with in the past used to sadly joke about how she sees so many french bulldogs/pugs/etc that they have single-handedly paid for her retirement. It’s just depressing and sad and it makes me sick to see pages like this acting like they are all cute and happy. They aren’t. They are unhealthy, unethical and you would be better off not supporting any sort of designer breeding like this. It’s just sick.

  • Lisa bacon says:

    Lost my baby boy an yes I can provide a really loving home x

  • Rebecca palmer says:

    We had to have our Staffordshire bull terrier put to sleep when he was 14 due to pancreatic cancer and sadly me and the children just weren’t coping without him, we waited a year as grief took over and I couldn’t help but feel bad getting another dog. A year on from our cesars death we decided to start looking at pups, I scrolled through on a dog website and found puppies who looked very skinny and poorly so I decided I would be the one to save any that I could. I messaged the breeder and only 1 was left so I said I would take him. We got him insured straight away and had him seen by a vet who said actually he was in good health apart from being under weight, having fleas, worms and a slight skin reaction from not being looked after properly. He was put on some antibiotics and thankfully so far we’ve had no issues, he’s now 13 weeks and we would be lost without him. He is 7/8 pug and french bulldog, he’s very clingy and I can’t even go to the toilet without him being by my feet. He’s always on the go but sleeps like a baby all night, he’s very good with my children who’s ages range from 8-3. I would definitely recommend this breed to anyone with small children! We love you kartel

  • Frankie H unt says:

    I have 3 frug puppies all girls they are so adorable there colors are like the pug mom bit one is dark fawn like the French bulldog father

  • Phoenix says:

    @Zoe…. Not sure why you are so certain about you facts about the dogs WILL need XYZ and have XYZ problems. Seeing as how you said WILL and not maybe, I have to say your facts are INCORRECT. I have 2 and have raised 14 total and NOT ONE has all that you are so sure about!

    Fine breed and like any other breed you have to train them and take care of them

  • Jessica says:

    I currently have a frug and she is the light of my life. She is so sweet and so energetic. She barely even sheds. She is currently pregnant and due any day now. We are so excited!!!!

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