What kind of dog is that?
Mom gets to meet all kinds of dogs on her dog show adventures. This is one we didn't know (since it isn't an Aussie) so she said she'd check it out.
This is an Ibizan Hound, a sight hound related to the greyhound or whippet. They originated on a Spanish island called Ibiza and date back centuries, maybe all the way back to the Egyptian pharoahs. They were bred to hunt smaller animals.
This is a picture of a Beezer, as Ibizan Hounds are lovingly called, without the clothes on. Look at those long legs! They are very agile and fast. And we hear they are excellent counter surfers since they can jump so high. Do you suppose they could teach us that skill?
They are red and white and can have either a smooth coat or a wire coat. Beezers are a bit reserved with people they don't know and a bit protective of their territory, kind of like us Aussies. But they are known as clowns and love to entertain their people.
Ibizan hounds have a strong prey drive so rabbits and other small pets might not be a real good idea as other family members. In addition to hunting, these guys are very good at coursing, agility and tracking.
Do you think they like cattle like us?
Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! Keep those pups safe!