Museum of the Dog

Museum of the Dog Welcome to Museum of the Dog's page! "Preserving the Art..... Honoring the Dog"
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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.

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Now on view in the museum library: "Search and Rescue Dogs from the AKC Library and Archives!" Featured in this exhibit ...
09/09/2021

Now on view in the museum library: "Search and Rescue Dogs from the AKC Library and Archives!" Featured in this exhibit is Lt. Col. Edwin Hautenville Richardson, who began training dogs for the military in 1900. His techniques were extremely progressive for the time: he practiced reward-based training and positive reinforcement. He vowed to never treat the dogs he trained with cruelty, and above all prioritized trust between dogs and handlers. He believed dogs had souls and were sentient beings. This all sounds standard now, but in 1900? Pretty revolutionary!

Take a virtual tour of 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs. This is a free virtual tour, but any donations are great...
09/09/2021

Take a virtual tour of 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs. This is a free virtual tour, but any donations are greatly appreciated.

Once you reserve your free ticket, you will be sent an email containing the link to the virtual tour. If you do not get this email, please make sure to check any spam or junk folders. If you still are having issues receiving the email or accessing the link, please email [email protected].

Go here to access the tour:
https://bit.ly/3BRbHzp

Take a virtual tour of 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs. This is a free virtual tour, but any donations are greatly appreciated.

Once you reserve your free ticket, you will be sent an email containing the link to the virtual tour. If you do not get this email, please make sure to check any spam or junk folders. If you still are having issues receiving the email or accessing the link, please email [email protected].

Go here to access the tour:
https://bit.ly/3BRbHzp

INTERVIEW WITH RON BURNSWatch Emily Brostek have a discussion with Ron Burns, whose artwork is featured in our current s...
09/07/2021
AKC Museum of the Dog: Artist Ron Burns Interview

INTERVIEW WITH RON BURNS
Watch Emily Brostek have a discussion with Ron Burns, whose artwork is featured in our current special exhibition, "9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs." Hear all about the dogs he painted and the stories they have to tell, while getting a glimpse into Ron's artistic process and what he's working on now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_v4ga4QnQQ

Emily Brostek sits down to chat with Artist, Ron Burns. His artwork is being featured in the newest AKC Museum of the Dog exhibit, 9/11 Remembered: Search an...

#GuesstheBreed  This breed is a reliable search dog - they have the strongest nose of the dog world! In fact, testimony ...
09/02/2021

#GuesstheBreed This breed is a reliable search dog - they have the strongest nose of the dog world! In fact, testimony of this breed's mantrailing results is acceptable as evidence in almost any court of law.

#GuesstheBreed This breed is a reliable search dog - they have the strongest nose of the dog world! In fact, testimony of this breed's mantrailing results is acceptable as evidence in almost any court of law.

NOW OPEN AT THE MOD"9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs"September 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022Before September 11, 2001...
09/01/2021

NOW OPEN AT THE MOD
"9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs"
September 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Before September 11, 2001, the general public did not have a very clear idea of what search and rescue (SAR) dogs did. That would all change when over 300 search and rescue teams would be called in to help the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers. These dogs would take center stage and show their value during a time of such tragedy. 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs examines the history of search and rescue dogs and highlights the SAR dogs of 9/11.

Highlights include several sculptures from the DOGNY project, portraits by artist Ron Burns (author of The Dogs Ron Burns: A Tribute to the Dogs of 9/11), and the winners of the “Salute to Search and Rescue Dogs” art contest hosted by the museum.

Buy tickets today! A virtual tour will be offered at museumofthedog.org next week
https://bit.ly/3jAy7P5

NOW OPEN AT THE MOD
"9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs"
September 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Before September 11, 2001, the general public did not have a very clear idea of what search and rescue (SAR) dogs did. That would all change when over 300 search and rescue teams would be called in to help the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers. These dogs would take center stage and show their value during a time of such tragedy. 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs examines the history of search and rescue dogs and highlights the SAR dogs of 9/11.

Highlights include several sculptures from the DOGNY project, portraits by artist Ron Burns (author of The Dogs Ron Burns: A Tribute to the Dogs of 9/11), and the winners of the “Salute to Search and Rescue Dogs” art contest hosted by the museum.

Buy tickets today! A virtual tour will be offered at museumofthedog.org next week
https://bit.ly/3jAy7P5

09/01/2021
Paws to Read - Pretzel

Join us for this week's Paws to Read, where Emily reads "Pretzel" by Margaret Rey!

#MODPopQuiz Back when French Bulldogs were first bred, they had "rose" shaped ears. Nowadays, Frenchies are known for th...
08/31/2021

#MODPopQuiz Back when French Bulldogs were first bred, they had "rose" shaped ears. Nowadays, Frenchies are known for their signature large ears, which are said to resemble which winged mammal?

#MODPopQuiz Back when French Bulldogs were first bred, they had "rose" shaped ears. Nowadays, Frenchies are known for their signature large ears, which are said to resemble which winged mammal?

