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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:33 am 
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I am ecstatic to present some new, historically relevant, Lacy Information. The kind of information that we have been seeking, unsuccessfully, for years. The kind of information which may help us to unravel the historic fact surrounding the inception our beloved Lacy Dog.

Mr. Bessent, a Lacy family descendant, has been kind enough to provide us with this information from his personal library.

An article from 1956, complete with pictures and interviews with Ed Lacy, the Llano Co. game warden, and several other prominent hog men! Mr. Bessent does not recall which, but that these came from either True West or Frontier Times.

It is likely that in order to read this article, you will have to download each individual picture to your computer and open it in a program which allows you to enlarge the text.

Enjoy, and thank you again, Mr. Bessent.

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:03 pm 
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Mr. Bessent for those of us who have grown up in the Burnet & Llano county ares with Lacy dogs, this article is appreciated greatly.

Hopefully you getting to see that there are those of us out here still working your family's dogs as they were bred to be worked as well as striving to preserve & maintain their legacy will make you smile...

Thank You Again So Very Much

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:12 pm 
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Another huge thank you! It is amazing to see a real article from back in the day promoting these dogs as the true working companions the Lacy family intended them to be. We are so grateful for these historical artifacts.

And in case some of you are having trouble reading this, I'm going to type it all up so we have a text version of it. Mr. Bessent, I'll make sure I get a copy of that to you for your records as well.

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:46 pm 
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That is so interesting. Great. Thanks!


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:44 am 
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“The Lacy gets his grayish-blue color and speed from the greyhound, stamina and ability to wind and trail from the wolf, and the natural instinct to herd from the English Shepherd.”

Well that blows some other peoples' theories out of the water, huh?

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:15 pm 
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Heck, It blew my theory out of the water...... But I am happy to accept that in the face of historic documentation.

I may have been right about one thing though.... There aint no coyote or July Hound in them :)

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:38 pm 
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That is a great article.


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:06 am 
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Would it be helpful to anyone if this article was typed in MS word or something similar? I am willing to type it if y'all think it would make it easier for some people to read.


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:29 am 
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Would it be helpful to anyone if this article was retyped? It is awesome that we have the original, but it's a little hard to read even when you blow it up. I'm willing to type it, just let me know, Steve.


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:16 pm 
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It makes total sense that there would be Wolf instead of Coyote, since dogs are a subspecies of Wolf, while the Coyote is a distinct species. Not sure a dog and Coyote could reproduce successfully.


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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:39 pm 
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This is good info. for me as a new lacy owner. It is clear if this is true. They had 3 dogs to start.
1. Male English Shepherd- Natural instinct to herd
2. Female Greyhound- Speed and Color
3. Female Wolf- Stamina and ability to wind and trail

From there I would like to know how they proceded. Anyone know that info.


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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Gabe,

We have posted all the info that we have ever come across. I dont know that there is anyone who could tell you much more. Mrs. Gibbs, who is one who actually remembers working with the lacy with her father, has info posted here on the forum. Mrs. Gibbs is a lacy heir and she worked with her father on the ranch, using the dogs. Bob Lacy, who is also a Lacy heir, has some info from his family that he shared with us.

We never stop looking for info and love to run across new things, but info is hard to come by.

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:45 pm 
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AmberLowMiddleton wrote:
Would it be helpful to anyone if this article was retyped? It is awesome that we have the original, but it's a little hard to read even when you blow it up. I'm willing to type it, just let me know, Steve.


Please reprint it.

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:44 am 
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I'd love to have a copy I could read. I am kinda making a Lacy dog wall in my office with articles Amos's certificate/trophies/pictures and what not. That would be a good addition to it!


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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:01 am 
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My original offer to retype it was made before I was a mother :)) , but I'll work on it.

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