Blue Lacy

origin-iconOrigin:  United States

group-iconDog Breed Group: Working Dog

life-iconLife Span: 14-16 Years

weight-iconWeight: Male: 15-18, Female: 15-17

height-iconHeight: Male: 20 -21.5, Female: 19-20.5

Origin of Name:   The Blue Lacy was developed in the 1800s to help with herding, hunting, and ranch work in Texas.

Blue Lacy Dog Breed
SizeTemperamentSheddingDroolingMonthly keeping cost
Medium Zero
High
Negligible
Hair Everywhere
Zero
Excess
Premium*Standard*

About Blue Lacy

  • Life Span*14-16 Years
  • Getting a puppy homeAvergae'
  • Popularity
    Star Super star
  • Availability
    Rare Easy to get
Introduction

Blue Lacey is a multipurpose Working Dog native to the United States, particularly the state of Texas. Blue lacy is widely considered to be one of the most talented stock working and Hunting Dogs in the southern United States. This breed is known for its strong work drive, intelligence, good health and high energy level. Developed by the Lacy family of Burnett County Texas in 2005, the breed was recognized as the official state dog of Texas by the Texas legislature. Blue Lacey is a breed with many nicknames and names, and is also known as Blue Lacey Dog, Blue Lacey Hound, Blue Lacey Curb, Blue Lacey Stock Dog, Blue Lacey Herring Dog Lacey, Blue Lacey Dog Dog, Blue Lacey Game Dog Is known. , Lacy, Lacy Dog, Lacy Hound, Lacy Curb, Lacy Stock Dog, Lacy Herring Dog, Lacy Hog Dog and Lacy Game Dog. Additionally, the words Texas or American are sometimes placed in front of all these names.

History

Most of the precise details of Blue Lacey's history have been lost over time, but canine historians and fans of the breed have been able to tie together the general line of events. Blue lacey is usually classified as a type of curv. Many believe that a curve is a mixed breed or undesirable dog, but it is only as accurate as the use of the term in Great Britain and Ireland. In the United States, the term Curve is actually used to describe a large group of purebred and mixed breed dogs, similar to a hound or terrier. In general, Curs are medium to large dogs that are bred for their ability to perform large numbers of tasks, including stock work, herring, property protection, hog hunting, and small game hunting. The most well-known coored breeds are the Cathalla Leopard Dog, Mountain Curb, Black Mouth Tax and Tennessee Trending Brindle.

Although the origins of the curb-type dogs are unclear, they were almost certainly first developed in the British Isles. The etymology of the word, originally, is "Kardog", written from the earliest date of the word to 1200. At that time, the natives of the British Isles were of many different curb breeds, most of which specialized in hunting, shepherding or guarding. There is a great debate among experts as to whether the word Cure came from the Anglo-Saxon word, "curzon," which means "to grow", or the Gaelic word, "cue", which means, "dog." It is also not clear how these breeds evolved. However, most of the curs reports suggest that they were most prevalent in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Borderland and Northern England. Since these are regions that have traditionally maintained the highest levels of Celtic influence, this would strongly suggest that the Curs were the Working Dogs of the Celtic people and their name is Celtic in origin. Although at one time Curs were almost certainly the most common dog in the British Isles, the development of more pure modern breeds such as the English Foxhound and Border Collie eventually left them to extinction.

When the British began colonizing the eastern seaboard of North America in the early 1600s, they also brought their dogs with them. Even the Mayflower brought at least two European dogs to Plymouth. Although record keeping was fairly sparse at the time, it is almost certain that many types of cure-type dogs were imported. However, because it was too expensive to carry dogs across the Atlantic and travel was so difficult that many animals were harmed, only a few individuals made it to the US. Once in America, many of these British dogs spent in their new environments. America is warmer than Great Britain, home to greater numbers of more toxic dog diseases and parasites, and also home to more species of threatened wildlife. This meant that a very small number of early European dogs survived for breeding in the American colonies. Breeders in American were forced to breed all available line of curbs together, and were almost certainly added to other breeds such as the Collie-type dog, Scunthoides, Spanish War Dog, French breed, and Native American. dogs. The resulting Cure-type dogs were incredibly friendly, capable of performing a wide variety of tasks, and were very well adapted to life in North America.

General Appearance

Blue lacy is generally similar to other curl-type dogs, but has the most distinctive appearance. Blue lacy is a medium-sized breed. The average blue lace is between 18 and 25 long between the shoulders, with females usually shorter than males. Although weight is strongly influenced by height, construction, and sex, most breed members weigh between 25 and 50 pounds. The Blue Lacey is a very poorly constructed breed, and in many ways resembles the Greyhound from which it is believed. By no means is this breed fragile, and all breed members should look extremely muscular and powerful. While Blue Lacey is generally square-built, some breed members are noticeable for longer than chest to rump, as they are longer from floor to shoulder. The blue lacy tail is long, low-set and with a slight curve.

