Podenco Ibicenco

Other names: Ibizan Podenco, Balearic Garenne Dog, Ibiza Greyhound, Ibizan Hound

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The Podenco Ibicenco is a medium-sized hunting dog with a rustic, robust and harmonious constitution. The silhouette is slender and the head rather elongated. The paces of the Podenco Ibicenco are characterized by a suspended trot and a fast and agile gallop.



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Hair type Short
Origin Spain
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 17 kg to 20 kg From 58 cm to 65 cm
Male From 20 kg to 24 kg From 60 cm to 72 cm
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History of the breed

The Podenco Ibicenco is a dog native to the Balearic archipelago , mainly the islands of Ibiza (hence its name), Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera. Little by little, it developed on the continent, in particular in Catalan soil and in the region of Valence, as well as in the southwest and the south of France. The breed of the Podenco Ibicenco is of very ancient origin .

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Physical features

His hair: smooth (resistant, shiny and never silky), hard (coarse, dense, ideally forming a beard) or long (softer, abundant on the head).
Its color: ideally two-tone white and red or one-color (either entirely white or completely red). The fawn color is tolerated.
His head: long, rather thin, dry and relatively small compared to the whole. The occipital crest is prominent, the forehead narrow and flattened, the stop not very marked, the nose convex, the nostrils well open, the muzzle extending beyond the lower jaw, the lips thin and tight, the teeth articulated in scissors.
His ears: lively, facing forward, stiff, raised when the dog is in action, elongated and truncated diamond-shaped, not very thick.
His eyes: relatively small, light to intense amber in color, arranged obliquely, displaying an expression full of intelligence, but also reserve and suspicion.
Its body: writable in a rectangle, its length being slightly greater than its height at the withers. The neck is lean and moderately arched, the withers well defined, high and long, the back straight and supple, the loins arched, strong and moderately long, the croup well muscled and firm, the chest deep and long, but narrow, the belly. raised without being greyhound.
Its tail: long, low-set, thicker at the root than at its end, naturally drooping when the dog is at rest and carried in a sickle when it is in action, but neither erect nor curled on the back.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Podenco Ibicenco is a dog combining all the qualities of a rabbit and hare hunter without a gun, even at night. Relying on a flair and a particularly powerful hearing, it evolves easily in packs on condition of not putting too many males in competition. At home and with the family, Podenco Ibicenco displays a balanced temperament . He is attached to his master and naturally suspicious of strangers , without however being an exceptional guardian. It is especially the hunting skills of the Podenco Ibicenco that are sought and developed.

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As with any hunting dog, acquiring the booster from an early age is of utmost importance. His enthusiasm at work and his desire to learn are to be exploited in his education, through positive reinforcement techniques . It is thus a question of betting on the encouragements and the rewards, while excluding the brutality which could hurt the sensitivity of this dog.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Podenco Ibicenco is above all a hunter. It is therefore aimed more at people who are active and able to offer enough daily exercise. It is less suited to living in an apartment than in a house with a large fenced garden .


Ease of gaining weight

Rustic and resistant dog , the Podenco Ibicenco can however present predispositions to certain diseases or abnormalities, including allergic or atopic dermatitis, deafness and testicular ectopia in some males.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 6 and 10 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Minor concerns
Retinal dysplasia
Neuroaxonal dystrophy
Testicular ectopy
Occasional concerns
Suggested tests

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Podenco Ibicenco dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Podenco Ibicenco is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Podenco Ibicenco is a dog whose maintenance is simple and does not pose any specific constraint, whatever the variety of coat. He is simply asking for basic care , provided regularly.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week to protect and maintain the skin and coat. It is just as important to examine her dress, pads and the inside of her ears after outings to detect and remove any debris or parasites.

If they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer. Her teeth need to be brushed regularly to eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria.

Price and budget

Purchase price

800 €
1200 €

The purchase price of a Podenco Ibicenco is between € 800 and € 1,200.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 450
650 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Podenco Ibicenco is between € 450 and € 650.

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The Podenco Ibicenco needs a quality diet, adapted to its level of physical activity, its size and its age. It is advisable to choose products which do not cause any allergies in the dog. If it is used for hunting, its daily ration should be revised upwards during this period, then readjusted downwards once the hunting season is over.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Podenco Ibicenco is an active dog by nature. As such, he cannot be satisfied with brief outings. Rather, he needs one or two long walks a day and games that use his remarkable abilities.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 5: Spitz-type and primitive-type dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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