Function: hunting rabbits
Sensitive, Loyal, Intelligent.
Very active and alert dog, better suited to rural living; however,
with proper exercise it can also thrive in an urban environment.
Males may not get along well with each other.
for: Active people & families.
12 years +
56-74 cm (22"-29")
White , chestnut or lion colour or any combination of
Smooth or rough [ similar to a Deer Hound ] always hard, close,
dense. Longer under the tail and at the back of the legs.
Appearance: Large sized finely built body. Amber coloured
almond shaped eyes. Large erect ears. Tail is long.
The Ibizan [pronounced iBeethan]
Hound originates from the Mediterranean Sea region . The hieroglyphics
of the ancient Egyptians depict hounds of a very similar type, more
so than the Pharaoh Hound on the pied markings alone ,a feature
that the Pharaoh Hound lacks. In fact the only similarity between
the two breeds are their large ears. When looking their respective
breed standards one can clearly see the two are completely different
In modern times the Ibizan Hound obviously originates from the island
of Ibiza, situated off the East coast of Spain who infact claim
sovereignty over and govern this well known party island for holiday
The Ibizan Hound itself is a hound of great character, tremendous
hunting ability , being able to use all it’s three senses eye’s
ear’s & nose , very alert and agile , being able to leap high from
a standstill, and also with capability to do this at a run , very
similar to an antelope.
The Ibizan Hound is trainable for the show ring, obedience, agility,
lure coursing and tracking. They are well suited to family life,
and are their happiest when joining in with their families activities,
whatever that may be.
- little grooming is required but when needed a Hydro bath is
recommended to aid in the removal of dead hair and dirt, brushing
- walking and running off the lead in secure areas is recommended.
Generally, a good healthy breed.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition