Species group: Hound Group dogs
Other name(s): Podenco Ibicenco; Ca Eivissenc; Ibizan Warren Hound
The Ibizan Hound is a racy, high-jumping animal who can leap fences that aren't at least six feet high. According to the American Kennel Club, this elegant hound traces its history back to 3,400 BC, although a 2004 DNA study called the claim into question. Be that as it may, if you are looking for an aristocratic dog with endless energy, this athletic hound is worth a look. You do need to bring your best dog psychology, because some individuals are sensitive or independent-minded. Know how to be a kind, consistent alpha.
Appearance / health:
Ibizan Hounds typically have light eyes, and ears that stand tall, both of which lend to the breed’s intelligent appearance. Often times the breed has a white spot between their ears which is referred to as an “ax mark”. The breed tends to be a bit thicker than most other sighthounds, but they still maintain a sleek build. There are three different types of Ibizan Hounds, which are differentiated based on their coat-type: smooth, long and wirehaired. The smooth-haired is the most common breed, and the long haired is rather rare. The wire-haired breed has a soft-to-the-touch texture and a longer coat overall.
No matter the variety of Ibizan Hounds, they are simple to groom. The most common of the three, the smooth-haired breed may need to be rubbed by a rubber glove, otherwise occasional brushing and bathing are sufficient. The breed, like most dogs, needs regular attention paid to their ears and nails. This breed sheds and average amount.
Daily exercise is an important part of the life of the Ibizan Hound. They enjoy running around in their backyard, or need two or three long walks each day. They make good companions for bike riders, and greatly enjoy retrieving games. They are known to be good escape artists because of their high jump, so tall, secure fences are a must.
Although generally healthy, the Ibizan Hound is susceptible to allergic reactions including those caused by insecticides and flea powders. Some specific lines within the breed are more prone to seizures, and the breed itself is more commonly seen with a specific nerve and muscle disease called axonal dystrophy.
Behavior / temperament:
This sighthound is quite agile, and is well-versed at hunting in a wide variety of areas. The breed is a reliable pointer when game is found, and they retrieve quite well. They are known for being protective and having great stamina, making them excellent hunting companions.
Early socialization and training is suggested with the breed to get them off to the best start. As long as their master is patient and consistent, the breed makes a great student.
This breed tends to bark quite a bit, and at times it can be considered excessive.
clown, watchful, SWEET Personality, elegant appearance, funny, happy dogs
barking, strong fence, potential health issues, early training, Chasing
proud aloof dog, amazing jumpers, enigmatic breed, oversized erect ears, game playing way
Living with Ibizan Hounds
The Ibizan Hound is in a league of its own. A proud aloof dog that rules the roost! They are unique and will always draw comments from passers-by with "Please tell me what breed is that?". As well as, "What type of animal is that, a goat?" They are SO funny and have a wonderful character. They are very playful and happy dogs that love to run and run......and run ............................... occasionally not coming back, until they feel like it. They do not do well kennelled and I find putting them outside in a large paddock mentally keeps them happy and content. Chasing birds from dawn til dusk and "barking loudly" when they cannot catch them! They never grow up and are a very loyal dog. A one man dog..
From Barnesmore Sep 3 2012 2:38PM
The way your dog's body was meant to be fed
There are so many misconceptions about raw feeding and I hope to quickly properly educate you so making an opinion for yourself is easier. I am a certified nutritionist for dogs and cats and the moment I finished my education I knew I needed to make better choices for my own personal dogs in regards to how I fed them. There are pros and cons to any feeding method so I cannot say it's going to be easy to know exactly what choices to make. The doubtful mind always says no, so anyone unfamiliar with anything is always hesitant. I see that a lot with other professionals in the field, specifically veterinarians. I am fortunate to have an integrative veterinarian who 100% supports this feeding method. Lets talk about the pros as there are many. There is no possible way to dispute that a dog's (especially cats) digestive system and teeth are designed for a diet of animal tissue, they are carnivores. Having jagged teeth throughout their mouth and a very short digestive tract, their bodies are not equipped to properly process plant material. Think of a cow's or sheep's flat teeth, made for grinding plants, and their 4 chambered stomachs, made to digest and assimilate nutrients from plants. They are herbivores. Feeding a diet of dry dog food, which is very heavy in plant based ingredients of many varieties,synthetic vitamins, and taste additives reeks havoc on their entire body systems over time. Some say feeding raw is expensive and time consuming. I'm part of a group with thousands and thousands of raw feeders around the world and we completely disagree. If you can follow a simple recipe you can make raw food for your pet. Learning how to shop for ingredients on sale and making relationships with local butchers is all you need to make it affordable. I feed two dogs raw cheaper than I wold purchasing an average quality dry food. It CAN be done if your pet's lifetime of health is important to you. There are so many support systems out there for this approach, it truly couldn't be any easier. The shelf life of raw food is far longer than that of dry food. Did you know that the nutrients and quality of dry food diminishes with the passing of each day? My dog's food is kept in a deep freezer and put in the refrigerator for thawing each night, ready for the next day. Freezing locks in all nutrients and can be kept for years without spoiling. Does your dog suffer from chronic conditions like ear infections and skin issues? Did you ever think it could be food related? Well let me tell you that it is. I have assisted with completely eradicating a host of chronic health issues in dogs and cats with diet alone. To most recently include a chihuahua with disc disease and no use of his hind legs. He now climbs steps and runs. He is 12 years old. No other therapy than a raw diet, regular massage, and one veterinary acupuncture visit. Let's talk about the cons. Now, most freeze dried and premade raw can be expensive for the amount you get. Feeding freeze dried is mostly for convenience. I use it when I need convenience like a weekend camping trip. I enjoy making my dog's food. There a lot of satisfaction in it for me. There is so much talk about bacteria like salmonella and e.coli when someone references raw food. Can it be present in raw food? Of course! But, did you know that your dry food can and does have the same bacteria? Dry and canned pet food recalls are a very common for bacteria. I have 100% control over the ingredients, processing, and storing of my pets raw food. Proper handling and sourcing of raw ingredients can and does deeply diminish the probability of bacteria. What about parasites? Again, yes of course raw materials can have parasites. As can dry and canned mass produced pet food. And again, the proper handling and sourcing of these ingredients remove this concern. (As a note: I have been raw feeding for over 5 years and NOT ONE of my dogs or clients have been treated for parasites or bacterial issues) Proper formulation can be a con to raw feeding. Honestly, its ridiculously easy. But without the proper ratio of ingredients you can cause issues. Companies make you think it is hard. They want to make you buy their product. It's a marketing scheme that works and unfortunately affects our pets negatively. I hope this review can shed light into the seemingly scary world of raw feeding. Educate yourselves and don't be afraid to jump in head first. Your pet's health and quality of life will be all the proof you need to know this is without a doubt the best decision you have ever made. .
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