15644 CR 21
Blair, NE 68008
We are Michelle Huey and Chris Carnevalo, and we live in a small town (Blair) just outside of Omaha, NE. Currently we are owned by 11 Ibizan Hounds. (Big, Bear, He-man, Otis, Maestro, Quincy, Jen-Jen, Hannah, Freckles, Hatti, and,Lilly) and three Brussels Griffons (Griff-Man, Cinnamon, and JO-JO). We have been showing and raising Ibizan Hounds for the past 5 years. We are members in good standing with The Ibizan Hound Club of the United States (I.H.C.U.S) Last year (2001) we were lucky enough to finish the AKC Championship on 4 Ibizan hounds. Chris and I travel all over the Country showing our hounds, and we always look forward to meeting new people.
Michelle & Chris
Gryphons Eloquent Expose (Quincy)
CR Wishsong's Ode To Cu Roi (Otis)
CR Wishsong's Maestro
CH. Wishsong's Cu Roi (He-Man)
CH. Wishsong Vizar Sennmutt (Bear)
CH. Wishsong's Thoth (Big)
CH. DAVIGHT'S ASPEN DEWISHSONG (Jen-Jen)
CH. Wishsong Lady Neferteri (Freckles)
CH. Wishsong's Lady Hatshepsut (Hatti)
Wishsong Ladyhawk Black-Chip (Hannah)
Ch. Wishsong's Na Mho Rhigham (SHE)
CH. CR Wishsong's Lullabye (Lilly)
Songbird's A Cappella (Ella)
Wishsong's Past CHAMPIONS (S. Jane Sherrell)
CH Wishsong Mardais D' Artagnon (Dart)
CH. Black-Chip's Princess Redji (Reggie)
The Ibizan Hound or Podenco lbicenco, as it is called in Spain where it is principally concentrated,. is now generally conceded to be the modern survivor of the prick-eared ring-tailed greyhound of Egyptian antiquity. It may be, of course, that the breed was originally developed by some other people prior to its being immortalized by Egyptian artists.
Most striking of the Egyptian representations is the graven image of Anubis. "The Watchdog of the Dead." found in the tomb of "King Tut’ the pharaoh Tutankhamon, who reigned from 1366 to 1357 B.C. Anubis principal place of worship was at Kynopolis, which literally means "Dog City". Carved of wood and coated with a resin varnish. the statue was embellished with gold leaf inside the ears and around the eyes, which were fashioned of baleful obsidian. Egyptologists have been wont to describe Anubis as a "Jackal god". little reckoning that such had ever existed let alone still exists.
The dog appears in Egyptian art much earlier than King Tut's time. Below. is the disk limiting scene found in the tomb of Hernaka, near Saqquara, who reigned during the First Dvnastv, ~3100-2700 B.C.). Other scenes, show these dogs, in characteristic red and white varieties, seizing wild goats by the throat. Another scene, from the tomb of Nefermat. near Medum. early 4 th Dynasty) has these dogs catching foxes by the tail. Still others, from Thebes and elsewhere, show the dogs pulling down gazelle and ibex by the nape of the neck.
The breed owes its name to the fact that it survived in its original form in the Ballearic Islands in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. above all in Ibiza. Formentera. Minorca and Mallorca. Ibiza itself was discovered by the Phoenicians as early as the 9 th century B.C., with later incursions of Egyptian, Chaldean. Carthaginians Greek. Roman and Arabic Mariners: so it would be difficult to say who brought the dogs to these islands. A Phoenician coin found in Ibiza does bear the image of the dog, however. Carthage, was a Phoenician colony and it is recorded that the Carthagianian general, Hannibal was born at San Antonio Abad, on lbiza lt is also recorded that when Hannibal crossed over the Alps from Spain into France and Italy, lie took not only elephants, but some of these dogs,with him. It is ornetinies referred to as "Hannibal's Dog".
In addition to the Batteries the breed is to he found in portions of the Spanish mainline particularly in Cataluna, Valencia, Rosellon and Provenza, where it is variously called Mallorqui, Xarnelo, Nlayorquais, Charneque, and Chien de Baleares. Similar yet diminutive strains, evidently stemming from the sarrie original source. are to be found at varlous spots along the Mediterranean. both European and African. Among these are the Maltese rabbit dog. and the Sicilian Cirnecco delll'Etna.
The dogs are reputed to be great hunters. In the islands, there are only rabbits, but on the Spanish mainland they are used for hunting deer, bobcat, partridge and all sorts of game. The Ibizans are rightly called "the three-way hunter" by virtue of their hunting habits. They hunt by sight, scent and sound. They hunt best in pairs and will flush their quarry and many times are quick enough to catch it before the hunter can shoot. They work well in packs and instinctively perform real teamwork.
Coursing Clubs are starting to discover this breed as an interesting adversary for some of the other well established coursing hounds such as the Saluki, Borzoi, -and Afghan. Though they are not as fast in sheer speed as the greyhound. They more than make this up in their ability to maneuver over rough terrain.
In appearance the Ibizan Hound is of greyhound type with prick ears and sickle tail. The males stand 24 to 28 inches and weight from 40 to 60 pounds. The females are slightly smaller. In color they range from red and white through a lion color to white and red with some solid red, lion and white. All other colors are excluded. Most commons is the smooth-coated variety, although there are also wire and longhaired specimens. Their eyes are an amber color and the nose is pink or near liver.
The Ibizan is very intelligent. And has a sense of humor not unlike a poodle, and takes to obedience training readily. They are sweet tempered, gentle, and fond of children as well as all types of other pets. They are unrivaled as a companion for the family who wants only the best. As a Breed, they are very hardy and experience none of the afflictions that have beset some of the more popular breeds.
Introducing the Ibizan to the United States, were Col. and Mrs. Consuelo Seoane, who, after travels in Ibiza and Spain. Brought in a female of championship stock, named Certera and registered with the Spanish Kennel Club. Certera arrived in American in May 1956 and gave birth to the first litter on September 3rd of that year.The progress of the bred in America although substantial. Would likely have already been sensational, had not so many of the dogs in the county fallen into the hands of people seeking a pet. With no desire to breed or show them. More and more professional dog breeders are entering the picture, however and this argues well for the future of the Ibizan.
Written by MaryAnn Blair