Learn about the temperament and personality of the Ibizan Hound. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
Ibizan Hound Temperament
The Ibizan Hound is an even-tempered, energetic, incredibly athletic and agile sight hound. He needs to have an active life. He has been bred to hunt and he still possesses a hunting instinct. But he is also a gracious, kind, gentle, and loyal family pet. He is not as outwardly affectionate as some of the more doting breeds. He is versatile and trainable and excels in obedience, tracking, lure-coursing, and agility competitions. He requires a great deal of exercise and should get at least one good run each day. He likes to retrieve and to run alongside your bicycle. The Ibizan does best with a fenced-in yard. However, he can easily jump a 5′ fence from a standstill, so many breeders recommend a fence that is at least 6′ high. If he does get away from you, he can be difficult to get back, as he is fast. He will chase small critters, including cats he doesn’t know, and remember that he can spot them from what seems like miles away. He is friendly and outgoing with children and other dogs, but he is reserved with strangers. Ibizans are protective of their homes and people and they make good watchdogs. They do not bark much, but when they do sound the alarm, it is a powerful bark that makes an efficient warning. Ibizans are intelligent, but can be independent and stubborn. They like to learn and are moderately quick learners, but often insist on their own terms. They consider themselves to be equal in status with the other human family members. They are often playful, sometimes silly, and usually polite. However, they are prone to counter-surfing and no unclaimed food is safe. The Ibizan gets bored easily and can be a bit mischievous, but he is also sweet and sensitive, and proud of it all.
Ibizan Hound Training
The Ibizan Hound is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Ibizan Hound Shedding
The Ibizan Hound sheds a fair amount of hair. You’ll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Ibizan Hound Grooming
The short coat of the Ibizan Hound only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)