Shorthairs groom easily; wirehairs need a little more care.
The Ibizan is a gracious and kind natured dog that needs an active life to remain healthy and happy. Ibizans are known for their ability to jump 5 foot fences with ease. A yard with a secure fence is important for this breed. An Ibizan is generally aloof with strangers and considers himself to be equal in status with his human counterparts.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Ibizan Hound is a large breed and has a lifespan of 11 to 14 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Today Ibiza is a popular tourist playground, and the hearty hounds who bear the island’s name are kept as athletes, sport hunters, and highly decorative couch warmers. They’re gentle family dogs, but they possess the independence and prey drive shared by breeds that run for their supper. Beezers are remarkably athletic, known to leap as high as six feet from a standstill. Many retain a puppyish vigor into their golden years. Grooming Beezers of either coat variety is relatively easy.
Ibizan Hound &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia, eye disease, autoimmune thyroiditis and congenital deafness. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Ibizan Hounds are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Ibizan Hound can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.