One popular practice of the Lacy brothers was to track down wild boar with their Blue Lacy dogs.
The dogs would find and contain the wild boar by using pack co-operation of surrounding, herding them into a spot until they arrived on the scene.
The dogs also enticed the wild boar back to a huge pit. The boar followed the dogs into the pit and the dogs used their incredible jumping skills to jump out the other side leaving the boar trapped and ready for market.
*"Portrait: This quintessential, all-accommodating, "blue collar" ranch hand is both lean and sturdy. The common cur appearance occurring typically in the herders of the American South well befits this rugged cowboy. Weight: 40-50 pounds. The "Blue" in the Blue Lacy's name might be a might deceptive: it occurs in tan, black tan, yellow, cream, and the elemental gunmetal gray. Although the breed is known for its solid-colored coat, bi-colors and tri-colors occur: regardless the coat is tight, sleek and exceptionally clean in appearance.
Development: Acquiring his name from his inherited blue-colored gene, the Blue Lacy is likely a combination of feral pariah dogs that frequently inhabited the southeastern U.S. The Blue Lacy is used for both herding and droving tasks. Their gentle sureness ensures them the requisite versatility to handle the surliest of hogs and the most jitteriest of hens.
Character: Easy to train and easy to handle, Blue Lacys are spectacular workmen and pets. These are energetic and dedicated dogs capable of outworking the most indefatigable clan of ranchers."
*Mini-Atlas of Dog Breeds by Andrew De Prisco and James B. Johnson
Green Tripe~ So what makes green tripe the perfect food for the canine. Recently, an analysis of a sample of the packaged frozen tripe was performed by Woodson-Tenant Laboratories, Inc. in Georgia. The results were what many people had speculated but never proven with scientific fact.
The calcium:phosphorous ratio is indeed 1:1, the overall pH is on the acidic side which is better for digestion, protein is 15.1, fat 11.7 and of course it contained the essential fatty acids, Linoleic and Linolenic, in their recommended proportions. What was surprising to find, was the presence of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Lactic Acid Bacteria, also known as Lactobacillus Acidophilus, is the good intestinal bacteria. It is the main ingredient in probiotics. You can read more about this on the blog.
Diatomaceous Earth~ As DE moves through the stomach and digestive tract, it attracts and absorbs bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. These toxins are trapped and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach of digestive tract are “cut up” and killed by the sharp edges of the DE. All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness. You can read all about DE which I use as a natural wormer here on the blog.
Food~ I mix it up. I feed raw, leftovers from the fridge, premium kibble etc. I fill my freezer from time to time with Buffalo, Beef etc. and they get that too. I always have a few different kibbles on hand. They rarely get the same meal twice in a row. I have found it to be healthier for them and for an allergy prone breed such as Frenchies they don't get a chance to form allergies with any one food. Dogs that are fed a changing diet rarely get digestive upsets. Premium kibble doesn't contain gluten, meal as a main meat source or corn. Again you can read more about this on the blog.
*No worries I will include everything you need to know in your puppy packet.
"High Desert's Lacy Blue"
"We love her sooooo much. She is truly as special as u said she was. I think she is the best puppy I've ever had. She's truly perfect. U were right we will probably end up with a yard full! She will just do anything u want her to, like she loves to ride with us on the ranger. She loves the kids, as much as they love her. We all argue about who she gets to sleep with. We haven't started training her for trailing yet. Hunting season starts next week. We will keep u posted and get the pictures to u asap."
New Blue Lacy Owners: Rob & Missie KY
I am hearing more and more about Lacys with health problems such as auto immune deficiency, which is NOT a problem for our breed as a whole. Many if not all breeders do not KNOW of the over vaccination issue. Breeders ignore when health problems are reported to them and don’t share the information. I can only assume they don’t want people to think they are producing defective pups. Breeders need to be made aware that most if not all health problems Lacys are having are stemming from vaccinating too young and new owners over vaccinating with a 3 shot whambo combo which is recommended by most vets who don’t know better.
Over vaccinating can nul and void my extensive health guarantee. If we DO NOT warn our puppy buyers then as responsible breeders we are responsible for the resulting health issues. Not the unknowing puppy owner. Please pass this information on to everybody you know! If you get a puppy somewhere else please be very insistent that thay not vaccinate before 6 weeks of age, preferably even later. Insist on just the Parvo/Distemper combo for a healthy puppy. Again, read the extensive research for yourself.
*You will get this information, as well as how to vaccinate for a healthy, long living Blue Lacy.