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Breed: Ibizan Hound
Country of Origin: Egypt
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Hunting
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Deer-like
Color: White & red, white & tan, or solid white or red.
Coat Type: Short
Grooming: There are three varieties of Ibizan: smooth-haired, long-haired, and wire-hairedThe shine on the coat of the smooth-haired can be kept in good condition by occasionally running a rubber glove over it. The wire-haired do not need hand-plucking. All can be groomed by an occasional brushing. Check at frequent intervals that the ear passages are clean and keep the claws short.
Height: 22-29 inches
Weight: 42-55 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Ok
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Loves its "family pack"
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Physical: The Ibizan Hound is hardy and strong, but can have allergic reactions to drugs, including insecticides and flea powders. Some lines seem to be prone to seizures. The Ibizan Hound has a genetic propensity for Axonal Dystrophy, nerve and muscle disease.