FL Gulf Coast Cluster II
Brooksville, FL
  • Turtle was entered 3 days and won Best of Breed to earn his grand champion bronze title on Thursday and went on to win an NOHS Group 1st, was again Best of Breed and NOHS Group 1st/Reserve Best in Show on Saturday and won Best of Opposite on Sunday!
  • Seti won Best of Breed on Wednesday and Friday and Best of Opposite on Thursday and Saturday!
  • Katy won Select on Thursday and Best of Breed on Sunday!
  • Calliope won Select on Saturday and Sunday!
  • Eleanor won Beginner Puppy Group 3rd on Friday and 4th on Sunday!
  • Anthony won Beginner Puppy Group 3rd on Thursday!
    (1.22.23)

    FL Gulf Coast Cluster I
    Brooksville, FL
  • Turtle won Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday!
  • Katy won Best of Opposite on Saturday to earn her grand championship and Select on Sunday and Monday!
  • Lotus won Select on Saturday to earn her grand championship!
  • Adele won Best of Opposite on Sunday and Best of Breed on Monday to earn her grand championship!
  • Eleanor won Beginner Puppy Group 2nd on Sunday!
  • Anthony won Beginner Puppy Group 3rd on Monday!
    (1.16.23)

    SSRRC AKC Lure Coursing
    Weirsdale, FL
  • Katy won Best of Breed on Saturday and 2nd in Specials on Sunday!
  • Lotus won 4th in Specials on Saturday and Best of Breed on Sunday!
  • Beetlejuice won 2nd in Specials on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday!
  • Clarice won 5th in Specials on Saturday!
  • Venus Flytrap won 5th in Specials on Sunday!
  • Eveline earned her Junior Courser title and her Qualified Courser certificate!
  • Ripley earned his Junior Courser title!
    (1.9.23)

    SSRRC AKC Lure Coursing
    Weirsdale, FL
  • Katy won Best of Breed on Saturday and 2nd in Specials on Sunday!
  • Lotus won 4th in Specials on Saturday and Best of Breed on Sunday!
  • Beetlejuice won 2nd in Specials on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday!
  • Clarice won 5th in Specials on Saturday!
  • Venus Flytrap won 5th in Specials on Sunday!
  • Eveline earned her Junior Courser title and her Qualified Courser certificate!
  • Ripley earned his Junior Courser title!
    (1.9.23)

    Clemson
    Pendleton, SC
  • The Zit won Best of Breed both days!
    (1.9.23)

    Winter Challenge AKC Lure Coursing
    Limestone, TN
  • Katy won 4th in Specials A on Wednesday, 2nd in Specials B on Thursday, 4th in Specials A on Friday and 1st in Specials A on Saturday!
  • Beetlejuice won 3rd in Specials A on Wednesday, 2nd in Specials A on Thursday, 2nd in Specials B on Friday and 3rd in Specials A on Saturday!
  • Lotus won 3rd in Specials B on Wednesday, 5th in Specials B on Thursday and 4th in Specials B on Saturday!
  • Venus Flytrap won 5th in Specials B on Wednesday, 4th in Specials A on Thursday and 5th in Specials B on Saturday!
  • Lydia won 3rd in Open on Wednesday and 1st on Thursday for 7 points with a major toward her field championship!
    (12.31.22)

    Beezer Bash IHCUS ASFA Lure Coursing
    Limestone, TN
  • Lotus won 4th in Open!
    (12.27.22)

    AKC National Championship
    Orlando, FL
  • The Zit won Best of Breed!
  • Valentino won Best of Opposite Sex!
  • Venus Flytrap won 1st Award of Excellence & Best Bred By Exhibitor!
    (12.17.22)

    Orlando Cluster
    Orlando, FL
  • Venus Flytrap won Best of Opposite on Tuesday and Best of Breed on Thursday!
  • Valentino won Select on Tuesday and Wednesday!
  • The Zit won Select on Tuesday!
    (12.15.22)

    AKC National Lure Coursing Championship
    Weirsdale, FL
  • Beetlejuice won 1st in Specials A on Day 1 and 4th in Specials A on Day 2!
  • Lotus won 1st in Specials B on Day 1 and 5th in Specials C on Day 2!
  • Katy won 4th in Specials B on Day 1 and 2nd in Specials B on Day 2, and was the High Scoring Dual Champion in Breed!
  • Json won 2nd in Specials C on Day 1 and 3rd in Specials C on Day 2!
  • Willow won 3rd in Specials A on Day 1!
  • Venus Flytrap won 3rd in Specials A on Day 2!
    (12.11.22)

