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Billy (Dog standard)


Billy is a well constructed hound, strong, yet light; forequarters more powerful than hindquarters.


FCI-Standard N25 / 24.04.1997. / GB

BILLY

TRANSLATION : Mrs. Kincaid, brought up to date by Dr. Paschoud.

ORIGIN : France.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 28.12.1973.

UTILIZATION : Hound.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds.
Section 1.1 Large sized hounds. With working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Well constructed hound, strong, yet light; forequarters more powerful than hindquarters.

HEAD : Fairly fine, lean, of medium length.

CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Forehead slightly domed, not very broad; occipital protuberance perceptible.
Stop : Well defined.

FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Well developed, black or red-brown.
Muzzle : Rather square. Nasal bridge fairly broad; first straight, then slightly arched, moderately long.
Lips : Slightly or not at all in form of flews, the upper lip covering the lower without overhanging fleshiness; corner of the lips often visible.
Eyes : Alert, very open and dark, eyerims black or brown.
Leathers : Of medium size, set on relatively high for a French hound, rather flat, in the lower section turning slightly inwards.

NECK : Of medium length, rather round, somewhat strong; a slight dewlap is permitted.

BODY :
Back : Rather wide, strong, slightly arched.
Loin : Wide, slightly arched.
Croup : Sloping.
Chest : Very deep, quite narrow.
Ribs : Flat.
Flank : Fairly long, with a slight tuck-up.

TAIL : Long, strong, sometimes slightly feathered.

LIMBS

FOREQUARTERS : Strong, vertical stance, flat bones.
Shoulders : Fairly long, lying close to the chest.

HINDQUARTERS :
Thighs : Moderately muscled.
Hocks : Slightly bent, wide and strong.
Feet : Well developed, rather round; toes tight.

GAIT/MOVEMENT : Gallops easily.

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

COAT

HAIR : Short, harsh to the touch, often slightly coarse.

COLOUR : Pure white or milk-cofee white, or white with light orange or lemon patches or mantle.

SIZE : For dogs : 60-70 cm.
For bitches : 58-62 cm.

FAULTS : 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.

ELIMINATING FAULTS :
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.


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

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