Characterized by his tall, lean body, long tail and large, upright ears, the Ibizan Hound is an elegant Egyptian sighthound bred to hunt rabbits. This athletic, agile breed is known for his ability to jump six feet in the air from a standstill. Alert, affectionate and loyal, the Ibizan Hound is suitable for families with children. These hounds require vigorous daily exercise in a sizeable high-fenced area.
In 1922, historians discovered King Tut’s tomb and found the life-size statue of Anubis, who was known as the “Watchdog of the Dead.” The statue was identical to the modern Ibizan Hound. The Ibizan Hound is named for the Spanish island of Ibiza, where the breed was brought over by Phoenician sea traders in 3400 B.C. to hunt rabbits for food