The Ibizan Hound is capable of hunting by both sight and sound.
Ibizan Warren Hound
Common nickname: Beezer
Body: Tall, narrow, sturdy and well-boned with level back, deep chest, oblique shoulders, slightly arched loin, prominent breastbone, and powerful thighs, but not muscular.
Coat: Smooth or rough, dense and hard. Three types of hair: Wiry, Smooth, and long.
Color: Red, white, fawn, or any combination thereof. The AKC does not accept any colors other than red or white.
Ears: Large and natural, pointed at the tips with no hair on the inside. Ears are mobile – capable of pointing forward, sideways, or folding backward.
Eyes: Large, round, almond-shaped, and oblique (outer corners set higher than the inner corners), clear amber to caramel colored and expressively intelligent.
Feet: Hare-feet (elongated with the two center toes longer than other toes). Long, strong, tight, arched toes with white nails.
Head: Long and narrow with a long, flat skull, prominent occipital bone, slight stop, long muzzle and prominent, flesh-colored nose.
Neck: Long and lean, strong, and somewhat arched.
Legs: Forelegs are straight and strong with long, erect pasterns. Hindquarters are long, lean and straight with powerful, well-muscled thighs.
Height is 22.5 – 27.5 inches
Weight is 45 – 50 pounds
Tail: Long, low-set, very mobile sickle-tail (carried out and up in a half-circle).
Recommended for experienced handlers.
Good with other dogs.
Not recommended with cats or other small animals.
An affectionate, even-tempered, and loyal companion. The Ibizan Hound is a quiet, gentle dog believed to have been developed on Ibiza (pronounced “ee vee tha”), one of the Balearic Islands off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. He is alert, watchful, keen in judgment, and crafty.
AKC Standards say he is “extremely versatile and trainable, he makes an excellent family pet, and is well suited to the breed ring, obedience, tracking and lure coursing. He exhibits a keen, natural hunting instinct with much determination and stamina in the field.”
He is an athletic dog with great speed and the ability to jump higher and further than any other breed, even from a standstill position. He loves the country where he can run and play freely. Be sure to keep him in a well-fenced in area with the fence being 6 to 10 feet high.
Obedience training and continued socialization should begin at an early age. Beezers are quick learners and view training exercises as fun. However, he is an independent thinker and won’t always obey your commands immediately. Gentle motivating methods of training will work well with him. Use a light touch, praise, and treat-type rewards, along with a varied exercise program to keep him focused.
AKC Group: Hound Group (sight hound)
The Ibizan is capable of hunting by both sight and sound.
Used in packs to hunt hare, rabbits and other small game, such as fox and partridge, in Ibiza. Following a long hunt he will take a recuperation period and will refuse to take interest in another hunt until he is well rested.
AkC Standard says, “Lithe and racy, the Ibizan possesses a deer-like elegance combined with the power of a hunter.”
Life Expectancy: 12 Years
Cardiomyopathy – weak heart
The Ibizan often reacts negatively to anesthetics, vaccines, and other drug related medications. Check with your veterinarian before administering any type of flea or tick control substances.
He is also sensitive to colder climates. Provide him with a warm sweater or jacket during the winter months.
AD analysis – for nerve disease
CERF – for the eyes
OFA – for the hips
Country of Origin