Hound Breeds: Ibizan Hound And Irish Wolfhound

Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

One of the more older breeds; this regal hound's account traces back to 3400 B.C., when he was owned and utilized for hunting by the Egyptian pharaohs. Phoenician traders perhaps carried his ancestors to Ibiza, off the coast of Spain, from which he gains his name. He is a tall and agile dog used to hunt rabbits, hare, and other game. He bears a level back and a narrow, deep chest. His head is long and narrow, with outstanding muzzle and strong jaw. His small eyes vary in color from clear amber to caramel. He gets a short or

wire-haired coat, both types being firm in texture.

Weight 42-50 pounds
Height males 231/2-271/2 inches; females 22 ½ -26 inches
Color: red and white; lion and white; solid white; solid red.


Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound was Ireland's ancient chaser of wolves and

elk, and afterwards, a guard against the robber bands that rallied by night. First published mention of the breed occurred in A.D. 391. He is the tallest of all dogs and probably the most powerful. His back is quite long, his loins arched, chest very deep, forelegs straight, and thighs brawny and strong. His head is long; his muzzle is likewise long and somewhat tapering. The ears are small, thrown back and folded such as those of the Greyhound. His long tail is carried in a slight curve, and his coat is hard and stringy.

Weight: minimum 105-120 pounds
Height: minimum 30-32 inches
Color: gray, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn.

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