Museum of the Dog

Museum of the Dog Welcome to Museum of the Dog's page! "Preserving the Art..... Honoring the Dog" AKC is a registered trademark of the American Kennel Club, Inc.
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and used under license. A fine arts museum devoted to man's best friend with extensive exhibits of art and artifacts by artistic masters through the ages. Special events include Guest Dog of the Week on Sundays and Saturdays, March through November.

Mission: The exhibition, collection, interpretation, and preservation of the art, artifacts, and literature of the dog for purposes of aesthetic enjoyment and to enhance the human/canine relationship.

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#FromtheArchives Percy Jones portrait of Bedlington Terrier and young friend, circa 1940s.
12/24/2020

#FromtheArchives
Percy Jones portrait of Bedlington Terrier and young friend, circa 1940s.

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon d...
12/24/2020

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon dog breeds featured in media alongside pieces of art from the MoD collection featuring that breed.

This Wire Fox Terrier was a true Old Hollywood Star. Originally named Skippy, he became a sensation after portraying Asta in the 1934 film “The Thin Man.” In a 1938 profile, it was reported that Skippy was making $250.00 a week, which is equivalent to a weekly salary of $4,408 in 2020! This Terrier appeared in 24 films between 1932 and 1947, including appearances in the Thin Man sequels and "Bringing up Baby". The Wire Fox Terrier is ranked 101 out of 196 in breed popularity, and the MoD has over 30 artworks featuring the breed in the collection.
Artwork: “Wire Fox Terrier” by Marguerite Kirmse

It's time for a portrait #Faceoff! Both of these drawings are by artist Betty Meisenbach. Which portrait do you prefer -...
12/23/2020

It's time for a portrait #Faceoff! Both of these drawings are by artist Betty Meisenbach. Which portrait do you prefer - "Thor" the Doberman Pinscher or "Lady" the Irish Terrier?

12/23/2020
Paws to Read - "The Christmas Collie"

Join us for this week's Paws to Read, where Emily reads a very special holiday book! This week's selection was requested by the Midwest Collie Club, who are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year! Thank you to the Midwest Collie Club for suggesting this book, and happy anniversary!!

#ArtistSpotlight From 1938-1946, Alfred Bendiner served as music critic for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. He not on...
12/22/2020

#ArtistSpotlight
From 1938-1946, Alfred Bendiner served as music critic for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. He not only wrote reviews but illustrated them with caricatures of the various visiting performers including such notables as Leopold Stokowski and Sergei Rachmaninoff which gave him the nickname the “Hirschfeld” of Philadelphia.
Artwork: "Steady Customers" by Alfred Bendiner

The MoD will be closed 12/23 - 12/25 and will reopen 12/26 at 10:00am. Have a safe and happy Holiday!
12/21/2020

The MoD will be closed 12/23 - 12/25 and will reopen 12/26 at 10:00am. Have a safe and happy Holiday!

#GuesstheBreed This dog was originally bred to to watch flocks of sheep and deter predators, whether wolves, bears, or l...
12/21/2020

#GuesstheBreed
This dog was originally bred to to watch flocks of sheep and deter predators, whether wolves, bears, or livestock rustlers. In the 17th century, this breed was adopted as the Royal Dog of France in the court of King Louis XIV.

#MoDPopQuiz The first dogs registered with the American Kennel Club belonged to which group?EXTRA CREDIT! Can you name a...
12/18/2020

#MoDPopQuiz
The first dogs registered with the American Kennel Club belonged to which group?
EXTRA CREDIT! Can you name any of the 9 breeds first recognized by the AKC?

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon d...
12/18/2020

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon dog breeds featured in media alongside pieces of art from the MoD collection featuring that breed.

Bingo the Otterhound allegedly dined every night on steak and prime rib while shooting the 1982 film adaptation of “Annie.” This dog star certainly didn’t have a hard knock life! Considered one of rarest breeds, there are more Giant Pandas than there are Otterhounds in the world. They are ranked 182 out of 196 in popularity, and the MoD has eight pieces of art featuring the breed in the collection.

