What’s the Right Breed for Your Lifestyle?
Before choosing a dog for your family, it is always important to research the breed you are interested in. Different breeds may exhibit vast differences in personality and have tendencies that you may not be aware of.
The Ibizan hound is classified as a sighthound, however it displays characteristics of both sight and scent hounds. The Ibizan is not a solo hunter, and so he may vocalize when giving chase. The Ibizan Hound will bark when he sees something exciting, but not overly much or persistently when in the home.
The Ibizan hound has both a smooth and a wire coat. Both coats are shown untrimmed and natural.
While the Ibizan does shed, both coats require only the occasional bath and brushing to maintain a tidy appearance.
The Ibizan Hound is more slow to mature than many larger breeds. Many dogs maintain their active and puppy like behavior well into their senior years. The Ibizan Hound is a soft natured breed and, as such, harsh training methods are to be discouraged. The Ibizan Hound enjoys a working relationship with their family but is very independent in nature.
These things should be weighed when making the decision to bring an animal into your home.
Breeder Search Options
The best way to ensure a long and happy relationship with a purebred dog is to purchase from a responsible breeder. Check out the IHCUS Breeder Referral page of our website.
Are You Ready for a New Puppy?
Too frequently, common sense goes out the window when it comes to buying a puppy. This seems to be even truer when the purchase is by a family with children. Buying a dog is like buying anything else; the more you know before you buy, the better off you will be. This advice applies to all aspects of buying your dog, from selecting the breed to deciding where to obtain the puppy. We strongly recommend that you spend enough time investigating before buying. Remember, dogs are for life. Your initial research will help you narrow the field when it comes to selecting the breed for you and your lifestyle. Remember to consider your dog’s lifestyle, too.
Cost of Dog Ownership:
Dog Ownership = Responsibility!
The purchase price of your puppy is not the only cost you have to consider. Be aware that the puppy you bring home will need proper care, such as health care (a dog needs annual shots) and food. Your puppy will also need little things like a collar with identification, a crate, a bowl and a leash. Evaluate your budget; ask yourself if you really can afford a dog. Take the time to ask yourself these questions and to make an educated decision. You and your dog will be happier for it.
There is no doubt that a puppy is a cuddly bundle of joy but will grow into an adult, it is also a huge responsibility.
The Ibizan Hound Club of the U.S. serves as a resource for Ibizan Hound fanciers and those wishing to add an Ibizan Hound to their family. If at any time you require assistance, please contact us!
Full contact list: http://www.ihcus.org/contacts/committees
Finally, The American Kennel Club has outlined responsible dog ownership. Please visit their website to learn more about your own responsibilities to your new Ibizan Hound