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The breed is thought to stem from Egypt, and allegedly arrived to Ibiza with Phoenician traders. Egyptian depictions of dogs similar to the Ibizan Hound stretch back to 3,400 BC.
Ibizan Hounds are gracious, even-tempered, and kind, but need an active life to stay happy and healthy. It is difficult to secure a yard to contain them, because they can jump over almost anything, and they love to chase anything that moves.
A fun fact about the breed; when the tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered in 1922 it held a life-size statue of Anubis, and the statue is identical to the Ibizan Hound of today.
~ Maria Sadowski ~