A Kansas lawmaker introduced a House bill yesterday, proposing that the Cairn Terrier — the breed made famous by Toto, the canine star of 1939's The Wizard of Oz — be made Kansas' official state dog.
State representative Ed Trimmer made the proposal after being contacted by Brenda Moore, the obedience chairwoman of South Central Kansas Kennel Club. Moore says the group suggested Cairn Terriers for the movie connection and because the "smart" and "loyal" dogs have a "gusto for life."
Trimmer admits there are far more critical issues for the state to deal with, but also wanted to introduce an issue important to some of his constituents.
"This is a good piece of legislation," Trimmer told ABCNews.com. "I do realize that this isn't the most important piece of legislation or issue we're dealing with, but I hope we can take this legislationRead More »from Lawmaker proposes that Toto breed becomes Kansas’ official dog