meet theIbizan Hound


Training &Temperament

Ibizans are known for their ability to jump 5 foot fences with ease. A yard with a secure fence is important for this breed. An Ibizan is generally aloof with strangers and considers himself to be equal in status with his human counterparts. As pack hunters, Ibizans generally get along well with each other in a multi-pet homes. Versatile and trainable, they make excellent family pets. They stay athletic and are still out coursing well into adulthood.

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Did You Know?

Date Ibizan Hound entered into Regular AKC Classes: January 1, 1979.

Phoenician sailors are said to have brought the Ibizan hounds to the island of Ibiza in the eighth century. Hannibal, himself an Ibizan, took some of these dogs with him on his famous trip across the Alps.

Ibizan Hound history is traceable back to approximately 3400 BC.

Ibizan Hound breeding stock was first imported to the U.S. by Colonel and Mrs. Consuelo Seoane. Their first two hounds, Hannibal and Tanit, produced a litter of eight puppies on September 3, 1956.

The Ibizan Hound Club of the United States became an AKC member club and gained specialty show status in 1992.

The tomb of Tutankhamen proved a treasure trove when discovered in 1922; the life-size statue of Anubis, the "Watchdog of the Dead," is the identical duplicate of the Ibizan Hound of today.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Red 140
Red & White 146
White 199
White & Red 214


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
White Markings 014