Cherokee Rose Cluster
Atlanta, GA
  • Iris was Best of Breed Saturday, Opposite on Sunday and Select on Thursday/Friday to finish her grand champion title!
  • Zac Efron was Best of Opposite on Friday and Select on Saturday!

    Carolina Foothills
    Greenville, SC
  • Iris was Select on Thursday, Best of Breed Saturday & Sunday and made the cut in the group on Saturday!
  • Ziggy was Best of Winners on Sunday for his first point!
    Central Wyoming
    Casper, WY
  • Killian was Best of Opposite Sex over specials on Saturday and Sunday for his first 4 points!

    Hilton Head Island
    Ridgeland, SC
  • Iris was Best of Breed both days, made the cut on th group on Saturday and won Group 2 on Sunday!

    Pawprints in the Sand
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Iris was Best of Breed Thursday, Friday and Sunday and Best of Opposite on Saturday!
  • Zac Efron was Best of Opposite on Friday and Sunday and Select on Saturday!

    Blue Crab Cluster
    Richmond, VA
  • Kendra was Best of Breed on Saturday!
  • Iris was Best of Breed over a special on Thursday to finish her champinship! She took the day off on Friday and was Select on Saturday, Best of Breed and Group 4th on Sunday and Best of Breed on Monday!
  • Primo came out of retirement on Friday and won Best of Breed to finsh his grand championship! He went on to win the NOHS Group 1st and NOHS Best in Show!
  • Azalea was Winners on Friday and Saturday for her first 2 points!
  • Eva was Winners on Sunday for her first point!

    Orlando Cluster
    Orlando, FL
  • Kendra was Best of Breed on Saturday to become a Bronze Grand Champion!
  • Iris was Best of Breed over specials and Group 2nd on Friday for her second major, Winners on Saturday for a point and Best of Breed over specials again on Sunday for 2 points!
  • Zac Efron was Best of Opposite for a grand champion major and Owner-Handler Group 3rd on Friday and 4th in Open Senior junior showmanship with his junior handler, Denali, on Sunday!
  • Justin Beezer was Winners on Friday for a point!
    World Dog Show
    Moscow, Russia
  • Fora was Best of Opposite Sex and World Winner 2016!

    Sunshine State Cluster
    Tampa, FL
  • Kendra was Best of Breed all 4 days!
  • Iris was Best of Winners Thursday-Saturday and Winners on Sunday (no males shown) for 6 points and a major!

    Vallejo, CA
  • Kendra was Best of Breed all 4 days!
    Danish Kennel Club Int'l
    Vejen, Denmark
  • Tiger Lily was Best of Breed (+CAC & Crufts Qualification) on Saturday and Sunday as well as Group 3rd on Sunday at one of the largest shows in Denmark!
    Lehigh Valley Coursing
    Lambertville, NJ
  • Ivy won her second Best in Field on Saturday for another 5 point major towards her field championship!

    SoCal Ibizan Specialties
    Silverado, CA
  • Fancy was Award of Merit in the morning specialty and BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW in the afternoon show!
    Peach Blossom Cluster
    Perry, GA
  • Kendra was Best of Breed Thursday/Friday and Select on Saturday/Sunday! She also earned her qualified courser certificate on Saturday so she can begin lure coursing!
  • Justin Beezer was Best of Winners & Opposite Thursday/Friday for his first 2 points!
  • Iris was Best of Winners on Saturday for her first point and Best in Sweepstakes at the hound specialty on Sunday!

  • "a commitment to excellence"

    Located in the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia and Tampa, I have been involved with Ibizan Hounds since 2002. Abbaio is home to winners and placers at Westminster, AKC/Eukanuba, Morris & Essex, IHCUS National Specialty weekend, Beezerfest and the World Dog Show. Our dogs have won and placed in groups and accumulated championships, grand championships, rally, agility and lure coursing titles. Above all else, Abbaio Ibizans bring joy to their families as loving companions.
    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.

    Primo Wins NOHS Best in Show!

    The 1st Male & 1st Smooth Ibizan Hound to win NOHS BIS

    Owned & Handled by Kari Burkolder | Co-Owned & Bred by Sarah Murphy & Diane Arbeit | Co-Bred by Richard Zelig & Susan St John Brown

    Fall 2016 Puppies

    Reservations are being taken for upcoming litters! Please contact me at for more information.

    2016 Specials

    CH Abbaio Dream With Your Eyes Open

    #8 All-Breed
    BISS CH Abbaio I'm So Fancy at Enzo

    #16 Breed
    GCH Abbaio It Girl

    #2 Breed / #3 All-Breed
    GCH Abbaio High Society

    #18 Breed

    Current Class Animals

    Abbaio Wildest Dreams
    Abbaio Raindance
    MBIF Abbaio Glitterati SC
    Abbaio Impossible Dream
    "Justin Beezer"
    Abbaio Perfect Storm
    Abbaio Upper Echelon
    Abbaio Ziggy Stardust

    Congratulations to Our Newest Titleholders!


    Primo finshed his grand championship in July 2016. He is the 6th AKC Grand Champion born at Abbaio!
    Owned by Sarah Murphy, Diane Arbeit & Kari Burkholder
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    Iris finished her championship in June 2016 at 13 months of age. She is the 15th AKC Champion born at Abbaio!
    Owned by Diane Arbeit, Richard Zelig & Sarah Murphy
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    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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