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Friday, July 08, 2005

Official State Dogs

Surprisingly, only nine states have an official state dog.

    The State Dogs
  • Louisiana - Catahoula Leopard Dog. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is the only breed of dog native to Louisiana.
  • Maryland - Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Legend tells of an English vessel shipwrecked off the coast of Maryland in the early nineteenth century. Among the survivors were two young dogs of a Newfoundland breed. Supposedly bred to local coonhounds, they evolved into the present-day Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Shop for Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog Collectible Items
  • Massachusetts - Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier was originally bred in Boston, USA, in the 1800's, to bait bulls and hunt rats. Shop for Boston Terrier Dog Collectible Items
  • North Carolina - Plott Hound. The Plott Hound breed originated in the mountains of North Carolina around 1750 and is the only breed known to have originated in this State. Shop for Dog Collectible Items
  • Pennsylvania - Great Dane. The Great Dane came from England just as did William Penn. Shop for Great Dane Dog Collectible Items
  • South Carolina - Boykin Spaniel. The Boykin Spaniel was first bred by South Carolina hunters during the 1900's to provide the ideal dog for hunting ducks and wild turkeys.
  • Texas - Blue Lacey. The Blue Lacey was developed by a family in Texas.
  • Virginia - American Fox Hound. George Washington imported fox hounds into Virginia for hunting purposes. Shop for American Fox Hound Dog Collectible Items
  • Wisconsin - American Water Spaniel. The American Water Spaniel was chosen as the state dog because it is one of only five dog breeds native to the United States and the only one native to Wisconsin.


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