Ibizan Hounds

Do Ibizan Hounds Shed a Lot?

By Abigail Bodeley on Jan 4, 2024 Reviewed by Mick Ford

Do Ibizan Hounds shed a lot?

Do Ibizan Hounds Shed a Lot

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Do Ibizan Hounds Shed a Lot?

There are two coat types—short and wirehaired.

Both coat types are minimal shedders, always hard, dense, close and longer under the tail and at the back of the legs. Both types of coats are untrimmed.

The Ibizan Hounds coat must always be white, chestnut or lion (yellowish red), either as a solid color or in any combination. The AKC allows any white and red color, but the red can range from light through a yelloswish red to deep red, in any combination.

Ibizan Hound short (smooth) coat

Ibizan Hounds need little grooming and are generally clean dogs, virtually free from doggy odors. Even when showing an Ibizan Hound, little grooming is required.

Short coats have hair that doesn’t require much brushing and almost never mats. A light brush, rubber mitt and sisal mitt will remove dead hair and take care of the shedding.

Ibizan Hound wirehaired coat

The longer of the two coats—wirehaired, may carry a prominent moustache, is only 1 to 3 inches in length.

The wirehaired coat takes a little more work, but it is still minimal compared to other dog breeds.

A thorough weekly brushing is important and dead hairs can be plucked out by hand to take care of the shedding. However, take care not to remove too much coat, as the Ibizan Hound is not meant to look like a terrier.

Do Ibizan Hounds make good pets?

Ibizan Hounds are even-tempered, affectionate and loyal. They are extremely intelligent, versatile, and trainable making them excellent family pets.

They are active, enjoy human companionship, are good with children and other dogs, are aloof with strangers, and are excellent alarm barkers. They have high exercise needs but low activity needs around the house.

Both coat types have low grooming needs, and are easy to maintain. Ibizans are good in country or city settings.

Ibizan Hounds have the ability to jump high and wide, and is as fast as any sigh hounds. They should not be off leash in a sturdy, high, fenced enclosure only. The dog has an enormous jump of up to 6 foot and can easily jump over a garden fence.

As long as the owner bears security in mind, the Ibizan Hound is not difficult to keep, but it a high energy dog that needs relentless exercise.