Breed History / Description

The elegant outline of the Ibizan with its large ears can be seen in the drawings on Ancient Egyptian tombs. He is the rabbit hunter of Ibiza (Podenco Ibicenco) and has been seen in Ibiza and the neighbouring Island of Formentera for thousands of years. The small island population meant a relatively small gene pool which was kept pure and this resulted in consistency in type. There are two types of coat, the smooth and rough. The breed is noted for its relatively straight forehand angulation and light hovering gait.


Agile, tireless, controlled hunter. Retrieves to hand, has ability to jump great heights without take-off run. 


Reserved with strangers, not nervous or aggressive. Dignified, intelligent and independent. 

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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