New York State's official animal is the beaver (yep). Their official insect is the ladybug, fish is the brook trout and shell is the bay scallop.
However the state has yet to adopt an official dog… until now!
Thursday lawmakers introduced a bill that will give the state an official dog.
The first state to claim an official dog was Maryland with the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, flowed by Pennsylvania's Great Dane. North Carolina chose the Plott Hound as it was the only dog breed indigenous to the state. Other official state dogs also are indigenous to their state, including the Boston Terrier (Massachusetts) and the Alaskan Malamute (Alaska).
What is New York's official going to be?
The proposed breed is the Rescue dog!
[Image via WENN.]
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