We are located in central Texas near the little Hill Country town of Llano. We specialize in Lacy hog dogs and deer tracking dogs and have a deep passion and appreciation for working breeds.
I am a fifth generation Texan and grew up in the Hill Country where I spent my youth hunting and fishing as a way to spend quality time with my dad. I have also been a dog fanatic for as long as I can remember and was exposed to working cattle dogs and gun dogs while pursuing activities in the outdoors. About 12 years ago, while hunting with friends on their South Texas ranch, one of the hunters in camp shot a deer and could not find it. They called on a cowboy and his famed deer tracking dog. The skill and efficiency with which his dog located, ran, and bayed that deer was one of the most amazing things I had ever witnessed. On that day, deer dogs became an obsession. About a year later, I began hunting hogs with dogs and that helped fuel my fascination with and passion for hunting, tracking, and herding breeds.
But it wasn't until I met Rod that I realized the potential to work for myself as a full-time dog handler and trainer. With Rod's support and encouragement, I am actively "following my dream" of building a small kennel focused on producing beautiful dogs with good drive, a lot of bottom, intelligence and grit. Our philosophy is that each dog bred and litter whelped is for a purpose - to meet the needs of hunters and ranchers. In addition to dog training, I am a seasonal hunting guide and always looking for opportunities to further a career in the outdoors.
Rod is the driving force behind Cazador Kennels. He is constantly working on projects to improve our little slice of heaven in the Hill Country. He has many years experience training and hunting with retrievers and, together, we are proud to be working with several prominent organizations to develop competitive outlets for working dogs.
The National Lacy Dog Association
The National Lacy Dog Association's mission is to preserve and promote the Lacy as a true working breed. They provide the historical information to support this commitment and only promote breeders dedicated to ethically producing the next generation of working Lacys.
For more information on the NLDA as well as the Lacy breed in general, visit National Lacy Dog Association and the official Working Lacy Dog Blog.
The National Lacy Dog Registry
The NLDR was created in 2009 to fill the growing need for standardization, preservation and sound breeding practices in the Lacy community. The mission of the NLDR is to promote correct conformation standards, support sound temperament and preserve the natural working ability in purebred Lacy Dogs.
To achieve this mission, the NLDR is developing a multifaceted database that stores extended pedigrees as well as performance accomplishments, health certifications, inbreeding coefficients and more.
By combining these accurate records with standardized inspections and a thorough registration process, NLDR provides a superior experience for breeders and owners alike.
The National Lacy Dog Registry is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit devoted to the conservation of this rare breed.
Visit the National Lacy Dog Registry for information on how to register a purebred lacy dog.
Texas Blood Trackers.com
The Texas Blood Trackers offers a great service to tracking dog handlers and hunters. TBT maintains a website for assisting those looking for a blood tracking service and offers field testing to assess a handler and dog’s ability to track and recover wounded game.
Rancho Mondo K9
RMK9 is a boarding and training facility in a quiet country setting in Leander, TX. Owner and lead trainer, Julie Kay Locke, CPDT-KA and USCSS (Unites States Canine Scent Sport) judge uses positive reinforcement methods to teach obedience and behavior modification.
Lone Star Bowhunters Association
The Lone Star Bowhunters Association (LSBA) is the only organization representing bowhunters' privileges in the State of Texas. The sole purpose of the LSBA is to unite the state's bowhunting sportspeople to work towards a common goal of preserving and promoting the sport of bowhunting in Texas.