Other name: Chien de France-Comte

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Life expectancy

The Billy has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 23 and 24 in
Male Between 24 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 73 and 77 lb
Male Between 73 and 77 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Very short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Billy

Billy: Origins and history

The Billy was first bred in the 1800s. It is named after the Château de Billy, in Poitou. The breeder (Monsieur Gaston Hublot de Rivault) bred a succession of native hounds to deliberately bring about a dog with the distinctive pale colourings of the Billy. Only two dogs of the breed survived World War 2. To this day it remains a rare breed. 

FCI classification of the Billy

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Billy

Billies are notoriously difficult to train due to their having a short span of attention. They can be tempted back to class with treats. 

Billy: Purchase price

As a rare breed, an average price for purchase of a Billy puppy is not available. It will cost £50 to £80 per month to care for this breed.

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