Playful and sometimes silly!
Country of Origin: Spain
Dog Group: Hound dog breeds (AKC)
Origin of Name: The Ibizan Hound is very similar to the Pharaoh Hound, with the main difference being coat color and the Ibizan’s larger size. Depictions of dogs that looked much like today’s Ibizan Hound were found in ancient Egypt around 3400 BC. It is thought that sea traders brought these dogs to the island of Ibiza, along with other surrounding islands off the coast of Spain about 700-900 BC.
A bit low
Monthly keeping cost
Tendency to Bark:
Life Span: 10 to 14 years
About Ibizan Hound
The Ibizan Hound (nicknamed “Beezer”) was developed in Ancient Egypt as a hunter of small game. They can reach top speed from a dead stop very quickly and can scale six foot fences without a running start. Beezers make excellent companion dogs as they are quiet, well mannered, independent and clean.
Ibizans lived a harsh life on their Spanish island, a life that shaped them to hunt with skill, tenacity, and patience. They might have remained there, little known, but for the importation of a pair, Hannibal and Certera, by Colonel and Mrs. Consuelo Seoane to Rhode Island in 1956. They produced the first American litter of eight puppies which, along with several other imports, became the foundation of the breed in the United States.
The Ibizan Hound was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1979 and first appeared at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 1980. He remains a rare breed today. The Ibizan Hound ranks 138th among the 155 breeds and varieties recognized by the AKC.
Visits to Groomer- Low
Tolerance to heat-Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-Need warmth
Colour- White, Red & White, Fawn, Red
Ibizan Hounds are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Beezers will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.
The Ibizan hound is fair, loving and loyal. Extremely versatile and trainable, makes an excellent family pet, and is very suitable for the breed ring obedience, tracking and lure coursing. This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
Training & Intelligence
The independent-minded Beezer can be willful and seemingly inattentive, but he wants to be part of the family and will learn household manners. His training is best done through positive, reward-based methods, and patience and persistence are key. Socializing the Ibizan Hound to a wide variety of people and places and to other pet is necessary to broaden his worldview.
Litter Size-6 to 12 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
Ibizan Hound are a healthy and sturdy breed . Generally a dog takes around 18 months to reach his or her full height and structure. It is advisable to breed your dogs after at least two years of age. If you are a first timer at breeding then taking a vets help. size and structure. Consult your vet for procreation purposes.
Ibizan Hound Profile
Easy to train
Minimum grooming required