Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Podenco Ibicenco

Ibizan Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Spain (Balearic Islands).

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.05.1982.
KC
February 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
The Podenco Ibicenco is mainly used for hunting rabbits without guns, by day and at night. Thanks to his particularly good scenting ability, which, coupled with hearing, he uses more than sight, he scents and hunts out rabbits with ease, even in dense cover. Nimble and bright, he catches his prey quickly, specially when hunting together with other dogs. The Podenco Ibicenco is also used for hunting hare and large game. He is a good retriever.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 5Spitz and primitive types
Section 7Primitive type - Hunting Dogs
Without working trial

KC
Hound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
C.Seidler.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
This breed originates in the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Ibiza, Minorca and Formentera, where it is known by the original name of « Ca Eivissec ». It is also widely found in Catalonia, round Valencia, in the Roussillon and in the Provence, where it is known by the names Mallorquí, Xarnelo, Mayorquais, Charnegue, Charnegui and Balearic Dog. Probably these dogs were brought to the islands by the Phoenecians, Carthaginians and eventually also the Romans.
This dog is a typical primitive and robust representative of one of the oldest still existing breeds. Illustrations of these dogs are found in the graves of the Pharaohs and on objects in museums, so that the existence of the breed can already be proved in the year 3400 BC.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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KC
Tall, narrow, finely built, large erect ears.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The distance from the tip of the muzzle to the eyes is equal to that from the eyes to the occiput.
KC
Agile, tireless, controlled hunter. Retrieves to hand, has ability to jump great heights without take-off run.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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KC
Reserved with strangers, not nervous or aggressive. Dignified, intelligent and independent.

HEAD

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FCI
Seen as a whole, the long, fine head has the appearance of a cone cut off near its base ; completely dry, rather small in relation to body.
KC
Fine, long, flat skull with prominent occipital bone. Stop not well defined, slightly convex muzzle, length of which from eyes to tip of nose equals length from eyes to occiput. Nose flesh coloured, should protrude beyond teeth, jaws very strong and lean.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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Long and flat (dolichocephalic). Occipital bone protruding. Forehead fine and flat.

Stop

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Barely pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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Nose leather flesh colour. Nostrils open. Nasal bridge slightly arched.

Muzzle

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FCI
Nasal bridge and nose protrude over lower jaw ; fine, long and according to colour of coat, flesh colour.
KC
Perfectly even white teeth; scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Thin lips with no dewlap.

Lips

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Thin,close fitting, flesh colour.

Jaws/Teeth

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Perfect fitting bite, scissor bite, white and regular.

Eyes

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Slanting, small, light amber colour, reminiscent of caramel colour. The amber colour can be more or less intensive according to coat colour. Without seeming very noble, the expression shows intelligence but also fear and mistrust.
KC
Clear amber, expressive. Almond-shaped; not prominent, large or round.

Ears

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FCI
Always stiff, very mobile. Pointing forward or sideways in a horizontal plane or held backwards. Upright when dog is animated. The center of the ear set on is level with the eyes . The shape is that of an elongated rhomboid, which has been cut off by a third of its long diagonal. They are fine without hair on the inside of the ear opening ; of medium, not exaggerated size.
KC
Large, thin, stiff, highly mobile, erect when dog is alert, in a continuous line with arch of neck when viewed in profile; base set on level with eyes. Drop ears unacceptable.

NECK

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FCI
Very dry, both in its upper and lower part. Its length is a quarter the length of the body, slightly arched and muscular. Skin is taut, smooth, without dewlap. Normally, the coat is longer and denser in the region of the set on to the body, especially in the smooth variety.
KC
Very lean, long, muscular and slightly arched.

BODY

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FCI
Regarded as a whole, the body is symmetric, slightly convex and of medium, even proportions, compact and slightly longer than heigh, without the differences being laid down exactly.
KC
Level back sloping slightly from the pin bones to rump. Long, flat ribcage. Short coupled with well tucked-up waist, breast bone very prominent. Depth measured between bottom of ribcage and elbow 7-8 cms (21/2-3 ins).

