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Size: Medium Weight: 25-55 pounds Fur length: Short Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
Life Expectancy: 13-16 Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available Climate: Not good for cold climate.
The Blue Lacy is also known as Lacy Dog, Lacy Game Dog, Texas Blue Lacy and Lacy Hog Dog. Nicknamed Lacy, the Blue Lacy is an official dog breed of Texas, being the only dog breed originated in that state. This medium size working dog is an excellent herding and hunting dog. The dog has a height between 18 to 21 inches and weight between 25 to 55 pounds depending on working condition. This strong and fast yet lightly built dog has a well proportioned body. The breed sports a short, smooth and tight coat that comes in one of three color variations; blue, red and tricolor.
The Blue Lacy is a popular companion for ranchers, hunters, trackers and farmers alike as this multi-talented dog displays its skills in all working situations.
Although called the Blue Lacy, the dog is seen in three accepted colors. Blues are any shade of gray from light silver to dark charcoal. Reds range from light cream to rust while tri-colored dogs will combine these colours with a blue base and are referred to as "Pumpkins". White colour maybe present on different body parts but excessive white is not allowed.
The coat of Blue Lacy is short, smooth and close-fitted. It is an easy to maintain coat that requires minimal grooming.
A working dog from heart and soul, the Blue Lacy needs to be working most of the time and is not a dog to sit idle or enjoy leisurely. It is happiest when working. Very intelligent, active and alert, the dog makes an obedient and docile family pet for families with older children as some young Blue Lacy dogs may have a little too much energy and drive for small children. Very bold and courageous, the dog is brave and protective of its family, property and possessions when assigned guarding duties. It can get along with other dogs. This dog is not for every one. It needs a strong and natural leader as its packleader. As with any dog, the Blue Lacy needs early age socialization and training to be a good family pet.
The coat needs minimal grooming. Once a week brushing should be enough. Bathe only when necessary.
An intelligent working dog, the Blue Lacy will respond well to gentle and innovative training sessions with a firm and strong handler. It can learn to perform many tricks and should not be difficult to train dog.
This dog has high demands for exercise. The Blue Lacy requires constant mental and physical activities to keep it happy. Long daily walks are not enough as the dog will need more challenging jobs like hunting, herding, tracking etc. It can participate is dog agility or flyball sports to divert its energy to useful activities.