Ibizan Hound Dog Breed Information


Ibizan Hound Quick Facts
Ibizan Hound
Breed Group: Hound
Origen: Spain
Nickname: Ca Eivissenc, Podenco Ibicenco, Ibizan Warren Hound
Weight: 45-50 lbs
Height: 22-27 inches
Color(s): White or red (from light yellowish red to deep red), solid or in any combination.


Ibizan Hound Appearance

The Ibizan Hound, also called Podenco Ibicenco, is a slender dog with a deer-like elegance and expression. His light build body enables it to perform the double suspension gallop with great speed, agility and endurance. They are slightly longer than tall. Their head is long and narrow with a long muzzle that tapers to a point, giving the appearance of a cone. Their eyes are oblique and small, ranging in color from clear amber to caramel.  The nose is a rosy flesh in color. The ears are large and pointed. The chest is long and deep. His tail is set low and carried in a sickle, or loop position.

There are three varieties of Ibizan: smooth-haired, long-haired, and wire-haired. The most common is the smooth-haired and the wire haired. The long-haired is very rare. The coat colors are white or red (from light yellowish red to deep red), solid or in any combination. The weight of the Ibizan Hound is around 45-50 pounds and the height is around 22-27 inches.

Ibizan Hound Temperament

The Ibizan Hound is an independent, active and athletic dog. They generally make good and quiet house dogs, as long as great deal of exercise is provided. They are very good around children, very protective and somewhat independent, but reserved with strangers. They have great hunting instincts. Unlike most sight hounds they bark when chasing. The Ibizan Hound is not recommended as an outside dog, although he could live outdoor in a temperate climate but is best when have access to its family. Ibizans like to learn and do so very quickly, although he could be stubborn sometime.  They cannot be kept as kennel dogs.

Is Ibizan Hound the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Ibizan Hound could live in an apartment if plenty of exercise is provided. They are active indoor and will do best with at least a large yard. His needs can be met with long walks or jogs on leash or in a safe area. The Ibizan Hound is a superb jumper, they are able to jump incredible heights from a stand still. So, a tall fence is highly recommended. The Ibizan Hound is an incredibly fast dog and can be extremely difficult to re-capture. He will chase small critters, including cats he doesn't know. The breed is quite sensitive to cold.

Ibizan Hound Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Ibizan Hound is around 12-14 years.

Ibizan Hound Health problems

The Ibizan Hound is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are epilepsy, allergies, cataracts, retinal dysplasia and deafness. They Ibizan Houd can have allergic reactions to drugs, including insecticides and flea powders. Like any other hound they are also allergic to barbiturate anesthesia.

Ibizan Hound Care and Grooming

The Ibizan Hound smoth coat requires only occasional brushing while the wire coat requires a weekly brushing. Brush them with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Check their ears occasionally to maintain them clean and keep the claws short. 

Ibizan Hound Shedding

The Ibizan Hound is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.