The Texas Dog Manual, All about the Blue Lacy, State Dog of Texas
Deep in the heart of Texas, back when dogs were valued more for work than for show, a special dog was bred. The Texas Blue Lacy dog eventually became the state dog of Texas, but long before that honor was bestowed, this breed had earned a special place in the hearts of hard-working ranchers, farmers and hunters across the Lone Star State and beyond.
This book is the story of what I have learned from some of these working-dog lovers who appreciate the Lacy dog for all that it can do, and who respect the grace, the power and yes, the somewhat wildish nature, of these magnificent canines. This book is not just a story, it is also a guide—a basic instruction manual for operating this high-octane, hard-working, tough and fiercely loyal dog.
A Lacy dog is not for everyone, but it is a dog that everyone can appreciate. These extreme athletes can be trained for excellence in tracking, treeing, baying, herding and retrieving. This is your invitation to a snapshot of the Lacy breed, whether you already own one, would like to own one, or just want to know more about them.