Bully Kutta vs Billy - Breed Comparison | MyDogBreeds

Bully Kutta is originated from India but Billy is originated from France. Bully Kutta may grow 21 cm / 9 inches higher than Billy. Bully Kutta may weigh 58 kg / 128 pounds more than Billy. Bully Kutta may live 3 years less than Billy. Bully Kutta may have more litter size than Billy. Bully Kutta requires Low maintenance. But Billy requires Moderate maintenance

Basic Information

Group:
Miscellaneous dogs
Hound dog
Origin:
India
France
Height Male:
81 - 89 cm
31 - 36 inches
58 - 68 cm
22 - 27 inches
Height Female:
77 - 89 cm
30 - 36 inches
56 - 66 cm
22 - 26 inches
Weight Male:
70 - 90 kg
154 - 199 pounds
22 - 32 kg
48 - 71 pounds
Weight Female:
67 - 90 kg
147 - 199 pounds
20 - 29 kg
44 - 64 pounds
Life Span:
8 - 12 Years
12 - 15 Years
Litter Size:
5 - 10
3 - 5
Size:
Giant dog
Giant dog
Other Names:
Indian Alangu Mastiff, Pakistani Mastiff
Chien de France-Comte
Colors Available:
Brindle, White, Fawn, Brown
White or off-white; may have orange or lemon patches or mantle.
Coat:
Short and smooth
harsh, short
Shedding:
Moderate
Moderate
Temperament:
Affectionate, Aggressive, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Curious, Energetic, Friendly, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Protective, Responsive, Social, Stubborn, Territorial
Alert, Courageous, Friendly, Independent, Intelligent, Loyal, Outgoing, Stubborn
Grooming:
Low maintenance
Moderate maintenance
Trainability:
Moderate
Moderate
Hypoallergenic:
No
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
No
Yes

History

bully kuttaThis well built, powerful dog breed is also known as Indian Alangu Mastiff or Pakistani Mastiff. These dogs come from the Punjab and Sindh region of the Indian subcontinent. It is believed that mastiff dogs came with British soldiers during the British invasion, however English Mastiffs, Bulldogs, Bull Terriers and Great Danes are seen as potential ancestors of this large dog.

There are disputes about the country of origin of this breed, and some people claim that the dog comes from India, while others say it comes from Pakistan. Certainly in Pakistan these dogs are still used for fighting.

The Billy (or Billie) Dog is a rare breed developed in France and mostly still only found in France. Created in the 19th century by Monsieur Gaston Hublot de Rivault and named after his home, Chateau de Billy, he is hunting dog of high quality. The Billy dog was developed by crossing the Poitevin’s original three lines – the Larrye, the Ceris and the Montemboeuf. In developing the Billy, Rivault favored the colors found in the Ceris and Montemboeuf strains as opposed to the tricolors of the Larrye strain. The Billy is a scent hound from all the lines leading back to the monks of the Saint Hubert Monastery in the middle ages, in Belgium, then refined in Gaul (France). The Billy line was considered the most elegant French breed and they were the last breed to come from that large scent hound type that the French nobility and royalty loved to breed.

In 1886 the Federation Cynoloquique Internationale established the standard for the Billy breed. The breed was a great hunter with resilience, speed, scenting and fortitude. The Billy hunted in large packs in pursuit of Wild Boar and Roe Deer. This was accomplished by the crossing of great hunters developed for their specific skills. The Ceris was amazing in its skill to hunt down wolves and hares. The Montemboeuf was a large, elegant dog that hunted wild boar and Larrye for his strong scent ability. Since these three breeds were true French breeds, the Billy was a true aristocratic scent hound in a pure scent hound line.

This gregarious, handsome dog became extremely popular in France in the 19th century. Unfortunately, the World Wars of the 20th century would take their toll on this rare breed and they were almost extinct by the late 1900’. There were only two hounds left by the end of the Second World War. Anthony Rivault, the son of Gaston, set about saving the breed by incorporating the lines of Harrier, the Poilevin and the Porcelaine with the two remaining hounds. From there the breed has been revived and is no longer on the verge of extinction. They are still rare and certainly not “popular”, but they are excellent hunters, especially hunting in packs. Today they are considered one of the breeds used to develop the Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange in France and there are several packs that hunt roe deer in France, while a couple packs are used to hunt wild boar.

