Blue Lacy: Official State Dog of Texas
Posted on July 18, 2012 by WayCoolDogs
Most Texans are unaware of the State Dog and that the breed was specifically made for Texas. The Blue Lacy is a rare breed that tends to be passed on as a ‘Silver Lab’ mix or a Weimaraner mix.
Blue Lacy’s are working dogs bred by the Lacy Brothers from Kentucky when they moved to Texas hill country in 1858. The breed is said to be a mix of scent hound, greyhound and wolf to heard wild hogs
Lacy’s are working dogs but can also be family pets. Lacy’s are most happy when working on lands with ranchers, cowboys and trappers.
Lacy’s can herd and hunt with the best of them, it is said they can do the work of 5 ranch hands. Lacy’s also are used for hog hunting and tracking.
A very smart dog that can learn very quickly. They are bold and fearless and not afraid of unfamiliar people and places.
Lacy’s are protective of their homes and are great with families. They are an energetic breed and need exercise but adapt well in any environment. They are sensitive to loud noises and will respond to soft commands.
Keep this dog busy mentally and physically and you will have a pal for life. The life expectancy of a Lacy is about 16 years. Overall they are a healthy breed but can have some skin problems like Dilute
Medium build, typically 18 to 23 inches tall and weigh 30 to 50 pounds.. The reason they are called Blue Lacy is because of the blue-gene that all Lacy’s hold, the dominate ones are the Lacy’s with the ‘blue’ coat that is a light gray to a deep charcoal gray.
Lacy’s also come in a red, cream and tri-colored.White patches on their chest, paws and snout are normal and common in Lacy dogs. This breeds eyes are somewhat distracting with their yellowish-gold appearance. Very low maintenance short hair coats with minimal shedding.
Overall the Blue Lacy is a wonderful and hardworking dog with lots of love to share. Their unique look not only attracts you but their history is rich in Texas. With a dog like this it’s not hard to believe that everything is actually bigger and better in Texas!
This guest post is contributed by Debra Johnson, blogger and editor of nanny payroll. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: – jdebra84 @ gmail.com.
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