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Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound The Ibizan Hound breed (also known as the Ibizan Podenco, Ibizan Warren Hound, and Podenco Ibiceno) is an agile, deer-like sighthound dog breed developed to hunt small animals in packs. Ibizan Hounds' distinctive appearance resembles that of much more ancient dog breeds, though recent genetic analysis indicates the breed is much more recent. The Ibizan Hound's Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet The Ibizan hound breed was developed as a sighthound breed that hunted in packs. Ibizan Hounds therefore tend to have excellent eyesight, to require outdoor physical activity, and to dislike being alone. The Ibizan Hound dog breed is also known for agility. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Ibizan Hound's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Ibizan Hound breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: Males: 23½ to 27½ inches; Females: 22½ to 26 inches
  • Coat: two types: short and wire-haired; short: shortest on head and ears, longest on back, thighs and under tail; wire-haired: possibly mustached with 1-3-inch-long coat; both types hard-textured.
  • Color: white, red, or a combination of the two
  • Eyes: small, clear amber to caramel-colored
  • Ears: large and pointed
  • Skull: long, flat
  • Muzzle: long, slender
  • Nose: prominently extends beyond the lower jaw, "rosy flesh color, never black or liver"
  • Tail: low-set

The Ibizan Hound’s Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: Ibiza, Spain Original purpose: hunting (sighthound) Name: also called Ibizan Podenco, Ibizan Warren Hound, and Podenco Ibiceno Historical notes: The breed was used to hunt rabbits and other small animals in Ibiza. The origins of this breed are now uncertain. For a long time, it was thought that the Ibizan Hound breed was one of the world's oldest dog breeds, originating in ancient Egypt. Today, DNA analysis conducted by Elaine Ostrander of the University of Washington reveals that the breed is much more recent. The Ibizan Hound dog breed was only bred to resemble the kind of ancient dogs seen painted on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs.



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