Classified as a sight hound whose primary quarry is rabbit, Ibizans are versatile hunters, utilizing hearing, sight and scent. This medium-sized hound is known for its athleticism and agility which includes a unique ability to jump six feet into the air from a standstill. Its admirers describe its temperament as fun loving, affectionate and loyal.
The AKC recognized the Ibizan Hound as an breed in 1978. Prior to that, it was bred primarily in the Balearic Islands to hunt rabbit in rocky terrain. Used in packs to catch and kill their prey, they return their quarry to their master. A ferret may also be used with a pack of Ibizans to flush a rabbit from its hole. Ibizan Hounds are still used in Spain to hunt rabbits
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Ibizan Hound at Wikipedia.