    Winter Wonderland Cluster Part 2
    Perry, GA
  • Venus Flytrap won Best of Breed on Friday and Saturday and Select on Monday!
  • Lotus won Select on Friday and Saturday and Best of Breed on Sunday and Monday!
  • Adele won Select on Sunday!
  • Lydia won Best of WInners on Friday and Sunday to finish her championship!
  • Levi won Winners & Opposite on Saturday and Sunday for his first major!
    (12.5.22)

    Winter Wonderland Cluster Part 1
    Perry, GA
  • Venus Flytrap won Best of Breed both Tuesday and Wednesday!
  • Lotus won Select both Tuesday and Wednesday!
    (11.30.22)

    Horse Country Dog Shows
    Ocala, FL
  • Turtle won Best of Breed and Group 3rd on Saturday and SUnday and an NOHS Group 4th on Sunday!
  • Venus Flytrap won Best of Breed on Friday, Select on Thursday and Sunday and Best of Opposite on Saturday!
  • Adele won Best of Opposite on Sunday!
  • Katy won Select on Friday!
  • Lotus won Select on Saturday!
  • Lydia won Best of Breed on Thursday for her 2nd major!
    (11.20.22)

    All For One @ Fall FL Dog Shows
    Ocala, FL
  • Turtle won Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday and an NOHS Group 2nd on Sunday!
  • Venus Flytrap won Best of Breed on Friday, Select on Saturday and Best of Opposite on Sunday!
  • Adele won Select on Friday and Sunday!
  • Lotus won Best of Opposite on Saturday!
    (11.13.22)

    GASM ASFA Lure Coursing
    Limestone, TN
  • Json won 2nd in Open on Saturday and 1st in Open on Sunday!
    (11.13.22)

    Orlando November Cluster
    Ocala, FL
  • Venus Flytrap won Best of Opposite on Friday, Best of Breed on Saturday and Select on Sunday!
  • David won Best of Breed on Friday and Best of Opposite on Saturday and Sunday!
  • Adele won Select on Saturday and Best of Breed on Sunday!
  • Katy won Select on Friday!
  • Ripley won Select and Owner-Handler Best of Breed all 3 days!
    (11.6.22)

    Hunt Cuntry Cluster
    Doswell, VA
  • The Zit won Best of Breed all 5 days and finished her grand champion silver title!
    (11.6.22)

    Brandon Florida
    Planty City, FL
  • Venus Flytrap won Best of Breed and Group 3rd both days!
  • Lotus won Select on Saturday for a major toward her grand championship!
  • Adele won Select on Sunday for a major toward her grand championship!
  • Calliope won NOHS Best of Breed both days!
  • Turtle won Best of Opposite both days!
    (10.30.22)

    CLCS AKC Lure Coursing
    Canon, GA
  • Beetlejuice won Best of Breed both days!
    (10.30.22)

    Rapid City
    Rapid City, SD
  • Clover won Best of Breed on Friday to finish her championship and won Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday!
    (10.23.22)

    Chambersburg Area
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Monty won Best of Breed on Sunday for another point towards his championship!
    (10.2.22)

    Sunshine Autumn Sieger
    Brooksville, FL
  • Beetlejuice won Best in Show on Saturday and Grand Sieger on Sunday at the IABCA Show!
    (9.18.22)

    Club Canin Chomedey
    Terrebonne, QC Canada
  • Oxalis won Best Baby Puppy in Group!
    (9.18.22)

    SSRRC AKC Lure Coursing
    High Springs, FL
  • Katy won Best of Breed on Saturday and 2nd in Specials on Sunday!
  • Beetlejuice won 3rd in Specials on Saturday and Best of Breed on Sunday!
  • Venus Flytrap won 2nd in Specials on Saturday and 3rd in Specials on Sunday!
  • Lotus won 5th in Specials on Saturday and 4th on Sunday!
    (9.11.22)

