Comprehensive Owners Guide: Ibizan Hound
Hailing from the Balearic Island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea, the Ibizan Hound, or the Podenco Ibicenco, as the breed is known in Spain, is a powerful hunter renowned for its infallible ability as a rabbit courser. Blessed with keen eyesight and equally perceptive hearing, this lithe, fleet-footed sighthound is sensitive and determined. The breed is unique for its clean-cut lines and unmistakable elegance. Its large, mobile ears; obliquely set, amber eyes; and long, slender neck contribute to the Ibizan Hound’s conspicuous deer-like appearance. As a companion he is even-tempered and well tuned in to his owner’s moods and feelings; it is said that the Ibizan Hound can blush in emotional moments.
Written by sighthound specialist and show judge Juliette Cunliffe, this Special Rare-Breed Edition presents an authoritative and entertaining look at the breed’s origins in Europe and the US as well as the breed’s personality, physical description and temperament. This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide covers the topics vital to caring for and keeping the Ibizan Hound, including feeding, exercise, grooming, training and much more. The chapter discussing preventive healthcare, written by Dr. Lowell Ackerman, is lavishly illustrated and replete with up-to-date, accurate information on selecting a veterinarian, inoculations and infectious diseases, spaying/neutering, parasite prevention and more. This new colorful edition is the first choice of top breeders, owners and trainers and will become a treasured addition to every breed fancier’s library.