Features of the breed
History of Origin
Dogs of this breed are descended from the royal hound. The latter representatives were popular with the monarchs, as they were very beautiful, intelligent, and loyal. In addition to the royal hound, Larry, Montebeuf, and Seris were also involved in the creation of Billy. After the Revolution in France, there was a disbanding of hunting dogs. Gaston Hueblo Deux Rivaux saved the blood and bred a new breed as similar as possible to her ancestors.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
Billys range in color from white to “coffee and milk,” with occasional red markings. The dog’s eyes are large and dark in color. The nose lobe is black and small in size. The ears are floppy, pointed at the ends. Representatives of the breed with a strong body and neck. The paws are rounded, and the limbs of Billy are long and powerful.
These dogs have a long head, the back of the nose is quite wide. The tail is mobile, set low, long enough. Sports physique allows the dog to show its best side in working conditions.
Billy is a breed with a balanced and calm character. Pets are distinguished by obedience and obedience. The dog is proud, so you should not hurt him. Billys quickly become attached to their family and are ready to spend time with their owner all the time.
Do not leave your pet with friends or alone. Billys have a ringing voice, and animals whine loudly when bored or depressed. Members of the breed show independence and tend to take the lead when working in a group. Dogs are wary of strangers and do not tolerate large groups of strangers.
Billy does not live in an apartment. Representatives of the breed do not feel well in urban areas, so it is advisable to keep the dog in a country. Billy has a medium-length coat and needs to be brushed regularly.
Billy needs physical and intellectual exercise to feel good. The dog needs lots of walks. Take care of your dog’s eyes and ears. Accumulated dirt should be removed regularly to prevent the development of infections.
Ensure the dog’s kennel is of sufficient size – the resting place for Billy should be comfortable. Ideally, please keep your dog in a large area so he can run around and develop guarding skills. If space is insufficient, provide long walks for your dog.
Billy is easy to train and learns commands quickly. It’s important to socialize your dog early, especially if there are other animals in the house. By nature, Billy may perceive cats and small dogs as prey. Therefore, be careful and make sure the dog does not hurt small pets.
He should be taken regularly to hunt and train his chasing skills. Training your puppy should begin with basic commands, gradually increasing in complexity. Try to diversify your dog’s exercises so he won’t be bored. Don’t raise your voice if he’s not able to complete a task. Brute force is strictly forbidden since it may damage his psyche. Reward your dog for his achievements. Praise and tasty treats are the best motivation for this breed.
Billy’s health is quite good. Of the common ailments of note are:
- hip dysplasia;
- diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
- eye problems.
If allergies occur, identify the source and eliminate it to prevent complications. Keep an eye on your dog’s musculoskeletal system and joints.
Your dog must get enough vitamins and minerals. Give meat, fruit, grains, and cereals. Supplements in the form of vitamin complexes aren’t superfluous. Billys aren’t picky eaters, but make sure the food is fresh. You can feed your dog ready-made dry food. Do not mix them with natural food; this can lead to an upset stomach. The dog should have access to freshwater.