Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Billy

Billy


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
28.12.1973.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Hound.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.1Scenthounds, Large-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. Kincaid, brought up to date by Dr. Paschoud.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Billy originated in the 19th Century in Western Central France. They were created by combining a number of hound breeds which are now all extinct. They were, and still are, used to hunt roe deer and wild boar in packs. The Billy was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Well constructed hound, strong, yet light; forequarters more powerful than hindquarters.
UKC
A large, well constructed hound, strong yet light.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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UKC
Difficult off lead, and extremely fast. Intelligent and courageous, and they can be other dog aggressive.

HEAD

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FCI
Fairly fine, lean, of medium length.
UKC
Fairly fine, lean, and of medium length.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Forehead slightly domed, not very broad; occipital protuberance perceptible.
UKC
Forehead slightly domed, and not very broad. The occipital crest is prominent. The stop is well defined.

Stop

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FCI
Well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Well developed, black or red-brown.
UKC
Well developed, and black or red brown in color.

Muzzle

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FCI
Rather square. Nasal bridge fairly broad; first straight, then slightly arched, moderately long.
UKC
Rather square, and moderately long, with upper lips that cover the lower lips, but are not pendulous or thick.

Lips

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FCI
Slightly or not at all in form of flews, the upper lip covering the lower without overhanging fleshiness; corner of the lips often visible.

Jaws/Teeth

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UKC
The Billy has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite. A slight overshot bite is acceptable.

Eyes

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FCI
Alert, very open and dark, eyerims black or brown.
UKC
Alert, very open, and dark with black or red brown eyerims.

Ears

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UKC
Medium in size, and set on relatively high for a French hound. They are rather flat and the ends turn in slightly.

Leathers

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FCI
Of medium size, set on relatively high for a French hound, rather flat, in the lower section turning slightly inwards.

NECK

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FCI
Of medium length, rather round, somewhat strong; a slight dewlap is permitted.
UKC
Strong, rather round, and of medium length. A slight dewlap is accepted.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is very deep, and quite narrow. The ribs are flat. The back is rather wide, strong and lightly arched. The loin is wide and slightly arched, and the croup is sloping. The flank is fairly long and has a slight tuck up.

Back

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FCI
Rather wide, strong, slightly arched.

Loin

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FCI
Wide, slightly arched.

Croup

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FCI
Sloping.

Chest

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FCI
Chest: Very deep, quite narrow.
Ribs: Flat.

Flank

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FCI
Fairly long, with a slight tuck-up.

TAIL

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FCI
Long, strong, sometimes slightly feathered.
UKC
The tail is long, strong, and is sometimes slightly feathered.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, vertical stance, flat bones.
UKC
The shoulder blades are clean and fairly long.

Shoulder

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FCI
Fairly long, lying close to the chest.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Strong and vertical, with flat bone.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are rather round, with tight toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Well developed, rather round; toes tight.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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UKC
The thighs are moderately muscled. The hocks are slightly bent, wide and strong.

Thigh

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FCI
Moderately muscled.

Hock

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FCI
Slightly bent, wide and strong.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Gallops easily.
UKC
Gallops easily.

SKIN

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FCI
White, sometimes with deep brown or almost black spots; supple and fine.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, harsh to the touch, often slightly coarse.
UKC
Short and harsh.

COLOUR

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FCI
Pure white or milk-cofee white, or white with light orange or lemon patches or mantle.
UKC
Pure white or off white, with or without orange or lemon patches or mantle.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

For dogs 60-70 cm.
For bitches 58-62 cm.
UKC
Height for males is 23.5 to 27.5 inches at the withers. For females, it is 22.5 to 24.5.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Nasal bridge too short, too long or too slim.
  • Pronounced overshot mouth; such a dog must be stristly disqualified; however a dog with a slightly overshot mouth (1/2 cm) has not to be eliminated.
  • Black or red hair.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Black or red hair. Pronounced overshot bite.
Teeth: Pronounced overshot bite.
Color: Black or red hair.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.