Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Ibiza
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Female: 60–67 cm, Male: 66–72 cm
Weight: Female: 20–30 kg, Male: 20–30 kg
Color: White, Fawn, Red, Red & White
Life Expectancy: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Stubborn, Intelligent, Clownish, Active, Engaging, Independent
Litter Size: 5 - 11 puppies
Health Problems: The Ibizan Hound is hardy and strong, but can have allergic reactions to drugs, including insecticides and flea powders. Some lines seem to be prone to seizures. The Ibizan Hound has a genetic propensity for Axonal Dystrophy, nerve and muscle disease.

Brief info: The Ibizan Hound, is also called Podenco Ibicenco. The body is fine boned and slender. The head is long and narrow with a long muzzle that tapers to a point, giving the appearance of a cone. It has a very small stop.

The nose is a rosy flesh color. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The small eyes are a clear amber to caramel in color. The erect ears are large and pointed. The neck is long, slender and slightly arched. The back is level and straight. The chest is long and deep. The front legs are straight. Dewclaws may be removed.

There are three varieties of Ibizan: smooth-haired, long-haired, and wire-haired. The most common is the smooth-haired and the long-haired is very rare. The wire-haired has a longer coat of rough hair that is softer textured than the other two varieties. Colors are white and red, white and tan, or solid white or red.