Ibizan Hound

Dog Description

The Ibizan Hound or Podenco Ibicenco is native to Ibiza one of the Spanish Balearic Isles. He has clean-cut lines, large pricked ears and light pigment. Used primarily as a hunting dog whose quarry is rabbits he can hunt by sound as well as sight. The Ibizan is a even tempered breed who is not given to great burst of affection, but are quite, loyal and giving and enjoy human companionship

Dog Size:
Female Height:
22.5 - 27.5 inches
Male Weight
42 - 55 lbs
Female Weight:
42 - 55 lbs
Solid white, chestnut or lion, or any combination of these
Dog Coat Type:
Smooth or rough; always hard, close and dense
Alert, adaptable
With Children:
With Pets:
True to a hound nature he needs to learn to respect small animals and cats
Special Skills:
Hunting dog and family pet
Care Info:
: Minimal grooming 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.
Training Info:
Exercise should consist of frequent long walks on a leash. Handle puppies from an early age for proper socialization. Also obedience training should begin early on
Learning Rate:
Living Environment Info:
Apartment or house will do if he receives daily exercise. He does not kennel well, prefers a non-hectic environment, should be kept out of drafts and enjoys the comforts of a soft bed
Health Issues Info:
Sensitive to insecticides, false pregnancies are common
Life Span:
10 - 12 Years
Litter Size:
6 - 12
History Info:
His origins trace back to the time of the Pharaohs in 3400 B.C. when he was used a a hunting dog. Egyptologists have identify the Ibizan as the dog depicted on artifacts that have been discovered in the tombs of the Pharaohs. The Ibizan and Pharaoh Hound are believed to be the same breed. It is said that the Ibizan was brought from Egypt to Ibiza by the Phoenician traders. In 1956 Colonel and Mrs. Seoane of Rhode Island brought the first Ibizan Hounds to the United States. It was from this pair that the first American litter was born

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