Origin: United States
Dog Breed Group: Working Dog
Life Span: 14-16 Years
Weight: Male: 15-18, Female: 15-17
Height: 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.
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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.