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Jan 30, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

A group of legislators wants to enshrine the Labrador retriever as the official dog breed of Minnesota, touching off a debate Tuesday about which kind is best to represent the state.

"These dogs are good looking, they're sleek, they're sinewy, they're fast, they're strong," said Sen. David Tomassoni, D-Chisholm, noting his son has a black Lab named Watson. "They're the exemplar dog for a symbol for the state of Minnesota."

Under the proposal, the notably smart, friendly breed would j...