- WEIGHT: 25 to 27 lbs
- HEIGHT: 18 inches
- COLOR(S): Whole-colored and preferably red, red wheaten, golden red or yellow-red. A small amount of white on the chest is acceptable.
- BREED GROUP: Terrier
WEIGHT: 45 to 50 lbs
HEIGHT: 23 to 28 inches
COLOR(S): Solid white, chestnut or lion tawny, or any combination of these.
Ibizan Hounds are alert, adaptable and excellent watch dogs. They get along with almost everyone, rarely getting into a fight with anyone. Ibizan Hounds are sensitive sometimes to strangers, and sometimes way of them. They do enjoy their beds, but also enjoy their exercise. They are active, affectionate and loyal. They are versatile in purpose, and are easily trained as well. They have been said to be catlike in their cleanliness. The Ibizan Hound is friendly and playful with friends and family. They also mature slowly.
Ibizan Hounds come in a few varieties of coat: long and wiry or smooth and short. The short hair is dense, close and hard, with perhaps a little brush on the back of the thighs and under the tail. The wiry is hard, coarse and 1 - 3 inches long, with a possible generous moustache and longer on the back, thighs and tail. Either coat is neither preferable or undesirable.
Sensitive to anesthesia, insecticides, pesticides and other drugs. Other health concerns include false pregnancies and axonal dystrophy.
Exercise of Ibizan Hounds should consist of frequent long walks on a leash. An owner should handle puppies from an early age for proper socialization.
Also obedience training should begin early on due to their high prey drive. Apartment or house will do fine if they receive daily exercise and space to lay down. They do not kennel well, but prefer a non-hectic environment, and should be kept out of drafts. Ibizan Hounds enjoy the comforts of a soft bed and will utilize it. Although this hound is very adaptable, the best owner for this breed would be an active, dog-experienced owner in a suburban or country home.
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