Other names for this breed:Podenco Ibicenco, Ca Eibisenc, Balaeric Dog
Country of origin:Spain
Weight:Male 50 pounds, female 45 pounds
Height:Male 23.5-27.5 inches, female 22.5-26 inches
Coat:Short, wiry and smooth
Color:Red, white, red & white
Life span:11-14 years
AKC - American Kennel Club: Hound
UKC - United Kennel Club: Sighthound & Pariah
I’m a big fan of the Ibizan Hound, but it’s not just my appreciation for the breed that makes me want to write about them. It’s also the fact that they’re one of few breeds that has yet to be officially recognized by the FCI—and that means there’s still plenty of room for them to grow in popularity!
Ibizan hounds are medium-sized, smooth-coated sighthounds
Ibizan hounds are medium-sized, smooth-coated sighthounds. They have a long, flexible neck and powerful head with large eyes that give them excellent vision in all directions. They have strong jaws and powerful teeth to bite through things like books or bones.
Ibizan hounds are ancient animals that can trace their ancestry back to the Roman Empire!
Ibizan hounds can be red, white or both colors
I’m sure you’ve heard of Ibizan hounds, but do you know what they look like? They are a medium-sized dog with smooth-coated fur and a long tail. They come in red, white or both colors.
The Ibizan hound has a very intelligent face with an expressive, soulful expression. It is also a friendly dog and loves to play with its family members.
This breed is a very easy dog to care for. It does not require much grooming, and its fur is short and smooth. The only thing you need to do is brush it once or twice a week with a soft bristle brush.
The breed originated in Spain and is probably the descendant of ancient Egyptian hunting dogs
The breed originated in Spain and is probably the descendant of ancient Egyptian hunting dogs. It was first bred for hunting, but later became popular as an excitable companion. They were used to hunt various types of game such as wild boar, hare and foxes; however they also enjoyed chasing rabbits on their own property.
The ibizan hound has been used in many movies such as At Middleton Place (1995), The English Patient (1996) and some other Hollywood productions such as Animal Kingdom (2006) or Old Dogs (2009).
Ibizan hounds are often referred to as a “dancing dog”
You’ve probably seen Ibizan hounds in the news, or maybe even in person. They’re often referred to as a “dancing dog” because of the way they carry their tail and their expressive head movements.
When you meet an Ibizan hound for the first time, it’s important to remember that this is not just one breed—it’s many different breeds! There are three main types: the Basenji, wire-haired fox terrier (WFT), and smooth-coated Weimaraner. These three types all share similar traits with one another but also have some differences between them; however, all three types are very friendly dogs who enjoy life and love meeting new people!
Ibizan hounds are generally not aggressive with children
Ibizan hounds are generally not aggressive with children but should be supervised with smaller, more delicate pets.
Fun, energetic personality that loves to play
Ibizan hounds are a breed of dog with a fun, energetic personality that loves to play. They were originally bred in the Mediterranean region and it’s thought they were used for hunting wild boar as well as vermin and rodents.
The Ibizan Hounds are a medium-sized breed with an athletic build and long legs that allow them to run fast when chasing prey. They have black patches on their backs, heads, ears and tails which give them their name: “Ibiza Hound” (from the island where they originated).
This breed is one of the most popular in Europe and has been imported to North America. They are a great family dog, friendly but protective of their territory. They need regular exercise and training to keep them from becoming too dominant with other dogs or people. Ibizan hounds are smart, active and fun-loving companions for any member of your family!
Ibizan Hound Photo Gallery
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