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Ibizan Hound Dog (White & Red, Face)
White & Red, Face

Breed Information


2022: #172

2021: #182

2020: #171

2019: #171

2018: #152

2017: #165

2016: #152

2015: #160

Name Ibizan Hound
Other names Ca Eivissenc, Podenco Ibicenco, Ibizan Warren Hound
Origin Spain
Breed Group

Hound (AKC:1978)

Sighthounds and Pariahs (UKC)

Size Large
Type Purebred
Life span 12-14 years







Height 22-29 inches (56-74 cm)
Weight 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg)


Red & White


White & Red

Litter Size 6-12 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $2000 - $2500 USD

Ibizan Hounds are a rare breed. Expect to spend time on a waiting list if you're interested in one of these dogs. In general. The average price for an Ibizan Hound puppy is between $2000.00 - $2500.00, but every breeder is different and will price their puppies differently.

Breed Characteristics


4 stars

Apartment Friendly

2 stars

The Ibizan Hound will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is moderately active indoors and will do best with at least a large yard.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

2 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.

Dog Friendly

3 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

This breed requires a great deal of exercise. It should have at least two to three long walks a day in order to satisfy the migration instinct.


3 stars

Moderate Maintenance: The Ibizan has a short, smooth coat or a wirehaired coat. In both cases, he is a neat dog who tends to clean himself pretty thoroughly. Nonetheless, he still requires some grooming assistance.

Health Issues

3 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


4 stars

Ranking: #53 Full Ranking List


3 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: The wirehaired Ibizan’s coat breaks off and sheds a little more than the smooth coat. Brush it weekly as well. An occasional bath as needed will keep your Ibizan clean.

Stranger Friendly

2 stars


4 stars

Moderately Easy Training: The Ibizan Hound is a quick learner, and is eager to do so. However, a meek or timid pack master breeds a stubborn and willful Ibizan Hound. Be sure to exert your authority as pack master during training to ensure the dog knows his place in the pack.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Ibizan Hound Dog Puppy (Red & White, Standing)
Red & White, Standing

Ibizan Hound Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Max Bella
02 Buddy Daisy
03 Jack Sadie
04 Rocky Coco
05 Toby Ruby
06 Oliver Stella
07 Jackson Roxy
08 Sam Pepper
09 Lucky Gracie
10 Baxter Lexi
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Ibizan Hound should possess deer-like elegance and expression, and its movement should reflect these qualities. Its lithe build enables it to perform the double-suspension gallop with great speed, agility and endurance. It is a superb jumper, able to spring to great heights from a standstill. It is racy, slightly longer than tall. With the exception of its large ears, it should not be exaggerated in any way. The trot is light and graceful. The coat can be hard, either short or wire — the latter should be from 1 to 3 inches in length.

The graceful Ibizan hound retains great hunting instinct, using its acute senses of hearing and smell to locate small animals, and relishing the opportunity to chase anything that moves. Unlike most sighthounds, it barks when chasing. It is reserved with strangers; some can be timid. It is gentle, mild-mannered, even-tempered and loyal, and makes a quiet, trustworthy house pet.


The lbizan Hound is considered to be one of the most ancient breeds of hounds and bears a striking resemblance to the Egyptian god, Anubis. Their name is taken from the island of Ibiza, which is off the coast of Spain. It is believed they were taken there by the Phoenicians around the eighth century. Another theory is that they were brought there by the invading Carthaginians in the sixth century. Regardless, the Ibizan Hound has been bred for thousands of years as a hunting dog, its primary quarry being rabbits. Although a Sighthound, they use sight, scent and sound while hunting. Function was, and still is, of prime importance. The Ibizan Hound is often used in the sport of lure coursing. It was recognized by the AKC in 1978.

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