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Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hounds are famed for their high jump skills, even from a standing start. They have even been known to climb, so you will need a very high fence to ensure they don't clear it.

About the Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hounds are mainly used to hunt rabbits when no guns are involved, both day and night. They track these animals very easily, even in dense cover, due to their excellent smell, which they combine with their hearing more than their sight.

Agile and clever, they tend to have little trouble catching rabbits, especially in a pack. They are also used to hunt hare and large game. They are good retrievers. Packs should be made up of females with a single male, as males will fight rather than work together.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Spain
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Alert / Independent / Loyal / Quiet / Sociable

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Makes a great family dog

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