Description

bully kutta puppyThe Bully Kutta is a big, heavy, muscular dog, standing at roughly 81 – 89cm and weighing in at 70–90kg. He isn’t particularly good with children or with other pets simply because the dog is aggressive by nature. If you do opt for this large breed, you’re going to need a large garden and he is going to require a lot of exercise.

This is a dog breed that is going to require socialization and training if you want him to be obedient and calm, as he is inclined to be a dominating breed. He’s an intelligent dog and when well trained, he makes a splendid pet with firm, fair owners.

The Bully Kutta has a large, broad head which is supported by a thick well-muscled neck. The skin around his lower jaw is loose. The ears are short, set high and are mostly cropped, but other times they are left to flop over. The tail is sometimes docked but these days mostly left long and tapered.

He has a short smooth coat and is essentially white in color although the coat can also be fawn, brown, black or brindle.

The Billy dog is powerful, beautiful and built extremely well. He is large but he should also be light weight and lean. He has an athletic look, powerful muscles, and strong bones. He has floppy ears, dark eyes with dark rims and a white coat. This breed has a medium size head with a domed forehead and square muzzle. The ears are high on the head, flat and floppy while the neck is long and strong. Shoulders are also long and the back broad, the thighs muscular and the feet round. He has a long fluffy tail. The coat is short and can be seen through to the skin. He has white skin with brown spots and the fur is white or off white. The females are smaller than the males. He is a great family companion as well as a hunter. They have high pitched voices and they can be howlers. They have a strong prey drive and are great hunters. They can be great companion dogs for any family, just watch them with small children and small animals. They are big enough to need a lot of space and a lot of exercise. Scent hounds can be stubborn, and that trait is not lost on the Billy dog.

Health Problems

bully kutta dogYour Bully Kutta is generally a healthy dog and not often affected by hereditary diseases, but with giant breeds such as this you will have to look out for diseases common to large dogs.

Typical illnesses to watch out for will include hip dysplasia, arthritis, skin allergies and bloat.

Hip Dysplasia:

This is an inherited condition where the hip joint is improperly formed. For your Bully Kutta it causes wear and tear as well as stiffness in the hips and your dog battles to rise after lying down.

Arthritis:

Arthritis in your dog can be managed but it can cause a lot of discomfort for him. This inflammation of the joints can cause pain and stiffness. It is more often seen in older dogs. It can also start at an early age because of problems with bone and joint development and abnormal rubbing within the joint.

Today there are a number of therapy options that can bring some kind of relief to your dog.

Despite their history of almost becoming extinct the Billy dog is a hearty and healthy group. They do tend to get Bronchitis and colds due to the short, thin coat. Keep them indoors during winter. Another area of concern is the ears. They are prone to ear infections so keep their ears clean. They should not be exposed to cold weather. The Billy life expectancy is 10-14 years which is very good for such a large dog.

Caring The Pet

Grooming:

bully kutta puppiesThe short coat is low maintenance and as a moderate shedder too, all that is required really is to give your Bully Kutta a good brush twice a week to keep the coat in good condition.

Brush his teeth 2 or 3 times a week with special canine-toothpaste and toothbrush to prevent plaque build-up. He’s a drooler too, so you will need to wipe his face and maybe your clothes of slobber from time to time.

Diet:

This strong, muscular dog of yours will require an excellent diet. It’s always wonderful if you can give him home-made food such as vegetables, rice and meat. These days you get excellent commercially manufactured food for dogs, and your vet can advise you on the best food for a large, active dog such as the Buly Kutta.

Raw meat is absolutely essential for your dog from time to time and will ensure that his coat doesn’t become dull and with bald spots. Remember, that before dogs were domesticated they used to live on raw meat, so see that he gets some raw meat to prevent skin disorders. Make sure your large pet has a constant supply of fresh, cool water.

