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Ibizan Hound Dog Breed & Information

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Pronunciation: Ih-BEEZ-an Hound
Other Names: Podenco Ibicenco | Ibizan Warren Hound | Ibizan Podenco | Ca Eivissenc

Ibizan Hound Description

The Ibizan Hound was bred as a fast hunter for rabbit and other small game. They are very agile and intelligent which makes them very good hunters.

Ibizan Hounds are very sweet and well-mannered dogs. They are great with children, people, other dogs, and even cats which make them a great family pet. However, they will consider small animals such as mice, birds, and hamsters prey and should be monitored when around these animals.

They are a very clean dog and are frequently compared to having the same cleanliness of a cat. They have excellent vision and can hunt in both daylight and night. When the Ibizan Hound sees prey it will point towards it.

Ibizan Hound

Breed History

Ibizan Hounds are thought to have come from Egypt and were first introduced to Spain around 700 BC. Originally they were used to hunt small game for people near coastal regions, however, now the Ibizan Hounds are used for the sport of lure coursing.

Breed Standards

Height:22-29 inches (from ground to shoulder)
Weight:42-55 Pounds
Color:Tan and white | Solid white | Solid Red | Red with White mixed
Coat: The Ibizan Hound has three coat types. One type is a very short glossy smooth coat; and the second type is a wire-haired coat which is coarse and dense; the third type is a long haired version which is very rare.
The Ibizan Hound is very athletic looking and is slender with a long neck and a thin face. They have large ears which point upwards.

Ibizan Hound Temperament

Ibizan Hounds are energetic and sweet loving dogs. They are great with nearly all people and animals. They do not need constant attention from the family, but do need to be included with the family to remain happy. They enjoy a steady routine and will be upset when changes are introduced to the family such as guests or a new pet.

Ibizan Hound Health

The Ibizan Hound has a life expectancy of 10-12 years. The Ibizan Hound is considered to be a fairly healthy breed. However, they can have allergic reactions to certain medications and flea powders. Some owners report seizures occur more frequently with the breed as well as Axonal Dystrophy and nerve and muscle disease.


Grooming Requirements The Ibizan Hound requires little grooming. The coats will need to be brushed when needed and the ears will need to be kept clean.

Exercise Requirements Ibizan Hounds require a lot of physical exercise. They will need at least two to three long walks each day to remain happy. Since these dogs have a strong retrieving instinct, a long game a fetch could satisfy most of their exercise requirements.

Living Requirements The Ibizan Hound will do well in both apartment life and life on a large amount of property as long as they get their daily exercise requirements. When letting your dog outside, make sure that there is a high fence to keep you dog contained within your property. Ibizan Hounds have incredible jumping skills and can easily clear most fences without difficulty. The Ibizan Hound is very sensitive to cold weather, so they will need to be brought inside during cold nights.

Breed Recognition

The following groups recognize the Ibizan Hound as a breed:

ACR - American Canine Registry
AKC - American Kennel Club
ANKC - Australian National Kennel Council
APRI - America's Pet Registry
CKC - Canadian Kennel Club
CKC - Continental Kennel Club
DRA Dog Registry of America Inc.
FCI - Federation Cynologique Internationale
IHCUS - The Ibizan Hound Club of the United States
KCGB - Kennel Club of Great Britain
NAPR - North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
NKC - National Kennel Club
NZKC - New Zealand Kennel Club
UKC - United Kennel Club

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Where to Get a Ibizan Hound

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Ibizan Hound Meetups

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