If you own an Ibizan Hound, you're part of an ancient tradition: the breed has been around since at least 3400 B.C. and hunted along side the Pharaohs. Fans of the breed love his deer-like grace and his gracious, sweet nature. They're also familiar with his athleticism, speed, and his remarkable ability to leap as high as six feet high -- from a standstill. Here are 9 images that show off the grace and athleticism of the Ibizan Hound.
1. With his superb athletic skills, this Ibizan Hound can almost fly.
2. Here's that famous leap in action -- this hound makes it look so effortless.
3. With their hound instincts and pure love of running, they excel at sports like lure coursing. This guy runs like the wind and may keep this vigor into his senior years.
4. Like most hounds, Ibizan Hounds are born to hunt.
5. Even when they're not moving, the exhibit a unique elegance and grace.
6. At home, Ibizan Hounds are affectionate and sweet-tempered.
7. Even with their canine housemates.
8. And as we mentioned, they're very polite.
9. You probably noticed his distinctive ears. Did you know those ears are very mobile and can point sideways, forward or fold backward depending on his mood?