Non-sporting Breeds

Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 23-27 in (59-69cm) Bitch: 22-26 in (56-65cm)
Weight: Dog: 50 lb (22.5kg) Bitch: 45 lb (20kg)
Coat: Smooth or rough; always hard, close, and dense
Color: Solid white, chestnut, or lion, or any combination of these

Like the Pharaoh Hound, the lbizan Hound is descended from hunting dogs kept by the ancient Egyptians. In the 9th century BC, Egypt was invaded by the Romans, and the neighboring Carthaginians and Phoenicians were driven out to the island of Ibiza. The hounds they took with them remained on lbiza for the next 3,000 years, still retaining the colors depicted on Egyptian drawings of their ancestors. The breed was also used for hunting in southern Spain and France. The lbizan Hound comes in three varieties: smooth-, coarse-, and long-haired. This noble-looking animal has a kindly nature, is good with children, rarely fights, and makes a fine gundog or housepet. It is extremely sensitive and has acute hearing, so must never be shouted at, but responds well to kind treatment. Like all hounds, it needs a lot of exercise. Its coat is easy to maintain, needing only a daily brushing.
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