Exercise:

Bully Kuttas are going to need a walk every day in the form of exercise. If he is socialized you can take him into the park for ball games. He is a dog that will require plenty of space.

Feeding

The Billy dog is large, muscular and lean. Do not overfeed him, but you can safely free feed. Watch to be sure he does not gain too much weight and if he does go to two feedings per day.

Health issues

As previously mentioned this is a healthy, long-lived dog. Watch for ear infections and keep him out of extreme cold.

Exercise/Games

This is a very athletic, active hunter, who needs a lot of exercise. Daily walks are good, but he needs 45 to 60 minutes of exercise every day. Remember he was bred to hunt and loves to do so. Find activities that let him use his athletic skills and strong sense of smell. He needs a big yard to romp in. He will excel at obedience, barn hunt and agility. A lure game might be good also, but he would be happier with a scent oriented “find it” game.

Characteristics

bully kutta dogsThe Bully Kutta is a powerful, imposing dog and they have been nicknamed the ‘Beast from the East’. Unfortunately it is this dog’s thick bones, his looks and his strength that have him used for cruel dog fighting in Pakistan.

When not used for fighting, he makes a loyal, devoted companion for the owner who ensures proper socialization and training. Well raised Bully Kuttas are then good with children, being loving, protective and playful.

One just hopes that the future of this giant dog breed is brighter, and that he will be looked upon as more of a companion that just a dog-fighting object to bring in money for his owner.

Even though the Billy Breed is very rare and faced potential extinction it is a terrific sporting dog who loves children, other dogs, and adults. He could be a good family dog if his exercise needs are met. He is social, gregarious, and gentle with people. They are happiest in a pack and do not do well in a one dog household. They form extremely strong bonds with their people and household. They are friendly and outgoing. This makes them a poor choice for guard dog. They have an exceptionally well-developed prey drive do they might be aggressive toward any animal smaller than them. This includes the family cat, other smaller dogs, hamsters etc.

Comparison with other breeds

  1. Great Dane vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  2. English Mastiff vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  3. Newfoundland Dog vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  4. Neapolitan Mastiff vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  5. Leonberger vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  6. Bully Kutta vs Bernese Mountain Dog - Breed Comparison
  7. Bully Kutta vs Anatolian Shepherd - Breed Comparison
  8. Bully Kutta vs American Mastiff - Breed Comparison
  9. Bully Kutta vs Alaunt - Breed Comparison
  10. Bully Kutta vs Alangu Mastiff - Breed Comparison
  11. Bully Kutta vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  12. Bully Kutta vs Bisben - Breed Comparison
  13. Bully Kutta vs American Molossus - Breed Comparison
  14. Bully Kutta vs American Staghound - Breed Comparison
  15. Irish Wolfhound vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  16. Francais Blanc et Orange vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  17. Mountain Burmese vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  18. Gaddi Kutta vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  19. Pyrenean Mastiff vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  20. Moscow Watchdog vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  21. Nebolish Mastiff vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  22. Scottish Deerhound vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  23. Shiloh Shepherd vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  24. Irish Mastiff Hound vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  25. Spanish Mastiff vs Bully Kutta - Breed Comparison
  26. Irish Wolfhound vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  27. Francais Blanc et Orange vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  28. Billy vs American Staghound - Breed Comparison
  29. Scottish Deerhound vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  30. Great Dane vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  31. English Mastiff vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  32. Newfoundland Dog vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  33. Neapolitan Mastiff vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  34. Leonberger vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  35. Mountain Burmese vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  36. Gaddi Kutta vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  37. Billy vs Bernese Mountain Dog - Breed Comparison
  38. Billy vs Anatolian Shepherd - Breed Comparison
  39. Billy vs American Mastiff - Breed Comparison
  40. Billy vs Alaunt - Breed Comparison
  41. Billy vs Alangu Mastiff - Breed Comparison
  42. Billy vs American Molossus - Breed Comparison
  43. Pyrenean Mastiff vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  44. Bisben vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  45. Moscow Watchdog vs Billy - Breed Comparison
  46. Nebolish Mastiff vs Billy - Breed Comparison

View/Compare Breeds

Popular Dog Breeds