Lawmakers Debate State Dog Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, January 30, 2012

The dog breed that played Toto in "The Wizard of Oz" might become a state symbol.

At the request of a constituent, State Rep. Ed Trimmer has introduced a bill that would designate the Cairn Terrier as the official state dog of Kansas.

Brenda Moore of Augusta, who works with the South Central Kansas
Kennel Club, is pushing the idea. She says the breed was chosen because of its role in the movie, to avoid any conflicts with owners of other dog breeds.

Trimmer said that he knows the state faces serious issues and he hopes the Legislature does not spend a lot of time on the proposal. But he says he introduced it because his constituents thought it was important.


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