The history of the Ibizan Hound can be traced back to Egypt, close to 5000 years ago. Possibly brought to the country by Phoenician traders, Egyptian art has significant evidence of the presence of the breed in 700-900 BC. Used mainly to hunt rabbits and other small game, the dog also played an important role as a pointer and retriever, working in packs even during nights. This breed, though similar to the Pharaoh Hound, is larger in size. Today, its hunting instincts are used for the lure coursing sport.
An athletic breed, with a graceful appearance, the Ibizan Hound is a hardy dog. Upright ears; amber eyes; long and lean neck; “Roman” nose that is flesh-colored; flesh-colored ears, eye rims, and pads of feet; straight upper arms; well laid back shoulders; and sleek muscles–these are some of its physical features. The Ibizan Hound comes in three varieties–smooth-haired, long-haired and wire-haired. The breed comes in only red & white combinations.
Red/White, White/Tan, Solid Red, Solid White, Multicolored
The Ibizan Hound is the clown of the dog world that loves to entertain with their antics. This intelligent and active dog, though stubborn at times, takes well to training but needs positive methods. They are good watch dogs, and bark only when they need to warn. The Ibizan Hound has a tendency to jump fences so high fences and leashed walks are the best ways to tackle the problem. The breed is very good with children, gentle, and playful. However, they have natural hunting instincts and hence small pets may not be safe in their presence, unless raised together. They are exceptionally clean, and are also polite.
Seizures, allergies, cataract, retinal dysplasia, deafness and axonal dystrophy are some of the health issues associated with the Ibizan Hound.
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