The Ibizan Hound is a kind, playful, smart, clean, fun-loving dog. They are exceptionally athletic, being fast and nimble given their sighthound background. They are good with kids and their family, however they can be wary of strangers, and should not be left alone around smaller animals because of their deeply ingrained hunting instincts. They should also be kept on a leash whenever they are outdoors for the same reason. They can get unruly if they believe their master is meek, but are also very sensitive to tone, so there is no need to be aggressive with them. .