The head and face of the Blue Lacey is similar to other curl breeds. The head is long, narrow, and not domed. The muzzle and the skull remain separate, but blend quite seamlessly with each other. The muzzle itself is quite long. Although the muzzle is rather narrow, it still exhibits sufficient power. Blue Lacey's nose is usually either brown or tan colored, depending on the color of the dog's coat, although some examples of either color show a black nose. The blue lace ears fall down. Most dogs have ears that turn close to the sides of the head, although some are turned backwards, similar to many pit bulls. Blue Lacy's eyes are almond shaped. It is preferred that the eyes should be amber in color regardless of the color of the dog's coat, but some blue dogs have gray eyes. Most of the breed members have an intense, intelligent and assertive expression.

The blue lacy coat is short, shiny and very close. The texture varies from very fine to slightly harsh. Blue Lacey hair should have tips that are slightly lighter than the colors found on the rest of the body. Blue Lacey is found in five acceptable colors: solid blue, solid gunmetal gray, solid red, solid cream and tricolor. Tricolor dogs are those that are predominantly blue with red marks on the eyes, on the muzzle, under the tail, on the chest, and on the feet. Any color may appear white marks on the chest and some white on the feet, although white color elsewhere on the body is considered a disqualification. Sometimes a blue lacy will be produced in an alternate color such as two being too white. These dogs are disqualified in the show ring and should not be bred, but otherwise make excellent Working Dogs and companion animals as members of any other breed.

Pros - Cons
Pros
This breed is easy to train, shed none to minimal and requires very little grooming.
Cons
This breed is not apartment friendly, and are prone to allergies and health issues.
Breeding

The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days.

The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch's discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.

Blue Lacy Grooming

Blue Lacey has very low grooming requirements. This dog never needs professional grooming, only very occasional brushing. Even for routine maintenance procedures that require all breeds such as nail clipping and bathing, which is much less common with blue lacy than most breeds. Blue lackeys shed, although this amount varies from light to individual depending on individual dog, diet, and time of year.

Blue Lacy Training

As with all breeds, initial socialization and puppy training classes are recommended. This breed has a reputation for being difficult to house. However, in every other case, it is very easy to train them. For example, They like to perform tricks and learn new ones quickly. They respond very well to training based on positive rewards rather than harsh or negative methods. This breed is required to live with his family and is likely to result in undesirable behaviour if he is regularly left alone for long periods of time.

Blue Lacy Nutrition

This breed is classified as "somewhat active", but is average. Long segments of quiet activity are often spread with brief bursts of high activity, often simply moving around the house or yard. In addition to walking, daily play sessions are required. Another dog can be a good exercise partner, but they will still need quality playtime with his owner. A fence-backed backyard is a good idea; Bichons are surprisingly fast, and if someone makes a dash for freedom, it can be difficult to catch or call you back. They enjoy obedience, agility and participating in rally competitions.

Blue Lacy Exercise

They should perform well on high-quality dog ​​food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your vet. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog's calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog's weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, freshwater must be available at all times.

Blue Lacy Health

Blue lacy is considered a very healthy breed, and many claim to be the healthiest of all modern dog breeds. This breed is banned almost exclusively as a Working Dog in some of the harsh conditions found in the US, and any genetic defect that impairs the breed's ability to work can be attributed to natural selection. Or are quickly eliminated by deliberate breeding efforts. Although blue lacy is rare, it has a much larger gene pool due to its age and spreads regularly to other breeds built on previous breeds. This does not mean that Blue Lacey is immune to genetic health disorders, but it does mean that this breed has far fewer conditions than most purebred dogs, and those that appear are generally at lower rates. Are found. Due to its good health and the fact that most breed members live in excellent shape, it survives the longest of all breeds and probably the longest for a dog of this size. The average life expectancy for a blue lace is about 16 years, and many breed members exceed it. This dog wants to stay in very good health very late in life and many breed members are still active workers at 15 or 16 years of age.

Blue Lacies has some issues of concern to some extent. Because there is a genetic link between coat coloration and skin and hair problems, there is a risk of developing a variety of blue, gunmetal gray, and tricolor blue lackeys. Color weakening is the most common alopecia, although allergies, Demodex mange, other forms of alopecia, and many other problems have been identified. Of greater concern is anesthesia. A large percentage of the Blue Lacey population is very sensitive to anesthesia. An anesthetic level that would be safe for most dogs of the same size can kill a blue lassi. Probably this trait has been passed down from the breed's Greyhound lineage. Because this breed is rare, owners should alert their veterinarians of this trend before any surgical procedures.

While this breed can have very rare, skeletal and visual problems, and it is advisable for owners to have their pets tested by both the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF). OFA and CERF perform genetic and other tests before identifying potential health defects. It is particularly valuable in detecting conditions that do not appear until the dog has reached an advanced age, it is especially important for anyone considering breeding their dog So that they can be tested to prevent the spread of potential genetic conditions. It is very reasonable to request that breeders show any OFA and CERF documents that they have a puppy or its parents, which will essentially be all respectable breeders.

A list of health problems in which blue laces may be weakened would include:

  • Color pollution Alopecia
  • skin allergy
  • Alopecia
  • Demodex mange / Demodectic mange / Demodicosis
  • Anesthesia sensitivity