#MemberSpotlight Anita Baarns with Victor and Modoc! “I have been a member of the AKC Museum of the Dog for morethan 20 ...
08/30/2021

#MemberSpotlight Anita Baarns with Victor and Modoc!

“I have been a member of the AKC Museum of the Dog for more
than 20 years. As an artist who creates commissioned portraits of dogs, I
felt a strong attraction to this unique fine arts museum when it was located
in Saint Louis, Missouri. I signed up for the Museum’s Artist’s Registry and
received an invitation to participate in the 2006 Artist’s Registry Exhibition.

I jumped at the opportunity to show my paintings at the museum. I
shipped thirteen pieces for that exhibition, including a painting of a puppy
titled: I Didn’t Do It. This painting was later featured on the cover of the
museum’s newsletter Sirius and was included in the AKC annual report.

Two years later, the AKC commissioned me to create a painting of
the English Setter Ch. Stagedoor Rock It Man for the 2008 Breeder of the
Year Award. A writeup about my painting of Rock It Man was published in
the AKC Gazette and my original painting is included in the collection at
the AKC headquarters in New York. I felt extremely proud of this major
achievement in my career.

The AKC Museum of the Dog has helped me to become the artist I
am today. Their collection of works of art created by world renowned
painters of dogs has inspired me throughout my career. The Museum’s
support for aspiring artists is invaluable; including its pop-up exhibitions to
Members-Only exhibitions and educational programs offered on its
website. The Museum is doing a valuable job of promoting dogs in art
from New York throughout our country!”

A very grateful artist,
Anita Baarns

For more information about my work visit www.anitabaarns.com or go to
www.dogbranchpublishing.com to learn more about my recently published
book The Country Life of an Artist.

#MemberSpotlight Anita Baarns with Victor and Modoc!

“I have been a member of the AKC Museum of the Dog for more
than 20 years. As an artist who creates commissioned portraits of dogs, I
felt a strong attraction to this unique fine arts museum when it was located
in Saint Louis, Missouri. I signed up for the Museum’s Artist’s Registry and
received an invitation to participate in the 2006 Artist’s Registry Exhibition.

I jumped at the opportunity to show my paintings at the museum. I
shipped thirteen pieces for that exhibition, including a painting of a puppy
titled: I Didn’t Do It. This painting was later featured on the cover of the
museum’s newsletter Sirius and was included in the AKC annual report.

Two years later, the AKC commissioned me to create a painting of
the English Setter Ch. Stagedoor Rock It Man for the 2008 Breeder of the
Year Award. A writeup about my painting of Rock It Man was published in
the AKC Gazette and my original painting is included in the collection at
the AKC headquarters in New York. I felt extremely proud of this major
achievement in my career.

The AKC Museum of the Dog has helped me to become the artist I
am today. Their collection of works of art created by world renowned
painters of dogs has inspired me throughout my career. The Museum’s
support for aspiring artists is invaluable; including its pop-up exhibitions to
Members-Only exhibitions and educational programs offered on its
website. The Museum is doing a valuable job of promoting dogs in art
from New York throughout our country!”

A very grateful artist,
Anita Baarns

For more information about my work visit www.anitabaarns.com or go to
www.dogbranchpublishing.com to learn more about my recently published
book The Country Life of an Artist.

Check out a new addition to "Arty's Interviews!" AKC Museum of the Dog Director Alan Fausel sits down with AKC President...
08/27/2021
AKC President Dennis Sprung Discusses the DOGNY-America’s Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs

Check out a new addition to "Arty's Interviews!" AKC Museum of the Dog Director Alan Fausel sits down with AKC President and CEO Dennis Sprung to discuss the DOGNY Project.

After September 11, 2001, the AKC launched The AKC Reunite Corporation Canine Support and Relief Fund, a charitable fund to support professional and volunteer canine search and rescue organizations.

The fund was launched with DOGNY, America’s Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs, a hugely successful public art initiative led by AKC CEO and President, Dennis Sprung. This initiative commissioned artists to paint over 100 life-sized sculptures of a German Shepherd Dog in honor of the incredible work of SAR dogs and their handlers. The project raised over 3 and a half million dollars for Search and Rescue organizations.

Check out the interview here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxGx-qZvxYE

AKC Museum of the Dog CEO and Executive Director, Alan Fausel interviews AKC President and CEO, Dennis Sprung on how the American Kennel Club coordinated eff...

"9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs" opens next week! This exhibit will feature portraits of 9/11 SAR dogs Bretagne...
08/27/2021

"9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs" opens next week! This exhibit will feature portraits of 9/11 SAR dogs Bretagne and Otto by Ron Burns, author of "The Dogs of Ron Burns: A Tribute to the Dogs of 9/11." Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with the artist, coming next week.
Artwork: "Otto" and "Bretagne" by Ron Burns

Happy National Dog Day!! Today we celebrate all dogs - both real and painted. In the comments, show us a photo of your d...
08/26/2021

Happy National Dog Day!! Today we celebrate all dogs - both real and painted. In the comments, show us a photo of your dog and one thing that makes them the best!
Artwork: "Three Dogs Resting" by Hermann Simon

Happy National Dog Day!! Today we celebrate all dogs - both real and painted. In the comments, show us a photo of your dog and one thing that makes them the best!
Artwork: "Three Dogs Resting" by Hermann Simon

08/26/2021
Paws to Read - Gaston

Join us for this week's Paws to Read, where we learn all about a French Bulldog named Gaston!

