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Ibizan Hound

Breed origin: Egypt
Original purpose: A hunting dog whose quarry is primarily rabbits.

AKC recognized: 1978
AKC group: Hound

Size: Weight: males around 50 lbs; females around 45 lbs
Size: Height: males 23½ to 27½ inches; females 22½ to 26 inches
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Color: White or red, (from light, yellowish-red to deep red), solid or in any combination.

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Ibizan Hound is even-tempered, affectionate, loyal, elegant, quick, agile, extremely versatile and trainable. They make an excellent family pet as well as a determined hunting dog. Although they can be somewhat independent and stubborn, they respond very well to positive training methods. They are generally quiet, but do bark an alarm and are good watchdogs. They have a strong prey drive and are very athletic and able to jump to incredible heights from a standstill, thus requiring very tall fences.

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Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

Protective? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: conformation, obedience, tracking, lure coursing, agility

Grooming requirement: They are clean dogs and clean themselves in a cat-like manner.

Known health problems: Epilepsy, allergies, cataracts, retinal dysplasia, deafness, sensitivity to anesthetics.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Ibizan Hound (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Juliette Cunliffe
Published in 2007
155 pages

Ibizan Hound (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Lisa Puskas
Published in 2000
96 pages

Ibizan Hounds
By Joan McDonald Brearley
Published in 1980
126 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Ibizan Hound Club of the United States
Wikipedia breed information page
Ibizan Hound Rescue

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