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Do you wish to take part in the stewardship of the Lacy breed? To leave a legacy of well bred, healthy Lacys with strong working instincts? Is the preservation of the working-type Lacy your personal passion?

The NLDA Approved Breeder Program recognizes reputable breeders who have been heavily involved in the breed for many years, breeding responsibly and producing quality, healthy puppies.

The program was designed to recognize breeders who take an active role with their dogs and demonstrate an above-average commitment to the breed.

Approved breeders have the power to influence, guide and teach future Lacy breeders and owners.

Approved Breeders receive

» Preferred listing on NLDA website and forum

» Preferred referral by NLDA staff

» A free one-page web ad for one full year on NLDA’s website.

» Discount on all Registration Fees

To become an Approved Breeder, you must

1) Join the NLDA

2.) Have at least one working Lacy Dog over 18 months of age that has passed inspection and is registered with the NLDR

3.) Submit a completed application and $25 fee.

Anyone can breed dogs. Are you just a breeder or are you a breeder committed to both improving the breed through selective breeding programs and proving your dogs’ working abilities both in the field and via performance trials? If you’re the kind of breeder that prefers quality over quantity, become an NLDA Approved Breeder.


We would like to congratulate all of our newly elected Board Members. We welcome Wes Mundy and Branden Bringhurst to the NLDA Leadership and thank Lauri Lowry and Amber Low Middleton for their continuing commitment.
We would also like to acknowledge and congratulate John Wyble as Member of the Year and his Lacy Dog, Patch, as Dog of the Year. John has been a huge promoter and supporter of the NLDA. The membership has selected a great guy and great dog to claim the titles.


NLDA Annual Meeting & Get-together
Wells, TX
August 22nd, 2015

It’s that time again! The NLDA annual meeting and get-together is right around the corner. This year, it will be August 22nd at a privately owned ranch in Alto, TX. Please RSVP for directions.

The purpose of the annual meeting is to conduct association business. It is open to everyone. The annual meeting is a great way to make sure your voice is heard, meet other members, and join in some fun Lacy fellowship. Lodging, food and beverages will be provided. Dogs are allowed on the property but not in any buildings.

If you are interested in running for office, nominations will be accepted until July 22nd. Help shape and improve your organization! As an NLDA leader, you will be able to work on issues that you care about and build valuable relationships with fellow members. To nominate yourself or another member, please send an email to Also, don’t forget to nominate a Member of the Year and Dog of the Year!

The slate of nominees will be announced in July, ballots will be sent to all current members, and the new Board will be installed at the Annual Meeting.

The following positions are up for election:

BOD position #1
BOD position #2
Vice President
Member of the year
Dog of the year

If you think you can attend or there are topics you want to add to the meeting agenda, please let us know.

Thank you,
Courtney Farris

NLDA Public Relations & Communications

With annual elections right around the corner, this is a great time to join or renew your NLDA membership.

The membership drive will run until the end of June. We are going to raffle off some great items from Mud River Dog Products. Everybody that joins or renews during the membership drive will get a chance to win one of these great prizes!

When you Join, Renew, or Recruit you get:

  • One entry for everyone who signs up or renews during drive (1 entry for every year paid)
  • One entry for every person who refers someone else that signs up during drive (1 entry per referral)
  • Five Entries for new lifetime memberships
  • All current lifetime members automatically get One Entry

What is the NLDA?
The National Lacy Dog Association is a non-profit organization comprised of owners and breeders, many of whom grew up with working Lacys.
Member dues support our mission statement of breed conservation by funding working dog events, educational programs, historical and scientific research, online resources and much more.

That’s right…with the NLDA, your dollars go directly toward supporting the breed you love.

Members may vote in annual elections, run for office, serve on committees, apply to become approved breeders and participate in official NLDA events.

What does the NLDA do?
Here are a few things the NLDA does for Lacys and working dog owners:
-We hold training clinics, host sanctioned field trials, hog baying competitions, and conduct social events that are of interest to our members.
– We oppose bills that negatively affect working dog owners and breeders
– 2009 & 2010 Bonus Sponsor TDHA Hunt for the Hungry
– Led the way in Lacy color genetics research with UC Davis
– In 2013, the NLDA advised and worked with TP&W to get the use of blood trailing dogs approved in an additional 12 Texas Counties
– Held benefit fund raiser for SAR canine team
– Hosted Breeder Seminar “Raising High Achievers”
– Sponsored East Texas Hog Dog Championship
– Sponsored Lone Star Bowhunters Association 5 years in a row
– Sponsor / donor 2015 Purple Heart Hog Hunt & Bay Championship
– Assist in rescue / rehoming neglected Lacys when possible

How can you join?
Joining is so simple. Just visit and checkout via Paypal.

If you prefer to pay by mail, simply download the membership form and mail it in with payment to:

National Lacy Dog Association
1884 State Highway 294 West
Alto, TX 75925

If you would rather pay by credit card over the phone, please call 830-220-4747 for assistance.
Thank you for supporting Working Lacys and the NLDA!

The NLDA is proud to be part of the 2015 Texas Blood Trackers’ Annual Blood Tracking Seminar! 

