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Ibizan Hound

Origin: Spain

AKC Group: Hound

Height: 22.5 - 27.5 pounds (Male)

Weight: 41 - 50 pounds (Male)

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Ibizans are clean, quiet and gentle. They're great runners - some Ibizans can easily scale fences. Ibizans need lots of exercise, and they're somewhat suspicious of strangers. They like children, but should be watched around cats and rabbits.

Because they're great at sniffing and exploring, hounds were originally used to trail rabbits, foxes and other small mammals. In general, most hounds are good-natured dogs that make loving companions if trained properly. Hounds are sometimes stubborn, though, so training may take a while.

Most hounds need rigorous physical exercise, so daily walks and runs are a must. Never let a hound off a leash unless it's in an enclosed area, because it will take off if it picks up a scent. Hounds are barkers and howlers, and they're sometimes hard to housebreak.

Origin: 
Spain
Male height: 
22.5 - 27.5 pounds
Male weight: 
41 - 50 pounds
Coat: 
Smooth and short.
Colors: 
Red or tawny with white feet, tail tip, chest, muzzle and blaze. Eyes are light brown or amber. Nose is flesh-colored.
Special considerations: 
Ibizans are sensitive to medication, including flea powder.
Disclaimer: 
Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader's discretion.