It is hardly surprising that their official state dog is the Alaskan Malamute, given the frigid and icy tundra.
The official state dog of Georgia is not a specific breed, but rather all canines in need of homes.
In 1979, the Catahoula Leopard Dog (also known as the Catahoula Leopard Cur) was awarded its unique designation as a hunting and herding dog bred for the bayous of Louisiana.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was honoured as the first official state dog in Maryland.
It is hardly surprising that Massachusetts selected the Boston Terrier as their official state dog in 1979, given its name.
Arthur Treadwell Walden, a polar explorer, was keen to develop his own line of sled dogs and really achieved it by combining the Mastiff and Husky.
Henry, his son, bred the family pack with local stock to produce a large-game hunter formerly known as "Plott's hound."
William Penn, the founder of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, had a Great Dane, thus it was only natural that it become the state dog in 1965.
In 1985, the Boykin Spaniel became the official state dog of South Carolina.
The Blue Lacy may have a bluish-gray, red, or tricolored coat. It was named after the Lacy brothers, who produced this dog in Texas in the 1800s.