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Ibizan Hound

Group: Hounds (Group 4)
Club: Hound Club Of Victoria Inc (Group 4)
Contact: Krystal Lewis
Phone: 0423 663 609

About the Ibizan Hound


Background With a history dating back to the days of ancient Egypt the Ibizan Hound is one of the oldest breeds of dogs. When the Phoenicians traded around the Mediterranean they brought these dogs with them to the Balearic islands especially Ibiza where the breed continued in isolation.

Average Lifespan Ibizan can live up to 11-14 years of age.

Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament The Ibizan Hound is even-tempered, affectionate and loyal. Extremely versatile and trainable, he makes an excellent family pet. Ibizan Hounds are neat dogs who clean themselves very much like cats. They are friendly and outgoing dogs who may be alert and watchful of strangers. Whilst they are protective of their homes the Ibizan is never aggressive or timid.

Compatibility with other pets The temperament of the Ibizan is one that gets along well with other dogs.

Care Requirements Ibizan Hounds require a great deal of exercise and as such are only suitable for active owners. They are very agile animals and able to leap great heights from a standstill. Ibizan owners must have fences at least six-foot in height.

Ideal Owner/s Ibizan are good with adults and children. As with all dogs, young children and pets should always be supervised when together. They do need regular exercise and a bit of playtime. However most Ibizan are content to sleep the day away content with love, attention and affection.


In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Ibizan Hound and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.

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