American Canine Association


Ibizan Hound


Dating back thousands of years ago, the Ibizan Hound can actually be found in ancient stone drawings. It is unknown what exact bloodlines made up this breed, however they have many strikingly similar traits to the Pharaoh Hound. This breed is excellent at hunting and retrieving small, fast vermin and small wild animals.


The Ibizan Hound is a medium to large breed dog with males and females measuring 22-29 inches in height and weighing 42-55 pounds in weight. This breed has a narrow wedge shaped head, forming into a thin, long, narrow muzzle with a scissor bite. Their two ears are large in size, triangular in shape and stand tall at the top of their head. Their two eyes are almond in shape, medium in size and generally a light amber to dark brown in color. Their general body build is very lean, thin and tall. Their tail is thick, long in length and has a longer coat on it than the rest of their body. Their single layer coat can be smooth or wiry. Both available in white and red, white and tan, solid tan, white or red.


The Ibizan Hound is best suited for those who are single or growing families with only other canines in the home. Great with children of all ages they are able to grow up around, this breed can not be trusted with small animals and non canine pets due to their natural instincts. This breed is loyal, loving and protective. Known for being very clean and calm when indoors, this breed still needs room to run and play. This breed needs to feel that he or she is included in all family activities and as though they are a family member in order to be happy. Extremely trainable. Early socialization and obedience classes are recommended.


This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

This breed can be very sensitive and allergic to flea powers and ointments, as well as many other medicines. Prone to seizures and muscle and nerve disease. A properly fenced in yard or properly fitting harness and leash at all times while outdoors is required. Please fully educate yourself about the Ibizan Hound prior to adding one to your household to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care to your new family member. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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