The Blue Lacy or Lacy Dog is a breed of working dog that originated in Texas in the mid-19th century the only dog breed to have originated in that state. The Lacy was first recognized in 2001 by the Texas Senate. In Senate Resolution No. 436 the 77th Legislature honored the Lacy as a true Texas breed. In June 2005 Governor Rick Perry signed the legislation adopting the blue Lacy as the official State Dog Breed of Texas.