The Ibizan Hound first appeared in Egypt around 3400 B.C. Some believe the dogs were taken by sea-going traders to different lands, including Ibiza, an island off the Spanish coast. This dog can jump a five foot fence easily and can also do long broad jumps, both skills he uses when hunting rabbits in packs.
He’s an agile, elegant dog with amber eyes and large ears, giving him an exotic look. He needs a high, fenced-in enclosure so he can’t escape by jumping over it. He’s a kind-natured, gracious animal who loves keeping busy. He believes he has equal status with his family but is usually aloof when near strangers. His coat can be either long and wiry or smooth and may be white, red or any combination of these two colours. He doesn’t need much grooming. He stands at 22.5 – 27.5 inches in height.