A group of Minnesota state legislators have pup-posed a bill that would make the Labrador Retriever Minnesota’s state dog. If passed, “Raven’s Bill” (named fur the pup star on outdoor writer Ron Schara’s TV show, “Minnesota Bound”) would make Minnesota the 13th U.S. state to declare a dog breed as an official state symbol.
Many Sidewalk Doggers in our Facebook group advocated for rescue or service dogs to be named the North Star State’s official dog. Group member Kasey R. said, “The amazing rescue dog culture here in Minnesota is unlike any other state I’ve ever visited… rather than boost the desirability of one breed over any other, why not skip out on naming just one, and say we are Home Of The Rescue Dog.” Way to go, Kasey!
Whaddya think, Sidewalk Doggers? What dog breed–or type–would you like to see as Minnesota’s state dog? (Or do you think this is all just a bunch of hooey?) Woof at us in the comments.
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