Withers

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Well defined, high, dry and long.

Back

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Long, straight and pliable. Muscles strong, yet flat.

Loin

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Arched, of medium breadth, strong and firm.

Croup

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Strongly sloping with bone structure visible ; it shows very strong, hard muscles.

Chest

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Deep, narrow and long, but not reaching to the elbows. Forechest pointed and strongly protruding. Ribs flat.

Underline and belly

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Tucked up, but not too much.

TAIL

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FCI
Set on low ; there should be some longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip ; long. When the tail is pulled through between the legs, it should reach the spine. Slightly thicker at set on, gradually tapering towards the tip. Hanging naturally in repose ; in movement carried in sickle shape more or less tightly curved. Preferably not carried upright or too much curled over back.
KC
Long, thin, low set, reaching well below the hock; when passed between legs and round flank reaches spine; may be carried high when excited, but not curled within itself or low over back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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Vertical, symmetric. Seen from front, the position of the front legs is very close together ; altogether sturdy, with long limbs which give the impression of a slim, fast, yet strong animal.
KC
Rather steep, short shoulder blades, long straight legs, erect pasterns of good length.

Shoulder

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Shoulder blades slanting, strong and freely mobile.

Upper Arm

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Very long, straight, strong and very close in position.

Elbow

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Broad, set well apart from the body, parallel to the median plane of the body, but never loose.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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Broadening towards front pastern.

Pastern

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Strong, firm, broad and well upright.

FEET

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KC
Well arched toes, thick pads, light coloured claws. Front feet may turn slightly outwards.

Forefeet

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Almost harefoot. Toes long and close together. Profuse hair in space between toes ; nails very strong and normally white, occasionally according to coat colour. Pads very hard.

Hind feet

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See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Vertical with long, strong, flat muscles.
KC
Long, strong, straight and lean, no great angulation, long second thigh, turning neither in nor out.

HIND LEGS

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Hock

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Well angulated, broad, set low, vertical, turning neither out nor in.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
The preferred movement is a suspended trot. Gallop is very fast and gives the impression of great agility.
KC
A suspended trot, which is a long far-reaching stride, with a slight hover before placing foot to ground.

SKIN

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FCI
Taut, close fitting to body ; reddish pigment, but may be a different colour where coat colour differs.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI

Smooth rough or long hair.
The smooth: should not be silky, but strong and shiny.
The rough: should be hard and very dense, somewhat shorter on head and ears and somewhat longer on rear of thighs and underside of tail. A beard is highly valued. The longhair is softer and should have at least a length of 5 cm. The head is very densely coated.
KC
Smooth or rough always hard, close, dense. Longer under tail and at back of legs. Hunting scars should not be penalised.

COLOUR

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FCI
Preferred are white and red, or entirely white or red. Fawn dogs are permitted, provided it is an exceptionally good specimen ; in smooth coats, however, this colour is not permitted.
KC
White, chestnut or lion solid colour, or any combination of these.

SIZE

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KC
In country of origin varies between 56 and 74 cms (22-29 ins), but balance is overriding factor.

Height at withers

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FCI

Dogs 66 to 72 cm.
Bitches 60 to 67 cm.
Without undue strictness, dogs which are close to the required measurements can be accepted, provided they are well proportioned and aesthetic.

FAULTS

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Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

  • Head short and broad.
  • Stop markedly pronounced.
  • Missing of a premolar.
  • Drop ears.
  • Barrel ribs.
  • Elbows turned outwards.
  • Cow hocks.
  • Feet turned out.
  • Crossing of feet and hocks in movement.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Skull in the shape of a stair( plane of skull too high in relation to nasal bridge).
  • Brown pigment or black spots on nose leather.
  • Any form of prognathism.
  • Eyelids and lips Reddish brown.
  • Evidence of crossing with a « Galgo » or other form of sighthound
  • Folded ears.
  • Dark eyes.
  • Croup broad.
  • Barely defined forechest.
  • Front legs wide apart.
  • Thighs rounded and broad with visible veins.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.