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Ibizan Hound: Key Characteristics of Ibizan Hound Dog Breed

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About Ibizan Hound

Country of Origin, History of Ibizan Hounds

The Ibizan Hound is a very old breed with a distinctive appearance of color and body. A pack animal used for hunting for centuries, this breed uses sight, scent and excellent hearing to track and chase down its prey.

People, as well as other dogs, are considered part of the pack and the Ibizan Hound will view his owner as such and be loyal and affectionate.

In an effort to produce a dog that could excel at rat baiting and rabbit coursing, Black and Tan Terriers were crossed with the Whippet.

By 1860 Manchester had become the breed centre for these new terriers, and so they became known as Manchester Terriers. Because of their demeanor, they were called the Gentleman's Terrier in Victorian times.

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General Appearance of the Dog

The Ibizan Hound is an agile breed, with an athletic body and a springy trot. Attractive and graceful in appearance, Ibizan Hounds have good bone girth and are a hardy breed.

It has large upright ears on the frame of a long and elegant headpiece. The neck is long and lean.


It comes in two varieties - smooth and wire-coated. The coat is a combination of red and white with the nose, ears, eye rims, and pads of feet being a light tan color. Its eyes are a striking amber color and have an alert and intelligent expression.


Male Ibizan Hounds will be approximately 26-29" .
Females are smaller at approximately 22"-26"


Male Ibizan Hounds weigh 45-50 lbs.
Females weigh 40-45 lbs.

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Ibizan Hound Personality Traits

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Small un-attended pets like cats, mice, etc. are not safe with this breed. The need to run in a large, safe area will be required and fencing should be higher than normal.

Ibizan Hounds can jump unusually high from a standing position, and while they love their owners, they will run far and wide without regard for return, until ready (at which time they will be lost and several days away from home).

Living Conditions

Apartment living can be considered if the exercise requirement is met with daily walks on lead or even jogging. They are quiet and well mannered inside and are able to be trained easily if done so with a low voice.

Are they suited to kids?

Strangers and new additions to the family such as a baby or puppy need to be considered by this breed and should be introduced slowly until familiarity is achieved.

Health and Care

There are three kinds of coats in this breed: smooth, longhaired and wire-haired, none requiring more than a regular brushing and bathing and frequent nail clipping.

Hereditary nerve and muscle disease exist in this breed but responsible breeding will help you find a healthy pet. Sensitivity to anesthesia and pesticides (flea powders) are to be considered when choosing this breed.

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years.

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