These dogs were first bred on the island of Ibiza and were traditionally used in the Catalan speaking areas of spain and france. These dogs go back a long time, they are most likely direct descendents of the Tesem, an ancient Egyption hunting dog. The Terms would’ve been brought over to the island sometime in the 8th century B.C. by the Phonecians, where they would later become the Ibizan hounds we know today.
These are rather quiet and polite dogs. Early socialisation will help them be calmer and more well-rounded in adult life. They can’t be trusted with smaller pets such as rabbits due to their high prey drive.
Regular and consistent training will be needed with this breed, as they are very confident in themselves and you will need to prove that you are the “pack leader” to prevent them from being disobedient.
Ibizan Hounds may be prone to allergies, epilepsy, cataracts, deafness and axonal dystrophy (brain disease).
- Status: Common
- Life Expectancy: 12 - 14 years
- Weight: 44 - 64 lbs
- Rare: No
- Coat: Short
- Grooming Requirements: Once a week
- Town or Country: Country
- Minimum Home Size: Large House
- Minimum Garden Size: Large Garden
- Breed Type: Hound
- Size: Large
- Energy Level: High
- Exercise Required: Over 2 hours
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