Developed in the mid 1850s, the Blue Lacy dog is a working dog bred for ranching in the unforgiving Texas heat. It has a lightly built but powerful body with a short, smooth coat. Though called the “Blue” Lacy dog, Lacys also come in red and tricolor, with eyes that range from yellow to dark amber. Color dilution alopecia is a known breed disorder, though it is relatively rare.
English Shepherd, greyhound, and grey wolf (!) are cited as contributing breeds, with possible additional contributions from scenthounds and coyote!
The Blue Lacy Dog is the official state dog of Texas!
Explore some Embark dogs that share Blue Lacy ancestry.