Height: 22.5-27.5 inches
Weight: 45-55 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Sight Hounds
Ibizan hounds are clean, well-mannered, and very loyal to their families,
though sometimes reserved with strangers. They are playful with children,
if socialized with them at an early age.
Obedience training usually goes well as long as the methods used are gentle.
Ibizan hounds may chase small animals unless socialized with them when young.
They love playing with other dogs and may growl and click their teeth as
part of this play. City life may be too confining for these dogs.
The Ibizan's coat may be smooth or wiry; the wire coat often includes a
generous mustache. Coats are red or lion-colored (light yellowish red) with
white feet, tail tip, chest, muzzle, and blaze; pied (equal parts red and
white); solid white; or solid red. The nose is a rosy color.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Ibizan hounds need only short weekly brushings. They require vigorous exercise,
preferably in an area secured with high fences.
This ancient breed was found depicted on the walls of Tutankhamen's tomb
and is thought to have been bred as a hunting dog for the Egyptian pharaohs.
Centuries later it was brought to Spain by traders and named after the island
Breed-related health concerns: axonal degeneration (a degeneration
of cells in the nervous system that can lead to paralysis), deafness, bloat.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club