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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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Billy
OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Billy have? The dog breed also known as...
Chien de France-Comte
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
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.
Price
How much does the Billy puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Billy price:
Unknown
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.

Billy General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Billy size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Billy weigh? Billy weight:
Male: 61-70 pounds (27-31 kg) Female: 52-61 pounds (23-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Billy? Billy average weight:
Male: 65.5 pounds (29 kg) Female: 56.5 pounds (25 kg)
Height
How tall is the Billy? Billy height:
Male: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm) Female: 23–24 inches (58–62 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Billy average height:
Male: 26 inches (65 cm) Female: 23.5 inches (60 cm)

Billy Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Billy have? What does this canine coat look like?
GlossyHarsh
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Billy's coat?
WhiteYellow
Grooming
How to groom the Billy and how often?
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? Billy shedding level:
Billys 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.

Billy Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Billy have? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentCunning
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Billy? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Billy's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Billy dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Billys are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Billy is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Billy sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Billys don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household 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?
Billys are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chien de France-Comte need? Billy social needs:
Billys need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Billy dogs bark a lot? 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Billy good as a watchdog?
Billys 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.
Territorial
Do Billy dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Billys 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 his territory in every situation.
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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Billy do?
Billys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Billys need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Billy to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Billy roam?
Billys 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?
Billys 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.
Apartment Friendly
Is Billy good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Billys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Billys adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Billys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Billy dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Billy Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Billys are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Billy dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Billy and children:
Billys 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?
Billys 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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Billys 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.
Office Friendly
Are Billys good office dogs? Do Billys make good office friendly dogs? Can Billys be office dogs?
No
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.
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?
Billys are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Billy breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Billys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Billy be a service dog?
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?
Not really
This breed 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 to 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
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
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Billy is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Billy Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Billy dogs have health problems?
Billys are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Billy dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Billy be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Billy breed hypoallergenic?
No
Billys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Billy have?
Billys are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Billy dogs require per day?
Billys 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 this fido need?
Billys don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Billy need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
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's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
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 Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Billy have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-5 puppies

Billy Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Billy's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Billys are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Billy requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Billys are low shedders.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Billys tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Child Friendly: Billys are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Billys are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Billys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Billys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Billys are not the best watchdogs.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Billys 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Billys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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