The Ibizan Hound has a mixed temperament of a noble and wild hunter breed. Indoors it desires to be pampered and is usually quiet around the house, while outdoors it is lively and will chase anything that moves, which it considers as prey. Its trademark ears are super sensitive and will twitch when it senses someone coming. Although it does not bark to alert, one look at the ears will tell you. Regardless, this dog breed is not an ideal watchdog or guard dog.
With its family, the Ibizan is calm, affectionate, and loyal. Ibizans are true clownish dogs, delighting in making their family happy with their harmless antics. However, it is reserved and aloof around strangers but never shy or aggressive. Since it is an intelligent, independent dog and a people-pleaser, the Ibizan Hound is fairly easy to train. However, it may be stubborn at times, so positive reinforcements in the form of treats and snacks will help get it back on track.
Ibizan Hounds are known to be gentle, calm and fun-loving dogs that thrive in a family environment. Therefore, they are also great with children. With this said, children must be taught how to handle an Ibizan Hound especially since this dog breed is sensitive by nature. Of course, it also follows that any interaction between the Ibizan and the children must be supervised to make sure playtime does not cause accidents. When it comes to other household pets, the Ibizan Hound is known to be good around other dogs and will rarely show any aggressiveness. However, since the Ibizan is a scenthound, smaller animals may seem like fair game, which may lead to a catastrophic result.