Blue Lacy dogs are used
all over the USA for tracking wounded game, search & rescue work and more.
They were bred to have a great nose, strong prey drive, and intelligence.
These are key components for blood trail dogs to possess. Blue Lacy blood
trailing abilities include, running scent lines and winding game when no
blood is present. They can be worked on or off lead successfully. When off
lead some handlers use a bell or train their Lacy to bark and stay with the
game until they arrive. This works great in the thick Texas brush.
Back in the mid 1800’s
in the Marble Falls, TX area, four Lacy Brothers developed this all around
working dog to help meet the needs of rugged Texas life. They needed a
tough dog that could help them find, round up and drive livestock. When
their ranching duties were done, these pioneers would then use these same
dogs to retrieve their fowl, tree varmints, bay hogs or find wounded game,
all in a days work.
Today’s Blue Lacy’s seem
to have it a little easier, but still can drive into these tasks with
endurance and drive. There are many great breeders and handlers to thank
for this. They are as strong today as they were back then. The Lacy
Brothers would be proud.
In May of 2005, the
State of Texas recognized and honored the Blue Lacy’s rich heritage and all
around working abilities by naming them the State Dog Breed of Texas.
Blue Lacy can be blue,
red, or tri in color. The red and tri colored Blue Lacy’s are not blue, but
hold the blue color genetic gene. They are medium in size ranging from 18
to 23 inches in shoulder height. They have a sleek, tight coat with white
markings on chest and toes. Very low maintenance dogs.
Lacy Family Descendant