    GASM AKC Lure Coursing
    Limestone, TN
  • Beetlejuice won 3rd in Specials B on Sunday and Best of Breed on Monday for 7 points towards his LCX!
  • Willow won Best of Breed on Sunday and 2nd in Specials on Monday for 7 points towards her LCX!
  • Lotus won 2nd in Open on Saturday to finish her dual championship and 3rd in Specials A on Sunday!
  • Json won 1st in Open on Saturday and Sunday and finished his field championship!
  • Katy won 2nd in Specials B on Sunday and 4th in Specials on Monday for 3 points towards her LCX!
  • Monty won 3rd in Open on Saturday and 1st on Monday for 5 points with a major toward his field championship and earned his senior courser title!
  • Mouse won 4th in Open on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday and Monday for 3 points toward her field championship!
  • Venus Flytrap won 2nd in Specials A on Sunday!
  • Emily won 5th in Specials on Saturday and 5th in Specials A on Sunday!
    (9.5.22)

    Mid-Susquehanna Valley
    Middleburg, PA
  • Valentino won Best of Breed both days and Group 2nd on Saturday!
  • Primus won Select and NOHS Group 3rd both days!
    (8.28.22)

    Summer Mountain Cluster
    Cumberland, MD
  • Valentino won Best of Breed all 4 days!
  • Monty won Winners and NOHS Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday for 2 points!
    (8.21.22)

    Carolina Cluster
    Greensboro, NC
  • The Zit won Best of Breed Friday and Saturday and Best of Opposite on Sunday!
    (8.21.22)

    Sunshine State Cluster II
    Tampa, FL
  • Venus Flytrap won 2 Best of Breeds, a Best of Opposite, a Select and earned her bronze grand championship!
  • Turtle won a Best of Breed, 2 Best of Opposite, a Select, all 5 NOHS Best of Breeds, an NOHS Group 3rd, earned his CGC and TKN and set a new personal best distance in dock diving!
  • Katy won a Best of Breed and 2 Selects for 3 majors toward her grand championship!
  • Ramsey won 2 Best of Opposite, 2 Selects, his CGC and TKI titles!
  • Christopher won a Select for a major toward his grand championship!
  • Eveline won Winners on Wednesday and Winners/Best of Winners/Best of Breed over 5 specials on Thursday for a major to earn her championship!
  • Johnny won Best of Winners on Wednesday and Winners on Thursday and Friday to earn his championship!
  • Ripley won Best of Winners on Saturday and Sunday to earn his championship, and also earned his CGC and TKN!
  • Lydia won Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show on Thursday, Best of Winners on Friday and Winners on Saturday and Sunday for 3 points!
  • Iris won Best Veteran in Show!
    (8.14.22)



  • "a commitment to excellence"

    Located in the metropolitan area of Tampa, Florida, I have been involved with Ibizan Hounds since 2002. Abbaio is home to winners and placers at Westminster, AKC National Championship, Morris & Essex, IHCUS National Specialty weekend, Beezerfest, the World Dog Show and the National Lure Coursing Championship. Our dogs have won All-Breed and National Specialty Best in Shows, won and placed in groups and accumulated championships, grand championships, lure coursing, rally, agility, dock diving and trick dog titles. Outside of the United States, Abbaio Ibizans have won championships in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Gibraltar, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain and Sweden.
    Above all else, Abbaio Ibizans bring joy to their families as loving companions. Thanks to the dogs, the Abbaio Family has grown into a group of wonderful people who support each other with advice as well as share stories and photos regularly. Dogs are only in the show ring, on the coursing field or in other competitions for very small fraction of time, the rest of their lives are spent as beloved companions. All of my puppies are "pet" puppies, regardless of show or performance potential they must be treated as a member of the family, kept as inside dogs and provided with the best care possible. Ibizan Hounds are very adaptable and can be as at home on a large farm as they are in an apartment, it is the responsibility of the owner to make sure their needs are met no matter their living situation.
    Abbaio is not an online puppy store. Ibizan Hounds are a rare breed and not common in all areas. We welcome inquiries from any and all who are interested in sharing their life with an Ibizan, or just learning more about them. A personal meeting with me and the dogs is essential in making your final decision.


    2022 AKC Lure Coursing Breeder of the Year
    I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as the 2022 Breeder of the Year for Lure Coursing by the American Kennel Club. From the beginning, the dual purpose and function of the Ibizan Hound has been of utmost importance, blending the beauty and the hunting ability of these incredible dogs to produce an all-around hound that is capable of performing at the highest levels in the ring and on the field. Since moving to Florida, I have been able to pursue more field trials with the dogs, to their delight, and they have been consistently recognized for their talents. Abbaio has produced 12 individual Best in Field winners and 30 AKC Field Champions.

