Toto Breed Considered For State Dog
KSCB News - January 30, 2012 8:22 am
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 told The Wichita Eagle 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.