Meet the State Dog of Texas December 15 2017

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Texas boasts its own state dog, a beauty commonly mistaken for the similar-looking Weimaraner or Lab: the Blue Lacy. This dog is a working breed found on many a ranch across the state that has hunting, guarding and herding traits.

The breed traces its lineage back to some dogs that the Lacy ranching family owned in Burnet County in 1858. These dogs were thought to have bloodlines that included:

  • A scent hound of unknown pedigree
  • Wolf and possibly coyote
  • Greyhound
  • English Shepherd

Here are a few fun things you might want to know about the Blue Lacy:

  • Although this pretty pup obviously has a big following in Texas, the breed is also popular across the US and Canada, as well as several European countries
  • In addition to hunting and herding, the breed also excels in tracking and agility
  • Non-blue color varieties include cream to rust shades of red and a tricolor combination of white, tan and blue 
  • The Texas State Senate gave the breed formal recognition in 2001, culminating in official state dog status in 2005   

Blue Lacy 3.jpg
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Blue Lacy 2.jpg
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