Head
Long and narrow, skull moderately wide between the ears, not domed, stop not overly pronounced, the whole showing great quality. Blue Lacy eyes are amber colored, almond shaped, moderately set with keen intelligent expression. Powerful jaws with strong teeth. Scissors bite.

Neck
Long, supple and well muscled.

Chest
Deep and moderately narrow.

Forequarters
Blue Lacy shoulders are sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse. Elbows well tucked in. Forelegs straight and parallel. Pasterns strong.

Hindquarters
Strong, hipbones set well apart and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power. Well developed second thigh.

Loin and Back
Slight slope from croup to root of tail. Body lithe. Deep brisket almost down to point of elbow. Ribs well sprung. Moderate tuck-up.Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over loin.

Feet
Of moderate length, toes long and well arched, not splayed out; the whole being strong and supple.

Tail
The Blue Lacy tail is long, set on low and carried naturally in a curve. Tail reaches top of hock.

 

Coat
Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh with no feathering.

Colors
Blue, gunmetal grey, red, and tricolor (blue and red with small white on chest). A small spot of white on the chest is acceptable with white on the head, back or tail being a disqualifying trait. A common misconception is that Blue Lacys are named for the color of their coat. The name isn’t for their color but for the blue gene they carry. If the blue gene appears recessive to the naked eye due to the color of the coat, it still carries the blue gene as will be readily apparent by the color of the puppies when bred. This makes it irrelevant if they’re blue, red, tri-colored or gunmetal gray as they all carry the blue gene and are still “Blue Lacys”.

General Appearance
General Appearance is one of grace, power and speed. The Blue Lacy is medium sized, of noble bearing with hard clean-cut lines-graceful, well balanced, very fast with free easy movement and alert expression. The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength to enable it to track and chase down deer, wild boar or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountains. The Blue Lacy expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, far-seeing eyes. Dogs should average in height from 17 to 20 inches for females and 18 to 21 inches for males and weigh 30-45 pounds.

Disqualification
Besides size: any white other than toes, small spot on chest and possibly chin. White tipped tail is always disqualified as that is a Border Collie not a Blue Lacy.

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