Routine Care: Ibizan Hounds are a smart dog with lots of energy. A tall fence is a must, as this breed have been known to jump great heights. They also can't resist chasing small animals, so keep them on a leash while outdoors.
Grooming: Low grooming needs. Brush coat as needed, at least weekly.
Dental: Ibizan Hounds generally have good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!
Ear Care: Clean ears weekly, even as a puppy. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!
Ibizan Hounds are an even-tempered hunting breed that needs plenty of outdoor exercise. Inside the home, they are content to lounge around and enjoys a pampered lifestyle.
- Great with kids and other dogs: a true family pet
- Energetic, active, and athletic
- Quiet—not much of a barker
- Lovable, playful companion
- Quirky, entertaining personality
- Sweet, gentle, and sensitive
- Can be rambunctious and rowdy, especially as a puppy
- Strong prey drive—will chase and grab things that run, including cats and children
- Can be independent and strong-willed
- Has a tendency to escape, wander, and roam
- Standoffish toward strangers
- Needs a lot of activity and mental stimulation to avoid boredom vices
Whether you are considering adding a new Ibizan Hound to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Ibizan Hound will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds.
By exploring the health concerns specific to the Ibizan Hound you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. They are counting on you to be their health expert.
Some health issues an Ibizan Hound could encounter:
The Ibizan Hound originated on the islands surrounding Spain, where they were used in packs to hunt rabbits. They are an old and rare breed that can have one of two coat types: short or wirehaired. They are an intelligent and engaging sighthound. The Ibizan is known for their clownish behavior and emotional sensitivity. They are an agile and active breed that loves to run and play. They are a quiet breed with a protective nature. If they bark, they mean it.
Consult with a veterinarian if your Ibizan Hound shows signs of the following:
Blinking, redness, pain or itchiness around the eyes
Cloudiness to eye lens
Bumping into objects, startles easily
Fainting, collapse, breathing issues, cough
General listlessness, droopy facial expression, vomiting, diarrhea
Dragging the hind toes and hind limb weakness
General reluctance to run or play
Excessive licking or chewing, pawing at face and/or ears, head shaking, face rubbing
Any abnormal shaking, trembling, or excessive involuntary tremors
Misplaced or missing teeth, bad breath, hair and food stuck between teeth
Puppy teeth alongside adult teeth
Easily startled, no reaction to unseen sounds
Any new or changing lumps or bumps
Dull coat, hair loss, sluggish, weight gain