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Ibizan Hound

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Dog Breed Group
Hound Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Egypt, hunting dog and family pet. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Solid white, chestnut or lion, or any combination of these. 
Coat
Smooth or rough; always hard, close and dense. 
Exercise Needs
Should consist of frequent long walks on a leash. 
Temperament
The ibizan is alert and adaptable. The Ibizan is a even tempered breed who is not given to great burst of affection, but are qui 
Good with Children
Good with children. True to a hound nature he needs to learn to respect small animals and cats. 
Grooming Needs
Minimal grooming is necessary. A light brushing, good massage or rub down with a damp soft cloth is all that is needed for coat  
Average Size - Male (in)
23.5 - 27.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
22.5 - 26 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
50 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
45 
Health Issues
Sensitive to insecticides, false pregnancies are common.v
Living Conditions
Apartment or house will do if he receives daily exercise. 

Breed Description

The Ibizan Hound has clean-cut lines, large pricked ears and light pigment. Used primarily as a hunting dog whose quarry is rabbits he can hunt by sound as well as sight. Egyptologists have identify the Ibizan as the dog depicted on artifacts that have been discovered in the tombs of the Pharaohs. The Ibizan and Pharaoh Hound are believed to be the same breed. It is said that the Ibizan was brought from Egypt to Ibiza by the Phoenician traders.

Breed Infobits

His origins trace back to the time of the Pharaohs in 3400 B.C. when he was used a a hunting dog.

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