Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Training: Attended conferences / shows
Posted November 26, 2014
Blue lacy dogs were once the rarer of the two main colors, red and blue. They were once thought to be descended from dingoes which mated with domesticated dogs, but that has not really been proven.
These dogs are very intelligent and extremely loyal, sometimes outdoing German Shepherds in this regard. Blues are born white with small dots on them and usually darker faces. As they age, the blue becomes the prominent color, with the face blackish and a paler strip down between the eyes. Some will develop a dash of tan too, but that is usually not a pure-bred pup.
These dogs do not bark as a rule. If they do, you can bet there is something you should be very worried about. Their usual mode is to drop to the ground and bite the heel of the person who is trying to walk in. They are excellent guard dogs. Not much misses their keen eyes and hearing.
As dogs for children, many of them are in their glory, herding the child ahppily where they consider they want them to go. They are not as good at keeping children out of trouble as Border Collies or Alsations, but will fight to the death with anything that menaces their charge.