We do trial matings with planned dogs with software for the genetics and co-efficient numbers and I do DNA testing on my dogs so I know exactly what I'm breeding. I do health testing because there is just no such thing as a breed with no health problems. Not knowing what they are or not keeping track of them to make sure you don't breed them, doesn't mean they don't exist. We put half the importance on the papers (bloodlines) and then half on the look. So we strive to fix say a too tall dog with a smaller one or the ear set, etc. Few if any of those other breeders do this to the detriment to the breed. This is also the reason no two of any of their dogs look alike. This is not taking into account all the mixed breedings; since some of them have wild cur or Pit Bulls they cross breed to. They also register them as Blue Lacys whenever accidents happen.
ABLA breeders are those breeders that want to save this incredible breed and truly love Blue Lacys. We want to do more with them and compete with other hounds in trials. We are striving to set the standard again and are searching diligently for bloodlines that have remained pure. We are doing very selective, typey line breeding to get the breed more uniform in looks, temperament, intelligence and skills. I can go on and on about this breed, so feel free to ask me anything. They are incredible dogs and even though their numbers are huge in Texas, are on the verge of extinction since it is near impossible to find the pure original bloodlines such as what ABLA breeders are breeding. These are the ones that are natural ranch hands, trackers, beautiful, graceful, incredibly intelligent, unbelievably clean etc. You can just see the difference. These dogs are so gentle they make incredible pets. They are even training them for autistic children due to their incredible intellect. Yes, they need exercise, but what dog doesn't. My biggest concern and what I do my best to never sell a pup to, is a person that intends to put the dog somewhere (such as a kennel or backyard) and not interact with it. I understand that people have to work, but think of an ingenious way to work around that for your dog. Take them to doggy day care. Leaving them in a backyard or penned for all those hours is just not an option for one of my pups. They are extreme people dogs. They don't care where they are as long as they are with you.
Dani (hips) has the deep chest and nice tuck I look for in a Lacy. She has an absolutely gorgeous head with a very nice ear set. She has the up ear type I'm partial to. She has amber toned eyes. She has a "good" rating on her hips. Her nose is always to the ground scenting deer and other critters at a gallop. She loves water and charges through the cold river water without missing a beat in her desire to run everywhere at once. She is 19 inches and 45 pounds. She likes lot's of kisses and hugs and is very gentle. She is a mama's girl. Don't let her sweet temperament fool you though, she has lot's of drive and true grit. She loves to fetch and lets me know when it is time to play fetch if I get caught up on the computer. She will loudly sigh and moan until I look at her and see her with her head between her paws giving me the sad persecuted look. This is her cue to perk right up and her tail starts wagging like crazy. Dani gave me a gorgeous, future stud named "High Desert's Wyatt Urp" so keep an eye out for him. You can watch Dani grow up in the slideshow below.
You can see what a pretty girl she is in more pictures to the right. Blue Lacys are incredibly good mothers. No matter who the Dam, pups around here get a lot of extra attention. Obviously trusted to be very gentle, as she is also pictured with a new litter of French Bulldogs.