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Ibizan Hound – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Large
Weight: 42 to 55 pounds
Height: 22 - 29 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: Medium
Compatibility to other pets: Low

Adopt an Ibizan Hound, Dog Breed Guide


The Ibizan Hound dog breed are available in three varieties:

Official Name

Ibizan Hound
This dog breed is also called the Podenco Ibicenco, Ibizan Warren Hound and the Ibizan Podenco.


Date – Ancient Times For The Original Version, Recreation Started Recently
Country – Spain
Family / Group – Southern, Sight Hound, Hound

Recognized By

Continental Kennel Club
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
The Ibizan Hound Club of the United States
Australian National Kennel Club
American Pet Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.


For several years, Ibizan Hound was thought to be ancient dog breeds that were used by the ancient Egyptians and early Spanish maritime merchants. But further research on this breed’s history showed that the modern Ibizan hound dogs are products of the breed’s re-creation. They got their name from the Spanish island of Ibiza. These dogs were first developed there and breed by farmers and hunters of this Spain’s southern coastal region for small game hunting. They are known to be impressive hunters of rabbits.


All the variety of the Ibizan Hound will get along very well with children and other dogs. They are known to be playful when it around family and friends. But when strangers are near, these dogs will be a bit wary and cautious. They mature slowly and are considered to be somewhat catlike for their fasitdious disposition. These dogs make excellent family pet showing affection, loyalty, versatility and highly trainable.

Bred For

These are dogs that were developed to be hunters that use their keen sight to capture prey. They are also used in the sport of lure coursing.


The Ibizan Hound can be kept as pets for people or families living in apartment and condo buildings. They do need to have their exercise needs sufficiently satisfied if this is the case. The ideal home for these hounds are houses that have large yards.


These are hound dogs that do not require much grooming attention. This breed is an average shedder.


They are hounds that display great potential to learn a higher degree of training. Owners or trainers of these dogs should have training sessions kept brief and interesting. Failure to do so will have these dogs bored and unresponsive to future training sessions.


The Ibizan Hound is hardy and strong. They do have allergic reactions to variety of products. These include medication, flea powers and various insecticides. There are lines of Ibizan Hounds that are prone to go into seizures. The Ibizan Hound has a hereditary inclination to have diseases that affects the nerves and muscles.


This particular hound breed is a bit high maintenance when it comes to their exercise regimen. Owners should devote a great deal of time to satisfy their high level of energy. Taking these dogs on daily walks is not sufficient. They should be taken on long walks twice every day, during the morning and before it gets dark. This should be done to have their natural instinct to move and migrate held at bay.