Stump, honored at Madison Square Garden in New York, had left the show ring in 2004 and later nearly died from a mysterious medical condition. Veterinarians at Texas A&M, Perry's alma mater, saved the friendly pooch.
Perry offered a proclamation welcoming Stump to the Texas Capitol and congratulations to America's top dog.
Stump was accompanied by his owner, Patricia Marcuiller of Houston.
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