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Ibizan Hound

Ca Eivissenc, Podenco Ibicenco, Ibizan Warren Hound


The Ibizan should possess deer-like elegance and expression, and its movement should reflect these qualities. Its lithe build enables it to perform the double-suspension gallop with great speed, agility and endurance. It is a superb jumper, able to spring to great heights from a standstill. It is racy, slightly longer than tall. With the exception of its large ears, it should not be exaggerated in any way. The trot is light and graceful. The coat can be hard, either short or wire — the latter should be from 1 to 3 inches in length.

The graceful Ibizan hound retains great hunting instinct, using its acute senses of hearing and smell to locate small animals, and relishing the opportunity to chase anything that moves. Unlike most sighthounds, it barks when chasing. It is reserved with strangers; some can be timid. It is gentle, mild-mannered, even-tempered and loyal, and makes a quiet, trustworthy house pet.

Size Large
Height 22-29 inches (56-74 cm)
Weight 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Colors Red Red & White White White & Red
Origin Spain
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Ibizan Hound will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is moderately active indoors and will do best with at least a large yard.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

This breed requires a great deal of exercise. It should have at least two to three long walks a day in order to satisfy the migration instinct.


Moderately Easy Training: The Ibizan Hound is a quick learner, and is eager to do so. However, a meek or timid pack master breeds a stubborn and willful Ibizan Hound. Be sure to exert your authority as pack master during training to ensure the dog knows his place in the pack.



Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: The Ibizan has a short, smooth coat or a wirehaired coat. In both cases, he is a neat dog who tends to clean himself pretty thoroughly. Nonetheless, he still requires some grooming assistance.


Moderate Shedding: The wirehaired Ibizan’s coat breaks off and sheds a little more than the smooth coat. Brush it weekly as well. An occasional bath as needed will keep your Ibizan clean.



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