Topeka 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.