Get to know the Billy
All you need to know about the breed
Lean, large and very, very fast, Billy dogs are a rare breed, both in terms of numbers and their devoted, obedient character.
Pack animals by nature and so both comfortable with other animals and their humans, the Billy breed is, quand même, a dog with a job to do, a trait they exhibit even when not on the scent of their quarry. As such, they have a strong prey instinct and are not recommended for households with smaller animals, cats included. And, while the Billy hound is known for their gentle, kind disposition, they can sometimes assert themselves with their packmates and other animals if given the chance. Known to do well with children, their size still necessitates supervision – a Billy could knock over small ones by accident.
Very clever, which can make the Billy breed challenging to train, repetition, clear boundaries (and treats) will be your best friends. This would not be a great canine choice for a first-time or non-experienced owner, and is not suited to apartment living at all. Lots of space, please.
While those striking off-white coats look soft to the touch, they are, in fact, coarse, well adapted to the outdoors where these active dogs would spend most of their time given the opportunity. Billy dogs need a decent amount of exercise each day and will positively thrive with an owner who loves to run as much as they do.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Billy