The Billy was originated from Central western France in nineteenth century. This dog is a combination of Large, Montemboeuf and Ceris breeds
which are now inactive. For the Billy
the foxblood has been introduced to keep bloodlines fresh. At first the Billy's were bred by Monsieur Gaston Hublot du Rivault in Poitou at the Chateau de Billy. In 1886 the breed standard was established.
Billy's have short, thin, glossy and stiff coat. These dogs
are mainly used for hunting to track wild Boar and Roe deer. These dogs are large, tall and having lot of stamina at the time of working.
Available in white with orange or yellow spots.
The height of dogs varies from 60-70cm and the bitches are 58-62cm.
The weight varies from 52-70 lbs.
A healthy Billy
lives 12-13 years.
The Billy is not suitable for apartment or city life and best in outdoor. It needs a lot of exercise, like most large hounds they are extremely fast and difficult off the lead. Billy's dog
are courageous and very intelligent and have been known to compete in obedience with other dogs. Billy
's are quarrelsome or argumentative with pack, melodious voice. They need little grooming and very easy to train. They are compatible with children and family.