    Remembering Stella
    Best in Field Winning | Group Placing
    GCH DC Serandida Abbaio alla Luna MC LCX NAJ CGC TKN

    "Stella"

    March 19, 2011 - September 5, 2022
    Stella was a remarkable Ibizan Hound and so important to Abbaio in so many ways. She was the first-born female from our first litter and went on to become my first champion from the bred by exhibitor class, my first dual champion, winner of many awards in dog shows, lure coursing and agility...she was a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother...but above all else, she was my girl. My beloved "pocket beezer" who never let her small size keep her from reaching whatever she sought after. She traveled the country with me, she celebrated with me when I was happy and consoled me when I was sad. She was the greatest friend to me whenever I needed her. She was a perfect representative of everything I hope for with each new generation born here, not just in competition but in all things "normal", in all of the moments we are so lucky to share with our dogs who love us just a little more than we can ever possibly love them. Losing her has been the most painful and excruciating experience for me, but I am consoled in knowing that she lives on through her decendents and that she will never truly be gone. I am so fortunate to have this wonderful family of dogs that she helped to create, and I am so thankful to each of them for making my world a better place.

    2023 NOHS Reserve Best in Show Winner


    NOHS RBIS & Multi Group Winning
    GCHB Abbaio Murciélago CGC TKN DJ

    "Turtle"


    2022 AKC National Championship Winners

    Group Winning & Multi Best in Field
    GCHS DC Abbaio Bushbaby SC

    "The Zit"

    Best of Opposite
    GCH Abbaio Cheeseburger in Paradise

    "Valentino"

    1st Award of Excellence & BBE
    GCHB DC Abbaio Bird of Paradise SC TKN

    "Venus Flytrap"


    2022 Hound Group Winners!

    #2 Ibizan Hound of 2022

    Multiple Group Winning & Placing
    GCHB DC Abbaio Bird of Paradise SC TKN

    "Venus Flytrap"

    *Breed Points through 12/31/22

    Group Winning
    CH Abbaio Tea And Trumpets

    "Primus"

    Group Winning
    GCH DC Abbaio Tarsier SC TKN

    "Ramsey"
    "Ramsey" (left) joins his sisters "Seti" (center) and "The Zit" (right) as a group winnining Grand Champion/Dual Champion all from one litter! The amazing "Lemur Litter" was born in the Summer of 2018 by "Scorpio" out of "Elin" and has exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. They have out-performed themselves in the ring and on the field, as well as being some of the most fantastic pets I've ever known.

    2022 Westminster Winners

    Best of Opposite
    GCHB DC Abbaio Bird of Paradise SC TKN

    "Venus Flytrap"

    Select Dog
    GCH Abbaio Reventòn

    "Ferdinand"


    High Scoring Dual Champion Ibizan Hound at 2022 AKC National Lure Coursing Championship!

    Multiple Best in Field
    DC Abbaio Reach For The Stars SC

    "Katy"

    "Katy" follows in the footsteps of her grandmother "Stella" who was the High Scoring Dual Champion Ibizan Hound and Overall at the 2017 AKC National Lure Coursing Championship!


    Celebrating Our 30th AKC Field Champion!

    FC Abbaio Flute And Plunder SC
    "Json"

    Celebrating Our 30th AKC Grand Champion!
    Multiple IABCA Best in Show
    GCH DC Abbaio Stars Align SC

    "Beetlejuice"

    "Beetlejuice" and his co-owner, Joseph Smela, attended an IABCA dog show in Brooksville, FL in April where they were awarded a Best in Show and a Reserve Best in Show! This duo has been working hard at local shows and trials and recently finished both his Dual Championship and Grand Championship titles! In September, Beetlejuice won his second IABCA Best in Show and went on to win Grand Sieger!

    #1 Dock Diving Ibizan Hound of 2022

    GCH Abbaio Murcíelago CGC TKN DJ
    "Turtle"

    #1 Ibizan Hound of 2019, 2020 & 2021

    Reserve Best in Show | Multiple Group Winning | Multiple Group Placing
    2018/2021 National Specialty Award of Merit | 2020 Westminster Best of Breed
    2019 & 2021 Westminster Select | 2019/2020/2021 AKC Royal Canin Select

    GCHG Abbaio Yogurt Affairs

    "Mallory"

    CC Breed 2019/2020 | CC Breed & All-Breed 2022

    2021 IHCUS Top 20 Winner

    Multiple Best in Field
    GCHB DC Abbaio Bushbaby SC

    "The Zit"

