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Blue Lacy

Blue Lacy

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.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 18-23in

Female: 18-23in

Weight

Male: 35-50lb

Female: 30-45lb

Fun Fact

The Blue Lacy Dog is the official state dog of Texas!

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About this Breed

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!

Blue Lacys on Embark

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Rex
  2. Brody
  3. Max
  4. Leo
  5. Rio
  6. Bandit
  7. Rudy
  8. Blu
  9. Charlie

For Female

  1. Luna
  2. Sadie
  3. Gracie
  4. Lilly
  5. Sally
  6. Bailey
  7. Willow
  8. Emma

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. Washington, United States
  3. Colorado, United States
  4. New York, United States
  5. Massachusetts, United States
  6. Wisconsin, United States
  7. California, United States
  8. Georgia, United States
  9. Illinois, United States
  10. Alabama, United States

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