Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Will Cairn Terrier Be Kansas Official Dog?

Dorothy and Toto photo: ABC News...
Kansas Representative Ed Trimmer, a Democrat from Winfield, expects to be barked at soon.  According the The Wichita Eagle, he's introduced House Bill #251 which would designate the Cairn Terrier as the official dog breed of Kansas. 

With all the critical needs state governments face these days, why would he introduce this bill?  Because it's been requested by constituents.

Brenda Moore contacted him about the proposal.  She's the obedience chairwoman with the South Central Kansas Kennel Club and says:  "Cairn Terriers have a gusto for life.  They are very smart and very loyal."  And then there's the Wizard of Oz / Toto connection.

This isn't the first time someone has proposed the Cairn Terrier as the official Kansas dog breed.  In 2006, Annette McDonald led a petition drive to designate the Cairn Terrier as the state's official dog.  She got several thousand signatures, but no sponsor of a bill.

If approved, the Cairn Terrier will be in good company.  Other official state dogs include:
  • Alaska - Alaskan Malamute
  • Louisiana - Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Maryland - Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Massachusetts - Boston Terrier
  • New Hampshire - Chinook
  • North Carolina - Plott Hound
  • Pennsylvania - Great Dane
  • South Carolian - Boykin Spaniel
  • Virginia - American Foxhound

Learn more about the Cairn Terrier dog breed in this video clip from Dog Tales TV.

1 comment:

  1. Now that was interesting! I didn't know that some states actually had official state dog breeds. Then I guess the Cairn Terrier should of course be the official dog of Kansas!


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