    #1 AKC Lure Coursing Ibizan Hound of 2020

    Best in Field
    GCH DC Abbaio Secret Garden SC

    "Willow"

    The First Platinum Grand Champion Ibizan Hound in History!
    #1 Ibizan Hound of 2017 & 2018

    All-Breed Best in Show | Multiple Reserve Best in Show
    2017 National Specialty Best in Show | 2018 AKC Royal Canin Group 3rd
    2017 & 2018 AKC Royal Canin BOB | 2018 Westminster Kennel Club BOB

    GCHP Abbaio Dream With Your Eyes Open SC HOF

    "Iris"

    **2018 AKC NLCC Breed Finalist**

    Best in Field Winning
    DC Abbaio Mighty Aphrodite SC

    "Dharma"

    **2018 IHCUS National Specialty Winner**

    2018 National Specialty Best in Show
    GCHB DC Abbaio It Girl SC HOF

    "Kendra"

    Current Class Animals


    FC Abbaio Flute and Plunder SC

    "Json"

    5 points | 1 major

    Abbaio Stark Raving Mad

    "Levi"

    4 points | 1 major

    Abbaio Castanet Wide SC

    "Monty"

    10 points | 1 major

    Congratulations to Our Newest Titleholders!

    TURTLE

    New Grand Champion Bronze - January 2023

    ADELE

    New Grand Champion - January 2023

    LOTUS

    New Grand Champion - January 2023

    KATY

    New Grand Champion - January 2023

    RIPLEY

    New Junior Courser - January 2023

    EVELINE

    New Junior Courser - January 2023

    LYDIA

    New Champion - December 2022

    New Championship Titles Won in 2023

    January
    Katy - Grand Champion
    Lotus - Grand Champion
    Adele - Grand Champion
    Turtle - Grand Champion Bronze

    New Championship Titles Won in Recent Years

    2022

    2021

    2020

    January
    Christopher - Champion
    Venus Flytrap - Grand Champion
    February
    Venus Flytrap - Field/Dual Champion
    March
    Axl - Champion
    Primus - Champion
    Mouse - Grand Champion
    Katy - Field/Dual Champion
    April
    Ecko - Champion
    May
    Beetlejuice - Field/Dual Champion
    June
    Beetlejuice - Grand Champion
    July
    Adele - Champion
    Emily - Field/Dual Champion
    August
    Eveline - Champion
    Venus Flytrap - Grand Champion Bronze
    Johnny - Champion
    Valentino - Grand Champion
    Ripley - Champion
    September
    Lotus - Field/Dual Champion
    Json - Field Champion
    October
    Clover - Champion
    November
    The Zit - Grand Champion Silver
    December
    Lydia - Champion
    January
    Stella - Lure Courser Excellent
    Tiberius - Champion
    February
    Goose - Field/Dual Champion
    Rylan - Field Champion
    Zayn - Field/Dual Champion
    March
    Turtle - Grand Champion
    April
    Venus Flytrap - Champion
    Seti - Grand Champion
    Rylan - Show/Dual Champion
    May
    Ferdinand - Champion
    The Zit - Grand Champion Bronze
    June
    Stevie - Champion
    July
    Kyle - Champion
    Lotus - Champion
    August
    Beetlejuice - Champion
    Katy - Champion
    November
    David - Champion
    Ferdinand - Grand Champion
    December
    Emily - Champion
    February
    Kelsey - Champion
    The Zit - Grand Champion
    June
    Faline - Lure Courser Excellent
    Cooper - Field/Dual Champion
    July
    Cooper - ASFA Field Champion
    September
    Willow - Field/Dual Champion
    Ramsey - Grand Champion
    Nyx - Champion
    Turtle - Champion
    October
    Phoebe - Field/Dual Champion
    Dahlia - Field/Dual Champion
    Jovian - Field/Dual Champion
    Maia - Field/Dual Champion
    The Meg - Champion
    November
    Calliope - Champion
    Aston - Champion
    Mouse - ASFA Field Champion
    Valentino - Champion
    December
    Nyx - Field/Dual Champion
    Seti - Field/Dual Champion
    Ramsey - Field/Dual Champion


        

    Abbaio Ibizans are incomparably beautiful, intelligent and loving hounds who excel in the show ring, on the field and on the couch. My very satisfied puppy buyers are all members of the Abbaio family!


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