Ibizan Hound

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Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan Hound is a breed of dog from the hound family. They were originally bred to hunt rabbits, cats, squirrels, and small game on the rocky shores of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Lean and agile, this dog also competes in lure coursing, agility, obedience, conformation, and tracking. They are also a good addition to your family because of their good personality that is best for a pet companion in the house.

Ibizan Hounds can live in an apartment but a house with a large yard is advisable so they can run around in and play fetch games to use their energy. They need enough exercise to keep their body fit and healthy, a simple walk in a morning is good for them it will also help them to be more sociable.

Ibizan Hound Dog Breed pictures

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Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Hound Dogs


24 to 28 Inches tall at the shoulder


44 to 66 Pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 Years

Ibizan Hound Appearance

Ibizan Hound has an athletic yet elegant and agile body, they have large upright ears and amber color eyes. There are two hair types of Ibizan Hound, the smooth and wire. The more commonly seen type is smooth while The wire-haired coat can be one to three inches long, with the longest hair on the back, the back of the thighs, and the tail. The main coat color combination of Ibizan Hound is red and white with the nose, ears, eye rims, and pads of feet being a light tan or flesh-colored, not black.

Whether their coat is smooth or wires it is both hard to touch so it is advisable to brush their coat daily as possible to spread its natural oil to make their coat healthy. Bathe and groom them as necessary and use the dog shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. 

It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth.

Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.


The Ibizan Hound weighs around 20-30 kg (44 to 66 pounds), their height range from 60-67 cm for females and 66-72 cm for males.

Ibizan Hound Personality

Ibizan Hound Jumping in the flower field

As a hound dog Ibizan Hound has a strong prey drive, they love hunting cats, rabbits, squirrels, and anything that seems fun to chase for them, and with their long legs they are able to jump incredible heights too, so they need very tall fences. If you are walking them make sure they have a leash because once they see something interesting for them they might not come back for a long time, once their tired and hungry they will come home without any scratch.

The Ibizan is loyal, smart, and friendly to its family members. They may be reserved at first with strangers, but should never be shy or aggressive. They are very affectionate especially with their owner, they love to cuddle with them for a long period of time.

Like other breeds of a dog when it comes to training they can be stubborn. Just remember to not ever yell to your dog because it can have a negative effect on their health instead use positive re-enforcement and treat rewards in training them. Treats are a very effective way of training your fur baby.

They love to have a lot of attention from their family and they can become a playmate with children as long the children know how to handle the dog for their safety and the dogs itself.

Ibizan Hound Health

Ibizan Hound has an average life span of 10 to 12 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. It’s very important to schedule regular visits with your dog’s vet to keep them healthy.

Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

AllergiesIt is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.
Periodontal Disease In DogsIt is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
Neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD)It is an inherited neurodegenerative disease characterized by severe axonal swelling (spheroids) throughout the nervous system.
Canine Eye InflammationThe Canine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or event but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

How much is Ibizan Hound?

In buying to a legit breeder an Ibizan Hound puppies will cost about $1500 to $2000. While the basic cost of owning a dog range from $109 to $370 per month, it includes the food and treats, grooming, routine veterinary care, preventative medications and supplements, and lots more.

The Basic Costs of Owning a Dog

Type of ExpenseYearly Estimate
Food and Treats$250 to $700
Routine Veterinary Care (healthy dog)$700 to $2,000
Preventative Medications (to prevent heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other parasites) and Supplements (e.g. Vitamins, glucosamine or omega 3s)$200 to $600
Training Classes or Resources$25 to $300
Grooming$30 to $500
Dog Accesories (Toys, Beds, Leashes and Collars, etc.)$100 to $300
Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog$109 to $370
Average Yearly Total$1,305 to $4,400

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Two Ibizan Hound in the forest

Here in ohmlovelypets we encourage aspiring fur parent or current fur parents to Adopt and Don’t Shop. Give those lovely pets the opportunity to feel love, care, and to have their so called furever home.

Note: Taking care of dogs is not easy, you have to be responsible for their life, provide their necessary needs like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods, and Vitamins as their maintenance, and the most important is Time to play and cuddle. But in return, you will receive the greatest and unconditional love in the world.

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