Ibizan Podenco

Other name: Canary Islands Hound

Photo: adult dog of Ibizan Podenco breed
Photo: puppy of Ibizan Podenco breed
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Life expectancy

The Ibizan Podenco has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 26 in
Male Between 26 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 42 and 51 lb
Male Between 42 and 51 lb
Coat colour
White Red
Type of coat
Short Hard Long
Eye colour
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More details about the Ibizan Podenco

Ibizan Podenco: Origins and history

The Canary Islands Hound is one of the oldest known species : they date back about 7,000 years, as shown by the engravings, statues and carvings in which they appear. Originally from Egypt, they were most likely exported to the Canary Islands by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and the Egyptians themselves. They are widespread in the Canary Islands, particularly on the largest of the islands (Gran Canaria and Tenerife).

FCI classification of the Ibizan Podenco

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 7 : Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

Training a Ibizan Podenco

They are generally easier to train if you start early and use a well balanced soft, yet firm approach. As puppies, they must be closely guided in order to prevent their natural excitement turning into uncontrollable energy. 

It is important to gradually increase their social interaction, this avoids them being shy or even toxic towards strangers.

Ibizan Podenco: Purchase price

The price of a Canary Islands Hound varies according to its origin, age and gender. It is a less well known breed and they are widespread outside their country of origin, so it is difficult to know the fair price to pay.

On average, the recommended budget to support a dog of this size is around £35/month.

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