This appears to be another ancient dog breed, which was known to the Egyptians. Its modern name is derived from the island of Ibiza, where the breed is believed to have been maintained in a virtually pure state for several thousand years. Ibizan Hounds dog breeds are also traditionally popular in nearby Spain, where a wire-haired version is known. These hounds have only become known to a wider audience during recent years, however, first reaching the United States in 1956.
Coat Type/Colour: Short; Wide Variety
Height: 22 – 29 Inch (56 – 73.5 cm)
Weight: 42 – 50 lb (19 – 22.7 kg)
Nature: Receptive to domestice life; needs much exercise
Their sleek, alert demeanour has ensured that they have established a strong following. Their hearing is acute, and they are now valued as gundogs. Ibizan Hounds will settle easily in domestic surroundings, getting along well with children, and are not aggressive by nature. You will need to be prepared to take considerable exercise, however, if you decide to keep one of these lively hounds. They can be either a solid red, white or lion (tawny), but are more often a combination of these colours.