Oregon Considers Making Border Collie Official State Dog

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Published: January 28, 2019
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A measure introduced in the 2019 legislative session that began Jan. 22, designates the Border Collie as the official state dog of Oregon.

The measure, House Concurrent Resolution 7, was introduced by state Rep. Lynn Findley of Vale. Findley introduced the resolution on behalf of an Eastern Oregon constituent who doesn’t wish to be identified. According to the Portland Tribune, the constituent has been rallying for this state symbol for years.

An additional measure introduced at the same legislative session calls to add a state grass to the official state symbols: the basin wildrye. With these additions, the state of Oregon will have nearly two dozen state symbols.

There are a handful of other states that have official state dogs, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, New York and Illinois.

The measure was referred to the House Rules Committee, and no hearings or committee meets have been scheduled to commence on the resolution thus far.

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