Billy

origin-iconOrigin:  France

group-iconDog Breed Group: Hunting Dog

life-iconLife Span: 12-14 years

weight-iconWeight: Male: 65.5 pounds (29 kg) Female: 56.5 pounds (25 kg)

height-iconHeight: Male: 26 inches (65 cm) Female: 23.5 inches (60 cm)

Origin of Name:   The Billy is a large scenthound originating from central western France.

Billy Dog Breed
SizeTemperamentSheddingDroolingMonthly keeping cost
Large Zero
High
Negligible
Hair Everywhere
Zero
Excess
Premium*Standard*

About Billy

  • Life Span*12-14 years
  • Getting a puppy homeAverage
  • Popularity
    Star Super star
  • Availability
    Rare Easy to get
Introduction

The history of the scented hunter has been recorded since medieval times, when monks from St. Hubert's Monastery, Belgium called the dogs of Gaul (now France) as brilliant hunters, slow but deliberate hunters, capable trackers with a bold voice has developed. An impressive presence. Considered to be one of the most beautiful of all French dog breeds, the Billy breed, also known as the Chien de France-Comte, is the last dog breed to descend from a large aromatic hound, which was fashionable with French royalty from the reign . For King Francois I of the time of the reign of King Louis XIV.

History

The King's White Dog was the ancestor of Chien Blanc du Roy Billy and the breeds formed its lineage. The Kings White Dogs were used as pack hunters by the French royalty for centuries. During the French Revolution, in the 1700s, the royal pax was dissolved and the King's White Dog would eventually disappear as a breed, but it passed on its genes to other species, which later became its prey. Excellent hunting dogs were developed in them.

The earliest history of the Billy breed can be traced to mid-western France in the 19th century. The king's white dog was being reared at the time with small Swiss wounds to produce a new type of dog, Seris. With the genes of this magnificent hunter, combined with the genes of the Montambouf and Lair breed, Gaston Hublot du Rivelt created the first billy dog ​​at the Chato du Billy in Poito, France. The new breed was named for its place of origin. Billy's early ancestry gave birth to a dog, in this new breed, with speed and excellent scent ability, as well as an incredible flexibility and luck of soul. Billy was used, as its successors were, in previous centuries, in packs for hunting roe deer and wild boar.

These scented wounds, particularly used in the development of the billy breed, were used for their brilliance in specific hunting areas. Montembe was known for his wild boar hunting skills and for his large but elegant body; It had strong bones, muscular limbs, and a pretty pretty stripe from the white coat often wrapped with orange patches. The serie was used to breed the Billy breed because of its excellent ability to hunt green and wolf, and Leary was important to Billy's growth due to his deep nose. From these big dog breeds, Billy will see its origins. The earliest lesions used in Billy's manufacture were of pure French blood, making the Billy breed an aristocratic and true smelling hound without the external genetic effects of other hound types.

Since his concept, Billy successfully faced predators for decades in rural areas throughout France. So well established was it a new breed in the 19th century, until 1886 the first breed standard was written for Billy. Billy grew up as a beautiful and talented dog and became popular in France not only for his hunting skills, but because of his breathtaking appearance and pleasing nature.

Sadly, there was catastrophe and catastrophe all over the world in the early 20th century. Many dog ​​breeds could not survive these wars, and many that were nearly extinct by the end of the Second War. Billy was no exception to this regrettable fate. During the wars, Billy's numbers had decreased dramatically, and by the end of World War II, only ten members of the Billy breed had survived. The Billy breed was revived in the later 20th century by the son of the original founder of the breed, du Revolt; Through reproduction of the last remaining specimens. It is thought that the Harrier and Poitwin Hounds would also have been used in the revival of the Billy breed at this time.

Thankfully, through the efforts of dedicated breed enthusiasts over the past few decades, the billy population is no longer in danger of extinction. The breed is still very rare outside of its native France, although Billy is still highly valued in his homeland and is still used for his original purpose as a packet hunter at the present time. The Billy breed was recognized as a unique and distinct breed in 1973 by the Federation Synthological Internationale (FCI) and later in 1996 by the United Kennel Club (UKC).

Although not a "popular" dog breed, Billy is still considered an excellent and priceless hunter, often seen along the French countryside in search of deer and wild boar to date. Pax and his restrained personality breed ability to successfully hunt makes Billy a fantastic hunting companion and a happy companion dog.

General Appearance

A stylish and noble hunter of noble blood; Billy is beautiful, powerful and well built. Large in size, but lean and lightweight. Billy is solidly built with strong bones and well-developed muscles. The breed has an elegant yet athletic appearance. Billy is of typical hound appearance; Floppy ears, a cautious expression, and sleek fur; However, Billy's most outstanding feature is its stunning off-white coat. The billy breed can grow up to 23 to 27 inches long at the withers, and weigh between 52 and 70 pounds.

The head of the billy dog ​​is of medium length, with a domed forehead and a well-defined stop. Billy's eyes are alert and open, eyes are Billy's from the dark rims that give Billy a strange expression. The bridge of Billy's nose is wide; The nose is well developed and is black or reddish brown in color. The breed has a square muzzle, medium in length and straight. Billy's upper lip covers the lower part but does not hang excessively. Ears are high and medium-sized, flat and slightly curved inward.

Billy has a neck that is moderately long, powerful, and sometimes has a mild dew. The neck carries long shoulders that are close to the body and have a strong foreleg. Billy is in the form of a back, broad and faintly arched with a thin but deep chest and flat ribs. Billy's lanyard is wide and arched, leading to well-developed handicums, with the thighs solidly muscled and the hawk which is slightly folded, but strong and wide. The round legs are tight and well developed. Billy's tail is powerful and long, some feathers may appear in the fur covering the tail.

Billy keeps a short coat with the skin visible at the bottom. The skin is soft and often all white, but may show spots that are dark brown or black. The short coat is formed of thick hair that can feel stiff when touched but the appearance of the fur is shiny. The colors of Billy Dog Breed's coat are pure white, milk-coffee white, and off-white; A white base with light orange or lemon spots, patches, or mantle may also be displayed. Billy's muscular but lean body structure, as well as the color and length of the coat make Billy look elegant and sleek, a truly beautiful breed dog.

Pros - Cons
Pros
This breed is intelligent and easy to train and requires minimum grooming.
Cons
This breed is prone to allergies, are not great watchdogs and have severe seperation anxiety.
Breeding

The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days

The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch's discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.

Billy Grooming

The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days

The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch's discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.

Billy Training

Billy Nutrition

This breed is classified as "somewhat active", but is an average. Long segments of quiet activity are often spread with brief bursts of high activity, often simply moving around the house or yard. In addition to walking, daily play sessions are required. Another dog can be a good exercise partner, but they will still need quality play time with his owner. A fence-backed backyard is a good idea; Bichons are surprisingly fast, and if someone makes a dash for freedom, it can be difficult to catch or call you back. They enjoy obedience, agility and participating in rally competitions.

Billy Exercise

They should perform well on high quality dog ​​food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your vet. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog's calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog's weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.

Billy Health

The life expectancy of the billy breed is 10 to 14 years. They are of a healthy and warm breed. The only real health concern for the breed is cold and bronchitis, as the coat is short and fine, providing protection from harsh weather conditions; Therefore, Billy should be kept indoors during the chilly season. In addition, ear infections can be a concern for the breed as they hang signature hound drop ears that can and do accumulate dirt. If these thoughts are taken seriously and the dog is prevented from exposure to cold weather and ears are regularly examined, Billy must live a long and healthy life.