Idaho lawmakers reject blue heelers as state dog
Every dog may have its day, but for blue heelers in Idaho, Monday was not that day. The House State Affairs Committee rejected legislation that would have made blue heelers the Gem State's official dog.
Rep. JoAn Wood introduced the bill, which was followed by testimony from a Challis constituent about the blue heeler's qualities making it perfect for the job. Trustworthiness, loyalty, and independence were among the traits outlined.
Critics of the bill were reluctant to single out one kind of dog over another and voted the measure down by a vote of 8-11.