Breed Group: Hound
Weight: Male: 50; Female: 45 lbs
Height: Male: 23.5-27.5; Female: 22.5-26 inches
Color(s): white or red (from light yellowish red to deep red), solid or in any combination
Ibizan Hounds are used primarily as hunting or retrieving dogs, but make good companions. Well rounded and good-natured, these dogs are rather quiet and get along well with children. A very sensitive breed, they can become destructive if left alone.
Nicknamed Beezers, this breed is intelligent, friendly, and loyal. A willful breed, they bore easily and require consistent training. Should be kept as members of the family. Respectful dogs, they love to be social.
The Ibizan Hound should be socialized properly as a puppy around other animals and children as these are pack dogs. Protective and independent, this breed bred to hunt does not do well with small and more submissive animals.
This average shedding breed is relatively low maintenance when it comes to grooming. A wipe down with a damp washcloth for the smooth haired should be sufficient. It is recommended for the rare longhaired to be occasionally brushed and clipped to prevent matting. Wirehaired does not need hand plucking, but would respond well to an occasional brushing.
The Ibizan Hound comes in three different varieties. Smooth haired, longhaired, and wire haired. Accepted colors are White and Red, White and Tan, or Solid white or Red. Most commonly seen in smooth haired variety.
This breed requires a gentle hand, yet consistent training as they become bored easily. If not given the proper training and socialization, this breed can become a tyrant. Does well in hunting and retrieving sports. Eager to learn, and learns very well.
Recommended for a large sized yard, this breed requires good exercise. Privacy fence also recommended as this dog can easily jump a fence. This breed would do well in a somewhat active household as they have a lot of stamina. This breed should be protected from cold weather.
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