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Billy Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Billy so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance flagFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Billy have?
Chien de France-Comte
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?

Billy Size and Weight

Is a Billy small, medium or large dog?

How big do Billy get?

What is the average size of a Billy?

How much does the Billy weigh? How much should a Billy weight? What is the normal weight of a Billy? How much does a full-grown Billy weight?
Male: 61-70 pounds (27-31 kg) Female: 52-61 pounds (23-27 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Billy?
Male: 65.5 pounds (29 kg) Female: 56.5 pounds (25 kg)
How tall is the Billy? Billy height:
Male: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm) Female: 23–24 inches (58–62 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Billy?
Male: 26 inches (65 cm) Female: 23.5 inches (60 cm)

Billy Price and Availability

How much does the Billy puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Billy in the United States? How much money is a Billy?

Where to buy a Billy with a good pedigree?

Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Billy. If you have a Billy for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Billy gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Billy? How many Billy are there in the world?
Average: The Billy is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Billy Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Billy? Is the Billy breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Billy dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Billy is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Billy dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Billy?
Billy dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Billy good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Billy dogs are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Billy dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Billy dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.

Billy Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Billy have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Billy sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Billy dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Billy a good family dog?
Average: Billy dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chien de France-Comte need? Billy social needs:
Billy dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Billy to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Billy roam?
Billy dogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Billy have high prey drive?
Billy dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Billy dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Billy Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Billy is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Billy dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Chien de France-Comte bark?
Average to High: The Billy is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Billy good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Billy in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Billy indoors.

Billy Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Billy dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Billy be left alone? How long can you leave a Billy alone?
Billy dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Billy Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Billy has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Billy? How much bite force does a Billy have? How strong is a Billy bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Billy bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Billy measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Billy is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Billy bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Billy bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Billy puppy not to bite from an early age.

The Billy, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

In conclusion, while the Billy bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Billy can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.

Biting Potential
Do Billy bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chien de France-Comte? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Billy? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Billy has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Billy do?
Billy dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Billy dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Billy Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Billy dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Billys are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Billy breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Billy see the vet?
The Billy should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Billy dogs live? How old can a Billy be? What is the age limit of the Billy? How many years can the oldest Billy live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Billy?

How long is the lifespan of a Billy?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Billy: 13 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.

Billy Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Billy have? What is the activity level of the Billy?
Billy dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Billy need? How much exercise do Billy dogs require per day?

Do Billy dogs need a lot of exercises?

Billy dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Billy breed need?
Billy dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.

Billy Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Billy need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Billy breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Billy? How much food should I feed my Billy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Billy risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Billy's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Billy weight regularly.

Billy Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Billy have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Billy coats?
White Yellow
How to groom the Billy and how often? How often should I take my Billy to the groomer?
Effortless: The Billy requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Billy is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Billy dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chien de France-Comte? Do Billy dogs shed a lot?
Billy dogs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Billy need a bath? How often should you give a Billy a bath? Can I bathe my Billy every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Is the Billy breed hypoallergenic?
Billy dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Billy has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Billy drool?
The Billy is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Billy Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Billy dogs get along with other pets? Are Billy dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Billy dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Billy temperament with other people:
Billy dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Billy dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Billy temperament with children:
Billy dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Billy dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Billy breed live with a cat?
Billy dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Billy good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Billy dogs get along with other dogs?
Billy dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Billy can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Billy breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Billy breed suitable for first-time owners?
Billy dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Billy dogs good office canines? Do Billy dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Billy is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Billy dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chien de France-Comte temperament with senior people? Are Billy dogs good for elderly owners?
Billys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Billy As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Billy be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Billy is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Billy be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Billy be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Billy is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Billy be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Billy is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Billy be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Billy is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Billy be a boat dog?

Not really

Billy breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Billy be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Billy is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Billy dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Billy Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Billy pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Billy breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Billy: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Billy have in a litter? How many puppies can the Billy breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Billy have? How many puppies can a Billy give birth to?
4-5 puppies

Billy Recognition

AKC Group
Is Billy recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Billy recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.

Billy Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Billy dogs have great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Billys are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Billy requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Billy dogs are low shedders.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Billy dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Child Friendly: Billy dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Billy dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Billys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Billy dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Billy dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Billy's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Watchdog Ability: Billy dogs are not the best watchdogs.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Billy dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Billy is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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