Ibizan Hound

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Is the Ibizan Hound right for you?

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Other name(s): Podenco Ibicenco; Ca Eivissenc; Ibizan Warren Hound

The basics:
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

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Ibizan Hound

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