Ibizan Hound Dog Breed Information - All About Dogs

Ibizan Hound




The Ibizan Hound is originally a hunting or tracking dog, but today, this breed is an amazingly good companion. Well-balanced and good-natured, these dogs are quite calm and are in a good relationship with small children. At the same time, the Ibizan Hound needs constant communication with the man. If left neglected, these animals can become destructive to the environment. The Ibizan Hound was officially recognized by the American Kannel Club in 1978.

Height: 22.5-27.5 inches  Weight: 45-50 pounds  Lifespan: 10-14 years


The Ibizan Hound is a smart, friendly, loyal breed. This is a stubborn dog that can quickly get bored and therefore requires fun and varied training. Since Ibizan Hounds are very social, they are considered to be real members of the family.


Since Ibizan Hounds refer to the pack animals, early socialization is very important. This will help them interact with humans and other animals. This dog breed is a good watchdog. He has an independent character so may not get along with smaller and timid pets.

Coat / Care:

The Ibizan Hound has three distinct subspecies: Smooth-haired, long-haired and wire-haired. Standard colors are: white with red, white with chestnut, entirely white or red. The common variety of the Ibizan Hound is smooth-haired. These dogs shed moderately and do not require significant care. When it comes to smooth Ibizan Hound, it is enough to occasionally wipe the dog with a damp cloth. Wire-haired subspecies require only periodic cleaning with a special brush.

Health Problems:

The Ibizan Hound is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to Axonal Dystrophy, Cataracts, Deafness, Retinal Dysplasia, Allergies and Seizures. The Ibizan Hound has a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.

Weight / Height

The male Ibizan Hound dog breed’s height is around 23.5-27.5 inches and weighs around 48 and 50 pounds. Female Ibizan Hound dogs can reach a size from 22.5-26 inches and weighs between 45 and 48 pounds.


Dogs of this breed require gentle teaching approach. It is better to build a training upon a variety of lessons and sequences, as the Ibizan Hound quickly becomes uninterested. In the absence of a properly conducted socialization and obedience course, the Ibizan Hound can become a tyrant. However, he likes to learn and can be an excellent student.


Dogs of this breed require a significant amount of physical activity, so the best environment for their growth is a big house with a large yard. The Ibizan Hound has the high jumping ability, which means that the fence enclosing your possession should be high enough. It is best if you keep this dog breed constantly busy, he is definitely up to it. Ibizans do not tolerate cold weather.


Quick Information

Other Names:Podenco Ibicenco, Ibizan Warren Hound – Ibizan Podenco
Origin:Ibiza, Spain   
Average size: Medium Dog Breed
Color:Brown, Red, White, Tan
Energy Level:Active dog breed
Trainability:This dog is easy to train
Barking Level:Low – When Necessary
Intelligence:Average Intelligence
Personality:Family-Oriented, Polite, Even Tempered
AKC Dog Ranking:152th Is Not Popular Dog Breed
Good family dog:Yes, Excellent with socialization
Good with other dogs:Yes, good with socialization
Good with children:Yes, Excellent with socialization
Good with strangers:Yes, Excellent with socialization
Good apartment dog:Good – Easily be adapted to live in an apartment

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