You probably already know about your state’s official flag, tree, and flower. Maybe you even have a state bird. But do you live in one of the few places that have identified an official state dog?
It seems strange that every state hasn’t jumped on this bandwagon – especially considering how many people love dogs. Only 13 states so far have decided on state dogs, with a fourteenth potentially pending based on a bill introduced in their legislature.
Do you live in a state that recognizes a state dog? Read on to find out.
1. Alaska — Alaskan Malamute
This one fits the name. The Alaskan Malamute became the officially recognized state dog in 2010 when a group of Alaskan kindergartens petitioned their state legislature. If that’s not the cutest reason ever, we don’t know what is.
The Alaskan Malamute is the breed you typically see hauling sleds thanks to their natural powerful strength and sturdy bodies.