Artwork: “An Otterhound” by Percy Earl

#FromtheArchives Ch. Sealand Moneybox, imported from England in 1938 for an alleged $2500. By the age of 15, he was cons...
12/17/2020

#FromtheArchives
Ch. Sealand Moneybox, imported from England in 1938 for an alleged $2500. By the age of 15, he was considered the most famous stud dog in Pomeranian history. His 27 champions sired was a record for the breed and perhaps for any toy dog at the time. He remained undefeated by his peers, winning BOB at Westminster two years running.

We will reopen Friday, 12/18 at 10:00 am. Please stay safe!
12/17/2020

We will reopen Friday, 12/18 at 10:00 am. Please stay safe!

New to the collection! The AKC MoD's newest acquisition may look a little familiar, if you know Maud Earl's "British Hou...
12/16/2020

New to the collection! The AKC MoD's newest acquisition may look a little familiar, if you know Maud Earl's "British Hounds and Gun Dogs" photogravure portfolio. We can't wait to showcase these two pieces side-by-side!

12/16/2020
Paws to Read - "Olive, the Other Reindeer"

Join us for this week's Paws to Read, where we're reading a very special Holiday book! Pull up a chair as Emily reads "Olive, the Other Reindeer" by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh.

This bustling city scene from a Scottie's perspective was created by artist Leo Meissner. Meissner started creating wood...
12/15/2020

This bustling city scene from a Scottie's perspective was created by artist Leo Meissner. Meissner started creating woodblock prints in the early 1920's, and would go on to produce more than 150 relief prints during his career. What kinds of things do you think NYC dogs see from their point of view?

#GuesstheBreed  This dog was bred to hunt in a very special way. Their color and movement catches the curiosity of ducks...
12/14/2020

#GuesstheBreed
This dog was bred to hunt in a very special way. Their color and movement catches the curiosity of ducks, which move in for a closer look. The birds are enticed into gunshot range, where the duck’s goose is cooked. This breed then retrieves the downed game.

Coming soon to AKC MoD... "Hollywood Dogs"! This exhibition will take a look at the history of canines on the silver scr...
12/14/2020

Coming soon to AKC MoD... "Hollywood Dogs"! This exhibition will take a look at the history of canines on the silver screen, from the very start of the medium through the Golden Age of Hollywood Dogs. Including original movie posters and illustrations. Opening January 5!

#MoDPopQuizWhose dogs appeared on Sesame Street starting in 1988, starring in segments like "Old McFay Counts to 40", "D...
12/11/2020

#MoDPopQuiz
Whose dogs appeared on Sesame Street starting in 1988, starring in segments like "Old McFay Counts to 40", "Dog Alphabet", and "Dog Nursey Rhymes"?
EXTRA CREDIT: What breed where these dogs?

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon d...
12/11/2020

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon dog breeds featured in media alongside pieces of art from the MoD collection featuring that breed.

Being a Belgian Tervuren in the BBC soap opera “East Enders” is dramatic work. During his time on the show, the character of Wellard was hit by a car, fathered a litter of puppies, was put on trial, and in true soap opera fashion died and came back to life as Wellard II. The character was portrayed by three Tervurens over the years named Zenna, Chancer, and Kyte. This breed currently ranks 106 out of 196 in terms of popularity.

Artwork: “Belgian Tervurens” by Jules-Edmond Masson

#FromtheArchives  This regal photo is of a Sealyham Terrier champion named Westburn Wog. The 1930's represented a great ...
12/10/2020

#FromtheArchives
This regal photo is of a Sealyham Terrier champion named Westburn Wog. The 1930's represented a great period of show ring success for this Terrier. In 1935, the AKC wrote that of the Sealie, "The requisite qualities for the Sealyham were extreme gameness and endurance with as much substance as could be encompassed in a dog small and quick enough to dig and battle underground."

12/10/2020
World News Now

Check out this feature from ABC News on the Museum of the Dog's current exhibition "Presidential Dogs"!

PRESIDENTIAL PUPS! The American Kennel Club's #MuseumOfTheDog is showing an exhibition about all the dogs who have called the White House their home. Will Ganss takes us for a walk through American history from a pup's perspective!

#FaceOff  It's a bronze Dachshund showdown! Which quirky cold-painted bronze do you prefer: mischievous Dachshunds with ...
12/09/2020

#FaceOff
It's a bronze Dachshund showdown! Which quirky cold-painted bronze do you prefer: mischievous Dachshunds with a Picnic Basket, or the dynamic duo of the Dachshund with a newspaper and toothache? Cast your vote in the comments below!

