Thinking about purchasing an Ibizan Hound? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Ibizan Hound breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Ibizan Hound owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Ibizan Hound and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Ibizan Hound Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Ibizan Hound and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Ibizan Hound Profile
The Ibizan Hound, or Podenco Ibicenco, is native to Ibiza, one of the Spanish Balearic Isles. They are directly related to the Pharaoh Hound and Sicilian Hound, and possibly of the same breed, just separated by distance. Ibizan Hounds have clean-cut lines, large pricked ears and a light pigment. Their noses are pinkish orange, and turn a lighter color when they are sick. Used primarily as a hunting dog whose quarry is rabbits, they can hunt by sound as well as sight. They have excellent hearing, with their large antennae-like ears. Ibizan Hounds are lean, quick, medium to large sized dogs. They have a thinly muscled body that was made for quick catches of small prey. One Ibizan Hound was clocked at running 40 mph, which is just as fast if not faster than the Greyhound! Ibizan Hounds can also jump straight up from the ground about 8 feet high. Ibizan Hounds can also come in two varieties: smooth-haired or wire-haired. All are of equal citizenship among the dog breeder world. The Ibizan is an even tempered breed who is not given to great bursts of affection, but are quiet, loyal, giving and enjoy human companionship. They love to run and like their space to do so in. they are alert, adaptable to different situations and well utilize their scent, sound and sight abilities. Ibizan Hounds are somewhat sensitive to strangers, and possibly a little wary. They have a kindly nature, however, and do well around other dogs and children. They rarely fight, making them easier to get along with than some breeds. They should never be shouted at, as they have very sensitive ears. They may also have a strong prey drive for smaller animals. A true hunting hound from the exotic lands of Egypt and Spain, the Ibizan Hound makes a wonderful household pet.
Other Names: Podenco Ibicenco, Ca Eibisenc, Balaeric Dog, Charnique, Ca Eivissencs (Catalonia)
Type: Sighthound and Pariah
Females: 22.5 - 26 inches; Males: 23.5 - 29 inches.
white, chestnut or lion tawny, or any combination of these. More often there
is a combination of the colors with white in a pied or Irish pattern.
Hounds are alert, adaptable and excellent watch dogs. They get along with almost
everyone, rarely getting into a fight with anyone. Ibizan Hounds are sensitive
sometimes to strangers, and sometimes way of them. They do enjoy their beds,
but also enjoy their exercise. They are active, affectionate and loyal. They
are versatile in purpose, and are easily trained as well. They have been said
to be catlike in their cleanliness. The Ibizan Hound is friendly and playful
with friends and family. They also mature slowly.
Watch-dog: High. Ibizan
Hounds are very alert.
Ibizan Hound Care and Training:
Minimal grooming of the Ibizan Hound's coat is necessary. A light brushing,
good massage or rub down with a damp soft cloth is all that is needed for coat
care. Clean and check ears regularly. Trim nails when needed. Exercise of Ibizan
Hounds should consist of frequent long walks on a leash. An owner should handle
puppies from an early age for proper socialization. Also obedience training
should begin early on due to their high prey drive.
Ibizan Hound Health Issues: Sensitive to anesthesia, insecticides, pesticides and other drugs. Other health concerns include false pregnancies and axonal dystrophy.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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