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Podenco -Ibicenco,
A Dog with an Egyptian Past?

I would like to dedicate this page , full delight, to my Podenco Ibicenco bitch, "FLOH" in memory at over 15 years unforgotten experiences.
The Race history, an unproven Hypothesis:
Der The origin of this Primitive-Dog-Race returns far over 4.000 years in the time of the ancient Egypt, the fascinating empire of the Pharaohs and pyramids. Oneargues of course today over it, whether the Maltese "Kelb tal-Fenek" or the "Podenco Ibicenco", and/or other mediterranean races is the genuine descendant Egyptian "Pharaoh Hound". After the study of many essays only the "Podenco Ibicenco" comes for me in question, which here on the Balearic Isles in the language of the Ibicencos is also known under the name "Ca Eivissenc". The present Podenco Ibicenco is already presented in the ancient Egypt, in the period of Pharaohs, on drawings, e.g. in burial chambers as well as in findings of skeletons. Hieroglyphics tell from Pharaohs, as well as from the routine of the Egyptians and their dogs. Excavations hauled statues, which display as free gifts a very large similarity with the present hunt - and rundog. To be mentioned is also the display of the ancient Egyptian God Anubis, which is always shown with a stand-up-ear jackal - and/or dog-head in amazing similarity with the Podenco Ibicenco.
How it ever may be, one must proceed on the assumption, that dogs of this mediterranean race were brought onto many islands of the mediterranean region through the Phoenicians and / or Karthagers, so also onto the balearic isle Eivissa. One proceeds also from the imagination, that Podenco Ibicenco has kept alive and multiplicated on Ibiza origin-true, according whith the old-egyptian greyhound.