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Should the cairn terrier, the dog breed that played Toto in “The Wizard of Oz,” be the official state dog of Kansas?

Response Percent Votes
53% 311
46% 273
Total 584


LadyJ 2 years, 2 months ago

You know, there is a Wheaton Terrier, and we all know Kansas is known for it's wheat.


OTSSweeper 2 years, 2 months ago

How about we make this dog and any future reference to that movie illegal in Kansas?

How about we change the state logo to something that translates to, "Get back to work."


Mike Gerhardt 2 years, 2 months ago

I like the Golden Retriever. Handsome dog and friendly, not to mention a great bird dog.


irvan moore 2 years, 2 months ago

if they want a dog how about some of the legislators


3up3down 2 years, 2 months ago

Oh good grief!!! Did one of our tax paid officials bring this to the floor or congress? Gee, why don't we invest 30 grand on a private research firm to figure out if it is necessary or not? Get a frigg'n life people!!


tomatogrower 2 years, 2 months ago

Is this like Nero playing the violin while Rome burns? Read my lips - It's the economy stupid.


Ken Lewis 2 years, 2 months ago

Why do we need an offical dog and why is this a priority? What will be next step? A $100K per year bureacracy to maintain such a State royal dog????


chootspa 2 years, 2 months ago

The state dog should be the coyote.


1julie1 2 years, 2 months ago

Following this logic, the state tree should be the enchanted talking apple tree. The state flower should be poppies. The state alternative transportation method should be brooms or balloons. And let's just make the state weather feature a tornado. Why stop with the dog?


verity 2 years, 2 months ago

Does Kansas have an indigenous dog?

If Kansas is to have a state dog, it shouldn't be no sissy-@$$ yappy dog. We are not sissy-@$$ people.

I vote for prairie dog---what could be more Kansas than calling a rodent a dog?


RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

The movie might have ended so differently sans Toto


StirrrThePot 2 years, 2 months ago

The Wizard of Oz thing should die. Now. As of it isn't irritating enough when I travel outside of this state and the people I encounter think a 70-year-old joke is still funny, now we have elected officials considering legislation that would further encourage those morons from other states to continue with their unfunny "You're not in Kansas anymore" remarks.

Oh well, the state's already a bad joke why not just embrace it and go forward with this crap. Then our elected officials can say they actually accomplished something.


rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

"As usual, the JW doesn't offer an option for "other."" 1julie1

Face palm! That's gonna keep me chucklin' for a little while.


BABBOY 2 years, 2 months ago

Papers love this stuf cause it cute. So, do conservative senators when they are cutting the school budget.

IT is called distraction.........

I do not think it is working this year and it is just pissing people off more.


Paul R Getto 2 years, 2 months ago

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz........we already have a state animal.................


1julie1 2 years, 2 months ago

As usual, the JW doesn't offer an option for "other."

We don't need the legislature spending any time or money picking a state dog, no matter how cute said dog is.

When they run out of time at the end of their session and haven't completed the really important tasks I'd hate to think they'd spent even 5 precious minutes talking about a state dog.


OonlyBonly 2 years, 2 months ago

Does KS really need an "official State dog?"


labmonkey 2 years, 2 months ago

The Kansas official dog is half black lab, half something else.


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