The Ibizan Hound is one of the oldest and purest breeds, well adapted to modern times. Raised to hunt rabbits, the Ibizan Hound is a companion and an amazing athlete that you'll love to spend free time with. This dog is very sensitive and needs a gentle and loving master.
The Ibizan Hound is one of the oldest and purest breeds history. Although most thought that it comes from ancient Egypt, the Ibizan Hound is named after the Balearic Island of Ibiza, located on the coast of Spain. It is said that around the years 700-900 BC, the ancient Phoenician traders
moved from Egypt in the Balearic Islands, taking their dogs with them. These dogs quickly became famous in Ibiza and the surrounding islands as it was used to hunt rabbits and other small animals. Also, another story tells that the great general Hannibal was accompanied by an Ibizan Hound in his journey across the Alps in the eighth century.
This charming dog spread rapidly in mainland Spain and France. Known as Charnique, Balearic Dog, Ca Eibisenc and Podenco Ibicenco, the Ibizan Hound has the ability to move quickly and silently, like a real cat. Like other ancient breeds, he uses sight, hearing and smell to take from the game. Also, this dog can be used successfully to hunt at night. Today, Ibizan Hound dogs are used as collectors, hunters and companions. American Kennel Club accepted these dogs in 1979 in the group of hunting dogs.
The Ibizan Hound is aloof with strangers if not socialized well, but tends to manifest aggression. It is rather tempted to hide until the person withdraws. This dog is very affectionate and loyal and tends to be calm around his master. These dogs are incredibly playful. They always invent new games and make almost anything into a toy. Once the rules have been established, Ibizan Hound's likes to listen to the master. They are sensitive so the only correction accompanied by verbal or material rewards is effective in these animals emotional state. Due to their native intelligence, these are dogs that learn quickly, but tend to be stubborn and easily bored.