The Ibizan Hound is thought to have been brought the Spanish island of Ibiza by ancient sea-traders, possibly Phoenicians. There are depictions of very similar curly-tailed hounds in Egyptian art dating around 3400 BC. The Ibizan hound is unmatched in its jumping ability and this, paired with endurance and agility, made them master rabbit hunters in Ibiza’s rough terrain. This elegant breed’s coat can be either smooth or wiry and comes in red, white, or any combination thereof. They are loving, gracious family pets but tend to be independent in nature and aloof with strangers. Diligent but positive training will help to them reach their full potential as companions. Due to their preternatural jumping abilities (they can clear a five foot fence!), they need tall and secure fencing to keep them from wandering without permission.