Ibizan Hound

Despite being from Spain, the Ibizan Hound looks like something straight out of Ancient Egypt. Fine-boned and slender, the muzzle tapers to a point and ends with a rosy-coloured nose. The erect ears are keen to hear what you have to say and the amber eyes are always full of affection. There are three types of Ibizan: smooth-haired, wire-haired and long-haired (which is the rarest).

Other Names
Podenco Ibicenco or Ca Eivessenc
Country of Origin
Spain
Colour
They come in white, chestnut or solid tan colour, but can be a combination of any of these colours.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
Both dogs and bitches measure between 56-74cms and weigh between 19-25kgs.
Health
There are very few incidents of hereditary disease or defects in Ibizans. However they have been known to develop Retinal Dysplasia, cataracts, and Axonal Dystrophy (which affects the nervous system). They can also sometime suffer seizures, allergies and deafness.
Life Span
17 years +
Intelligence
They are intelligent, like to learn and fairly obedient. Training should be consistent and early socialisation is a must if you don't want those protective instincts to kick in whenever a stray cat wanders by.
Exercise
High
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

Hungarian Vizslas are not fussy eaters. They have a good appetite and should be restricted to two proper meals a day.

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
These dogs require LOTS of exercise. And once their on the scent of game you'll be powerless to stop them running and running and running.
Ailments
There are very few incidents of hereditary disease or defects in Ibizans. However they have been known to develop Retinal Dysplasia, cataracts, and Axonal Dystrophy (which affects the nervous system). They can also sometime suffer seizures, allergies and deafness.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

The Ibizan Hound is easy to groom, in both the short or wirehaired varieties. The shorthaired coats can be groomed using a rubber-grooming mitt, while the wirehaired coats will require brushing on occasion. 

Grooming Frequency
Up to once a week
Trimming
Little
Ibizans are a living piece of history. The Ibizan Hound can trace its roots back to 4000 B.C. and beyond, even appearing as the Egyptian God Anubis during the time of Great Pharaohs. In all those thousands of years the breed has not really changed. Phoenician traders took the Ibizan Hound to the Balearic Islands, and to this day they can be found still working in Spain and its surrounding islands.


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