12/09/2020
Paws to Read - "Aqua Dog"

Join us for this week's Paws to Read, where Emily reads "Aqua Dog" by Lisa Van Der Wielen! Join us next Wednesday for the next episode.

#ArtistSpotlight Kirmse was one of the most prolific dogs artists of her time. Her work circulated all across America in...
12/08/2020

#ArtistSpotlight
Kirmse was one of the most prolific dogs artists of her time. Her work circulated all across America in the form of prints of her etchings. In fact, it is estimated that in 1929 more prints by Kirmse were sold than any other living etcher.
Artwork: "And So To Bed" by Marguerite Kirmse

#presidentialdogfact Newfoundlands had a presidential moment in the late 1800's! Between 1857 and 1881, four presidents ...
12/08/2020

#presidentialdogfact
Newfoundlands had a presidential moment in the late 1800's! Between 1857 and 1881, four presidents owned Newfoundlands: James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, and James Garfield. "Presidential Dogs" is on view until January 3, with a virtual tour available on the Museum of the Dog website.
Artwork: "The President" by Horatio Henry Couldrey

Now ON SALE on the AKC MoD Online Store! Take 30% off our Puppy Love Scarf. This featherweight gray wool scarf makes for...
12/07/2020

Now ON SALE on the AKC MoD Online Store! Take 30% off our Puppy Love Scarf. This featherweight gray wool scarf makes for the perfect gift. Decorated with fashionista pooches and a versatile 36" x 36", this accessory is good for all seasons. Enter PUPPYLOVE30 at checkout to receive your discount.

https://museumofthedogstore.org/products/puppy-love-scarf

#GuesstheBreed This breed's signature feature is its striking coat. Alternate breed names have included the Wavy-Coated ...
12/07/2020

#GuesstheBreed
This breed's signature feature is its striking coat. Alternate breed names have included the Wavy-Coated Retriever, the Black Wavy Retriever, and Smooth-Coated Retriever, all referring to the breed’s unique beauty.

SAVE THE DATE! The AKC Museum of the Dog will be holding a Virtual Night with the Museum on February 12, 2021. This free...
12/04/2020

SAVE THE DATE! The AKC Museum of the Dog will be holding a Virtual Night with the Museum on February 12, 2021. This free livestreamed event will be held in honor of longtime Museum friend and board member Ron Menaker. Learn more, including how to become a sponsor, on our website!

https://MOD.givesmart.com

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon d...
12/04/2020

#RareBreedSighting - In honor of "Hollywood Dogs" opening January 5, in this series we'll be taking a look at uncommon dog breeds featured in media alongside pieces of art from the MoD collection featuring that breed.

God loves a Terrier! The Norwich Terrier’s most prominent pop culture appearance was in the 2000 comedy "Best in Show", starring alongside recent Emmy winners Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. The dogs that portrayed the pups in the film were real-life champion dogs, Winkie the Norwich Terrier being played by Ch. Urchin’s Bryllo. The Norwich Terrier is currently ranked 108 out of 196 in terms of breed popularity.

Artwork: “Untitled” by Constance Stuart Larrabee

#FromtheArchives This is Just Johnny, who became "the most photographed dog in New York City" following the kidnapping o...
12/03/2020

#FromtheArchives
This is Just Johnny, who became "the most photographed dog in New York City" following the kidnapping of his father Masterpiece in 1953. Find out more about what happened to Johnny, Masterpiece, and their owner the eccentric Count Pulaski -- a comedy, a tragedy, and a mystery -- told by AKC Archivist Brynn White at this link:
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-saga-of-masterpiece-part-1/

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New York, NY
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Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(212) 696-8360

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Got this a while back
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I would love a tutorial on how to paint a Bernese mountain dog❤️
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Stay cool! Image of Rocco ThePekingese taken on a hot summer day. @M.Foxmoore2020
Had a wonderful time at the museum in April of 2019! #MuseumMemories
I think my dog is the same as the one on your website.
NY Loves Dogs....
Is there any Pics of Pushinka and her pups?
What a fabulous thing to discover quite by accident! Even a jaded New Yorker has to revel at the wonderfulness of such a place!!🐶🐶🐶🐶