IBIZAN HOUND AND PHARAOH HOUND
The Pharaoh Hound descends from the dog the Egyptians painted very frequently on ancient graves. The Ibiza Hound, hunting dog of a very similar aspect was taken to the Spanish island after which it was named, from Egypt thousands of years ago.
GENERAL Dog DESCRIPTION
Both breeds produce agile dogs, very smart and with very deep-rooted hunting instincts. The Pharaoh Hound, is sociable and caring, really enjoys the exhausting and stimulant playing sessions. The Ibizan Hound is kind of distrustful with strangers but loyal and doesn't usually behave in an aggressive way.
PHYSICAL Dog ASPECT
The Pharaoh Hound always has short, soft and straight hair, but the Hound's hair can very silky or hard. Both breeds have rounded eyes and unmistakable big ears that straighten up when the dog is alert. The Pharaoh Hound's tail should be fine but thick on the base and it shouldn't be between its legs.
Rounded and compact feet, the Ibizan Hound's tail should be long, located down. It can have it up but never curled. It should have thick pads and much arched fingers.
Both have an athletic complexion and the body almost on a straight line.
PRACTICAL Dog DATA
- LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15 years.
- PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Intense.
- MAINTENANCE: Easy.
- LEVEL OF NOISE: Very silent.
- HEALTH PROBLEMS: Unknown.
- HEIGHT: Pharaoh Hound: 53 – 63 cm; Ibizan Hound: 56 – 74 cm.
BREEDS RECOGNIZED BY THE CANINE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (CIF)