|The Lacy Game dog is also known as the blue Lacy, red Lacy, Lacy dog, Lacy hog dog, and Texas Lacy game dog. Though commonly called the blue Lacy, this is a bit of a misnomer as not all Lacys are solid blue. Tricolor and red dogs are also seen.|
|A red Lacy puppy|
|This blue Lacy is a working hog dog|
Lacy game dogs are not for everyone, and the best homes would be with someone who will work the dog regularly. They require a great amount of exercise and mental stimulation, and the easiest way to satisfy both of these is by giving the dog a challenging job to do. Generally, these dogs are not suggested for owners who don't already have a job for the dog to do. They also don't make first-time dogs, so it's best to already have experience with dogs before bringing a Lacy home. This is also not a good dog for an urban environment, as they need room to run.
The Lacy game dog is not currently registered with any of the major kennel clubs, but several smaller registries, including a number of breed-specific ones, accept them. Some groups are working towards the breed's acceptance into such registries as the AKC.
This breed is a rather healthy one due to the need for soundness in a working breed, though I did find evidence of color dilution alopecia and skin allergies sometimes popping up.
Sources are the National Lacy Dog Association, Lacy Game Dog Registry, Texas Lacy Game Dog Association, True Blue Lacys, and Net State. Images are from Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons licenses: one, two, three.