The dog, today described with the name Ibizan Hound is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, whose existence has been documented as a breed already 3400 BC. Mainly known for its stone reliefs and statues from ancient Egypt, they were first known in Europe as the Hounds of the Pharaohs. While they were more and more mixed with other races around the Mediterranean, they were able to stay at the Balearic Islands as a relatively pure breed, which is why they received the Spanish name Ibizan Hound in cataloging by FCI.