Texas Blood Trackers Training Seminar

Save the date! Our annual Working Dog Field Day is Saturday, April 12th at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas.


Hog Baying
Youth Archery Shoot hosted by the Lone Star Bowhunters Association
Blood Tracking Workshop
Texas Blood Trackers Tracking Certification
Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic
Breeders Seminar by J.P. Yousha
Raffle and Benefit Fundraiser – Win a Yeti!
Meet & Greet
Fishing, camping, biking, and more!

The fee of admission is $10 for adults / $5 for kids under 12.

Hog baying ($5 per run)
Blood trailing workshop ($35 per dog / handler team)
Breeders seminar
Rattlesnake avoidance clinic ($50 per dog)
Demos (trapping, treeing, and search & rescue)
Raffle fundraiser

Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. – This year, we are raffling off a 45 qt. Yeti, dog gear from Mud River, knives, and some other cool prizes.

Tentative schedule:

Hog Baying – All Day

Lone Star Bowhunters Association kid archery shoot – All Day

10 am – 12:30pm – Blood trailing workshop

12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch & Rattlesnake Avoidance

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Seminar on Dog Breeding

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Search and Rescue Demo

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Trapping and Treeing demo

4:00pm – Raffle drawing and social

***Must Pre – Register for Blood Trailing Workshop and TBT Tracking Certification.****


Thunderbird Resort – pet friendly cabins on the lake

Best Western Post Oak Inn in Burnet

Reveille Peak Ranch

All other questions, contact Courtney at 214-679-1801 or

Questions? Send us a message!

Reveille Peak Ranch

105 Cr 114, Burnet, TX

From Burnet, go West on Hwy 29 for 3 miles. Turn Right on FM 2341. Go 4 and a half miles and turn left on CR 114. You will see the ranch on your left.

For information, call Courtney @ 214-679-1801 or email

See you there!

bt2The National Lacy Dog Association will be hosting two seminars and a snake avoidance clinic Saturday, September 21st at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas.

$25 per dog  (Open to all breeds)

$45 per dog for rattlesnake avoidance

8am – Noon: Rattlesnake Avoidance with Fred Reyna

9:30 – Noon: Blood Trailing Seminar 

Topics include:

-Philosophies on dog training and behavior
-Selecting a tracking prospect
-Building and nurturing motivation + mental conditioning
-Laying artificial lines
-Leash work
-Working off lead
-Trash breaking & Cross training dos and don’ts

Plus, every dog will get some field work and everyone that signs up will get a container of deer blood to take home with them.

12:30 – 2:00: Antler Tracking / Shed Dog Seminar – Introduction to starting a companion shed hunting dog. 

All Events will take place under a covered pavillion and we will have pizza for lunch. 

Reveille Peak Ranch

105 Cr 114, Burnet, TX

From Burnet, go West on Hwy 29 for 3 miles. Turn Right on FM 2341. Go 4 and a half miles and turn left on CR 114. You will see the ranch on your left.

For information, call Courtney @ 214-679-1801 or email

See you there!



Blood trailing workshop

The NLDA was once again in attendance at the LSBA 38TH Annual Awards Banquet on June 23, 2012 at the Brazos County Expo Complex.

The Blood Trailing Workshop covered topics such as Training techniques, mental conditioning, and Laying artificial trails. Participants were given the opportunity to work their dogs on an actual blood trail and visit the NLDA booth for information on memberships, the National Lacy Dog Registry, events, prizes, and merchandise.

Other events included snake avoidance, photo contest, special demonstrations, silent auction, and a 3D shoot.

We would like to thank the LSBA for providing us with a great venue and opportunity to reach out to the working & hunting dog community.

Blood trailing workshop

Chris Merworth and Daisy

NLDA at the Lone Star Bowhunters Association Expo

Fred works with Slate

About 2 dozen people and dogs gathered for the NLDA’s first tracking challenge and field day event of 2012.

The weather was nearly perfect for the weekend’s events. After the trials, participants were able to enjoy a delicious lunch and share stories.

Other events included snake avoidance training, trapping, and hog baying.

As always, new friends were made and the bar was set for future NLDA tracking events. We are grateful to everyone who joined us. The success of the NLDA depends upon the gracious support of the working dog community. We strive to provide activities for skilled dogs and their owners to partake in and be recognized for exceptional performance.

Results of the tracking challenge:

Junior Tracker

1st – Ron Jones & Allison
Score 93.0
Time 1m 56s

2nd – Arnie Alexander & Slate
Score 75.0
Time 6m 37s

3rd – Jimmy Brooks & Gracy
Score 67.0
Time 6m 47s

Senior Tracker

1st – Jamie Wilhelm & Rein
Score 100
Time 3m 13s

2nd – Robby Leek & Colt
Score 58
Time 12m 26s

Master Tracker

1st – Ron Jones & Allison
Score 92
Time 4m 02s

2nd – Betty Leek & Lucy
Score 90
Time 7m 33s

3rd – Marty Thomas & Bagley
Score 82
Time 6m 30s

4th- Jim Rogers & Stormy
Score 72
Time 12m 20s

5th- Robby Leek & Ben
Score 72
Time 13m 06s

Lucy and 2nd place Ribbon for the Master Trail

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