CA Eivissenc
Ibizan Hound - España FCI 89

Ca Eivissenc
The CA Eivissenc is one of the medium sized Greyhound, very similar to the Pharaoh Hound.
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Ca Eivissenc or Ibicenco Hound, It is a breed canine Spanish Ibiza (Spain). It gets its name from the island Ibiza, belonging to the Group of islands in the Balearic Islands, bathed by the Mediterranean.

This dog, the sense of sight and hearing very developed, that is why he has been assigned to hunting, especially in the rabbit, both day and night.

It is a kind of primitive and rustic dog, considered one of the oldest breeds that exist and can be seen the tombs of the Pharaohs and museums whose first signs can be traced back to the 3.400 BC.

Ca Eivissenc is one medium-sized Greyhound, very similar to the Pharaoh Hound. Without a doubt a descendant of the old Egypt dogs, so say the theories written on race..

The origin of this breed is Spain, comes from the island of Ibiza. The city of Ibiza was founded in the 654 BC. by the Carthaginians and it is a conjecture states the possibility of the first settlers to carry with them their dogs of Egyptian origin for simple company and hunt rabbits which were abundant on the island.

But various genetic studies in recent years have come to conclude that contrary to widespread belief that the hound is a type of primitive imported dog makes a 3.000 the area of middle years, These dogs really are close genetic relationship with the rest of European hunting dogs and are not more “primitive” the majority of ellos… The researcher Peter Antoni Marí, Describes various aspects of the morphology, ethology and ecology of Ca Eivissenc in his Races autoctones of les Pitiüses.

Physical characteristics

Elegant and agile, with an athletic and attractive outline, and with an elastic trot.

The podenco Ibicenco has a long, narrow head, sharp cone-shaped; the skull is long and narrow with a little pronounced Stop. The ears must be straight, towards front and very mobile; oblique eyes, small and always amber clear.

The nose is flesh-colored and usually be taken into account to determine the purity of the breed. The color will always be blanco-marron, Blanco-leonado or unicolor, Although this last possibility is more rare encontarlos. The weight varies between the 18 and 24 Kg, Depending on whether it's a male or a female, as well as if you are too well or poorly fed. With regard to the height of the dog there are also many disputes since fashion has at times imposed more slender and tall dogs that the found in the Pitiusas Islands.

The current standard is one height of between 66 and 72 cm., It is very far from reality and the first official standard. Dogs that are bred in Ibiza and Formentera are lower than the maximum permitted height.

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Standard FCI

SIGNIFICANT PROPORTION : The length of the tip of the snout to the eye is the same as the distance between them and the occipital.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION : Long head, narrow cone truncated near your base, excessively dry, rather small in relation to the body.


Skull : Dolicocephalic, long or crushed; prominent occipital bone; narrow forehead and flat.

Stop : Poorly defined.



Truffle : Slightly convex, flesh-colored; Open nostrils.

Snout : Prominent, extending from the lower jaws; is narrow, long and colour harmonising with the coat meat.

Lips : Fine, collected, flesh-colored.

Teeth : In perfect opposition, White, well placed, with the Scissor bite.

Eyes : Oblique, small, Amber clear, Recalling the color of candy; Amber can be more or less intense, According to the color of the fur. Little noble look, very intelligent, shy and distrustful.

Ears : Always rigid; directed forward, to the sides horizontally or backward; to when the dog is excited, very moving; the center of the base is located at the level of the eyes; elongated rhomboid-shaped, truncated to one-third of its diagonal more long. They are fine, without hairs inside; median, not overly large.

NECK : Very dry, both at the bottom and top. Its length is one-quarter the length of the body; slightly arched, muscled; the skin is taut, Lisa, without jowl. The hair is usually

be long and dense in the low top of this area, noticing more in straight hair.


BODY : The general aspect of the body is symmetrical, Sub-convex and mediolineo, quite matched dimensions, picked up, slightly longer without measure fixed difference.

Cross : Outstanding, high, dry and long.

Back : Straight, long and flexible; strong muscles, but flat.

Pork loin : Arched, average width, strong and powerful.

Rump : At desk, of very powerful and hard muscles, with a bone structure shows.

Breast : Deep, narrow and long, without elbows, sternum angle very sharp and prominent; flat ribs.

Belly : Collected but not agalgado.

TAIL : Low insertion; passing between the legs to reach the spine, monitors (towards the tip around the tail a few longer hairs and thick ligeramete separated in the form of stem), long; somewhat thicker in his birth, will tweaking gradually; at rest falls naturally; in action is in the form of sickle, more or less closed, preferably is not straight or screwed too on the back.



PREVIOUS MEMBERS : They are aplomados, symmetric; seen from the front arms are close together; collected set, limbs long giving the impression of a thin animal, Agile but strong.

Shoulder : Oblique scapulae, strong and free in their movements.

Arms : Very long, straight and strong, and very together.

Elbows : Comprehensive and outstanding, parallel to the median plane of the body, never come out.

Forearm : Wide at its bottom end.

Metacarpus : Powerful, strong, width, right well.


LATER MEMBERS : Plumb, large muscles, strong, dry, flattened muscle.

Hocks : Toggle, widths, close to the ground (descending), well Plumb, Neither outwards nor inwards.

FEET : Trend of Hare, tight and long fingers, well trimmed hair interdigital spaces, very strong and generally white nails, Sometimes the color of hair; very hard pads.


MOVEMENT : The preferred way is a trot suspended; the Gallop is very fast, giving feeling of agility.


SKIN : Tense, attached to the body; Pink pigmentation, It can vary from color in the regions in which the layer is different.



HAIR : Smooth, hard or long.

  • The smooth should not be silky but if strong and bright.
  • The hard It must be rough, well populated, somewhat shorter on the head and ears, longer in the back of the thighs and the underside of the tail; the beard is very appreciated; length is softer and must have as minimum une length of 5 cm with the heavily populated head.

COLOR : Preferably white and Red, unicolores white or red, Although the fawn could also be admitted provided that in the case of an exemplary extraordinary, Although never accept this color for hair.



Height to the cross :

For males : 66 to 72 cm.,

For females : 60 to 67 cm..

Without being very demanding, Since of approximate measurements you can always accept that they are proportionate and aesthetic.


FAULTS : Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.



  • Short and wide head.
  • Very marked stop.
  • Lack of a premolar.
  • Ear falls.
  • Depressed Center ribbing.
  • Elbows out.
  • Cow hocks.
  • Feet out.
  • Cross feet and hocks in motion.



  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Phased skull.
  • Brown pigmentation or black spots on truffle.
  • Any form of prognathism.
  • Eyelids and lips brownish red.
  • Miss indicating a junction with a Greyhound or a hound, namely :

– Bent ears,

– Dark eyes,

– Wide rump,

– Little defined sternum,

– Separate forelimbs,

– Thighs wide and rounded, with bulging veins,


Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

N.B. : Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

Character and skills

Pet is an excellent. Very easy to maintain when treated well and will respect your space. It is a dog who thinks pos yes same and there are times they prefer not to have to demonstrate its appreciation towards his master nor be appreciated; just let it quiet. It requires patience when it is trained.

It is not recommendable for the home where children are (He has no patience and is very independent). Generally does not get along well with other pets. Can maintain you in apartment or House, When receive plenty of daily exercise.

Images Ca Eivissenc
  • Alternative names: Ibizan Podenco / Ibizan Warren Hound / Podenco Ibicenco / Ca Eivissenc
  • Group 5 / Section 7 – Primitive type, hunting dogs.

Dogs breeds: CA Eivissenc

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