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Blue Lacy is a working dog breed originated in Texas during 19th century. One of the true Texas breeds, this dog was firstly recognized by Texas Senate in 2001, it is also declared as the Official State Dog. Majority of this breed is found in Texas, however making its way sharply across United States and in rest of the world especially in Canada. These medium-sized dogs are strong and fast but with light structure. This breed is not of blue color only as its name suggests, but also gray, silver, dark chocolate, red, light cream and rust colors are also available. Its sharp and alert eyes can be bright yellow or rich amber. Its coat is short, smooth and tight to body that require minimal grooming efforts. They are average shedders. Generally this breed is intelligent, active, alert, intense and devoted. They suit for both hunting and herding applications. The Blue Lacy is fearless and determined breed that can work comparable to other working breeds, while they are able to control large livestock efficiently too. In their early age, they will be too rambunctious and would require extensive physical exercise to stay calm. They are quick at learning and easy to socialize. Good with kids and other pets if all of them are grown together, they are handsome family companion as well.
Blue Lacy History
The Blue Lacy or simply “the Lacy” dogs were developed in Texas by four Lacy brothers who came to Burnet County from Kentucky during 1858. This breed of dog was possibly developed by sharing Greyhounds, scent-hounds and coyotes. This dog remained an important ranching assistant of colonial Americans of southwestern US for centuries. Introduction of technology in this industry reduced the use of this dog to a great degree. The breed was near to extinction, however gained popularity among the hunters dramatically that caused increase in Lacys. Most of the United States trappers use this breed to guard livestock.Advertisement
Blue Lacy Life Expectancy
Blue Lacy has an average life span of 14 to 16 years. This breed can work at the age of 16 years with equal zest.
Blue Lacy Appearance
This dog has a light build, slim cylinder carried by long legs, well balance of flesh and bones; the Blue Lacy is medium-sized working and herding dog. Its gait is flawless, quick and attentive which would achieve great speeds and enormous strength with remarkable stamina. Contrary to its name, this breed not only in blue color but in many colors and combinations including grey, silver, chocolate, red, light cream and rusted. Its name Blue Lacy is due to its blue-color gene they possess. Their eyes can be bright yellow or distinctive orange that adds a distinguished touch to their appearance.
Blue Lacy Weight and Height
Male Blue Lacy can be 18 to 24 inches tall with weight of 30 to 55 pounds of weight while female can be 18 to 22 inches tall with an average weight of 30 to 50 pounds.
Blue Lacy Temperament
This breed is happy when applied on work, they need burning of their extra energy by physical exertion. The breed is a versatile working dog besides herding livestock, trailing, tracking, treeing game and real time hunting of wild hogs. Active, flexible and agile for modern day application, this dog is passionate playmate and warmth partner in long walks, running and hunting. This dog is found remarkable sensitive to detect, track, and trail suspicious scents. Adaptable in many living conditions, Lacys make excellent house pet, however they have outdoor life instead. They would be destructive in the home when left alone. This breed is not suggested for apartment life.
Blue Lacy with children and other pets
Blue lacy are good with children of older ages that know the right handling of dog. young toddlers should be governed when interacting with them. When socializing the Lacy, teach your children the effective handling too, instruct them not to approach the dog when eating, neither take their toys no occupy their place. Low tolerance against childish rowdy play is the state of alarm to young kids. All pets at home are affordable but should be raised together from their puppyhood. They are aggressive to unknown dogs while aloof of strange humans. Advertisement
Blue Lacy Care and Grooming
Its coat is short, smooth and tight to body that require minimal grooming efforts. They are average shedders. They can afford outdoor life, capable of surviving in severe cold and hot weathers.
Blue Lacy Health Issues
Generally this breed is very healthy with vigorous physical activities. They are well suited to all type of terrain and can face variety of situations including severe weathers. This breed is prone to some skin problems and food allergies. Color dilution alopecia is also reported to Blue Lacy but very rare.
Blue Lacy Training
This active breed is quick learner as long as kept satisfied by physical exertion. Rarely, they can be stubborn while intelligent and independent, they may cause challenges for new owner, therefore not suggested for new dog owners. They need a perfect pack leader with demonstrative abilities. Keep the dog in natural pack order that the dog is always after the human beings. They would not respond to harsh and punishing training rather positive reinforcement and reward based training is proved beneficial.
Blue Lacy Exercise
This breed needs a lot of exercise daily. They stay calm and peaceful when well exercised. They are not the dog that merely lies in a corner but an active and energetic dog. These dogs were developed to work in ranching besides sharp companion of hunters. They can be accompanied on long walks, hiking, jogging and other fetching games in yard. They may chase, trail and track suspicious scent if not leashed. Remember an unsatisfied dog would be too boisterous and may be destructive.Advertisement
Blue Lacy Recognition
APRI, ACR, CKC, DRA, LDBA, LGDR, NLDA, TLGDA, NKC, UKI
Blue Lacy Litter Size
Its litter size may vary from 5 to 8 puppies.
Blue Lacy Group
Herding, hunting and working dog
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