IBIZAN HOUND DOG

Although this elegant sight hunter dates back to the Egypt pharaohs, Spain considers the Ibizan Hound as a native breed. 
 
This deer looking dog has the jumping ability and the ear carriage of a hare (its entertainment prey), and at the same time the authentic sense of smell of a trail dog, although it is catalogued amongst the sight hunters. This elegant can reaches high (often standing on its hindquarters); on all fours it stands between 59 and 70 cm to the withers, the female between 57 and 66 cm. For the FCI, from 66 to 72 cm in males; from 60 to 67 in females. It weighs 25 kg, the female 2.5 kg less. Its ears, marked in shape and pale fawn color, give it a unique appearance. The head is long and narrow, wedge shaped, stopping near to the base, according to the American standard. The large pointy ears, never dropping or folded, are highly mobile. The neck is long and thin; the back straight; the chest deep reaching the elbows; the rump only slightly descending; the tail, low inserted, reaching the hock, and is carried in sickle shape. Moderate angulations, shoulders never loose but elastic and well sloped backwards. Hinds well poised under the body; straight hocks. The Ibizan Hound can be Short Haired or Wire Haired. The color should be white and red, unicolors white, red or fawn; the fawn can be from a yellowish to a dark fawn, is never accepted in Short Haired specimens. Other colors are not admitted.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR             
The wire hair variety gives the Ibizan Hound a different appearance. The adult has a hair from 2.5 to 7.5 cm, with a generous mustache. 
The Ibizan Hound is an elegant, intelligent dog, with a tempered character and a great partner. Plenty of exercise is necessary for its long limbs, to keep the Hound in shape and happy. It is quite independent and doesn’t like pampering. As other sight hunters, it has a prey instinct and will chase a cart it sees running (two blocks away), so it must be leashed during walks. It is obedient although it needs early education, since it is a set idea dog and with a strong will. It is a pleasure inside the home, and has no dog odor.
 
DEVELOPMENT             
The Ibizan Hound, as other sight hunters, require a special owner. Even as a puppy, it is a sensitive dog, which requires a soft hand, affection and time and plenty of space to exercise, and an owner that appreciates its reserved but noble character. Own. Pamela Luther.
The Ibizan Hound is born with a 400 g weight. The fawn color darkens with age. The Ibizan Hound grows quickly, and after eight weeks it weighs about 7.5 kg, reaching its maximum height at around the year. Even so, its growth is not completed until after three or four years. There is no puppy fur change, except for normal shedding. The ears should be erect after six months. An adequate diet is vital, many times with vitamin supplements. The young Ibizan Hound needs plenty of exercise to keep it happy and growing properly. The owner should pay plenty of attention to socialization to prevent it from becoming introverted, reserved, timid or fearful, which can be dangerous. Sexual maturity in the female can take up to two years, or arriving as soon as eight months.
 
HEALTH
Count the Ibizan Hound amongst the “big-eared” breeds. The ears are raised after six months, many times before. Often dentition interferes.
The Ibizan Hound is not very pretty as a puppy. It goes through an awkward phase when it seems all legs! Maximum height is reached after a year, although the rest if the body can take up to four years to mature. Own. Laura Cano Villaseca.
The Ibizan Hound has a natural morphology, not altered to this date, and a limited but dedicated fan base. Serious hereditary problems are very rare – cases of hip dysplasia are rare. However, the puppy should come from dysplasia free parents and certified parents. Owners inform about skin problems, including juvenile acne and hives. It should be kept in highly hygienic conditions, and brushed often despite its short coat. As many hunting dogs, it is advisable to be careful with anesthetics and anti parasites. Its enormous speed and strength, along with its fine structure and little fat, can lead it to injuries, especially dislocations and torn ligaments. It can live about 13 years.