A Dog Haiku -The Dandie Dinmont:Named after a character From a Scots novel! To learn more about Dandie Dinmont Terriers,...
08/25/2021

A Dog Haiku -
The Dandie Dinmont:
Named after a character
From a Scots novel!

To learn more about Dandie Dinmont Terriers, check out the Underdogs Virtual Tour at museumofthedog.org

A Dog Haiku -
The Dandie Dinmont:
Named after a character
From a Scots novel!

To learn more about Dandie Dinmont Terriers, check out the Underdogs Virtual Tour at museumofthedog.org

Spooky Season is just around the corner! Get ready for HOWLoween with "Happy Howloween: A Canine Pop-Up Treat" now avail...
08/24/2021
Happy Howloween: A Canine Pop-Up Treat

Spooky Season is just around the corner! Get ready for HOWLoween with "Happy Howloween: A Canine Pop-Up Treat" now available at the AKC MOD Online Store!
https://museumofthedogstore.org/collections/new/products/happy-howloween-a-canine-pop-up-treat

Bow Wow Wow! Costumed dogs tote goodie pails through the neighborhood as they do tricks to earn treats on Halloween. How are the pups and dogs dressed? As a bee, a hot dog, a vampire, a mummy, and more! Dog lovers will howl with delight as they join in the HOWLOWEEN fun, with pop-ups, pull tabs, and...

Thank you to the New York City Fire Museum for lending "K-9 Ladder" to the MOD for our upcoming exhibit! You can see thi...
08/24/2021

Thank you to the New York City Fire Museum for lending "K-9 Ladder" to the MOD for our upcoming exhibit! You can see this sculpture along with others from the DOGNY project in "9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs," opening September 1.

Do you want to bring your dog to the Museum? Come to FURRY FRIDAY! September 10, 6pm - 8pm Read more: https://bit.ly/3kf...
08/23/2021

Do you want to bring your dog to the Museum? Come to FURRY FRIDAY!
September 10, 6pm - 8pm
Read more: https://bit.ly/3kfcXW0

Do you want to bring your dog to the Museum? Come to FURRY FRIDAY!
September 10, 6pm - 8pm
Read more: https://bit.ly/3kfcXW0

#MODPopQuiz   True or False - Dalmatians are born with their spots? Artwork: Ch. Goworth Victor by Royal Doulton
08/23/2021

#MODPopQuiz
True or False - Dalmatians are born with their spots?
Artwork: Ch. Goworth Victor by Royal Doulton

#MODPopQuiz
True or False - Dalmatians are born with their spots?
Artwork: Ch. Goworth Victor by Royal Doulton

08/21/2021

CLOSURE 8/22
Due to tropical storm Henri, the AKC Museum of the Dog will be closed Sunday, August 22. If you have any questions regarding ticket refunds or reschedules, please email [email protected]. Thank you and stay safe!

Announcing the winners of the Salute to Search and Rescue Dogs Art Contest!! We received an outpouring of entries, and t...
08/20/2021

Announcing the winners of the Salute to Search and Rescue Dogs Art Contest!! We received an outpouring of entries, and the judging process was extremely difficult. The following pieces will be featured in our upcoming exhibition, 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs:
"Porkchop the Search Dog" by Sylvia Kim (Grand Prize Winner)
"Heroes of 9/11" by Holly H. Banks
"Thank you, Bretagne" by Lucy Wilks
"At Day's End" by Michele Trifiro
"The Loyal, Determined, and Brave" by Mechelle Roskiewicz

Thank you to all who submitted artwork to the contest! All other submissions will be featured on the AKC MOD Community Wall. 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs opens September 1.

COVID-19 UPDATE:Starting August 17, New York City requires all museum visitors over 12 years of age to be vaccinated aga...
08/19/2021

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Starting August 17, New York City requires all museum visitors over 12 years of age to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may include CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S. Read more at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Starting August 17, New York City requires all museum visitors over 12 years of age to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may include CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S. Read more at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page

08/18/2021
08/18/2021
Paws to Read - Naughty Mabel Sees it All

Naughty Mabel is back, darlings! Join us for this story, where Mabel starts causing trouble when she sees things no one else can. Tune in next Wednesday for more Paws to Read.

TOMORROW,  Wednesday 8/18, 12pm - Learn what it takes to train a Guide Dog! Fidelco Dog Day Phase 3: Advanced TrainingFi...
08/17/2021

TOMORROW, Wednesday 8/18, 12pm - Learn what it takes to train a Guide Dog!
Fidelco Dog Day Phase 3: Advanced Training
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation trainer Kevin and guide dog in training Vader will visit the museum to teach guests how a guide dog learns how to do their job. How do guide dogs navigate obstacles? How do they handle guiding on curbs and at intersections? Learn this and more! This program is free with museum admission, and will be offered in-person and streamed on our social platforms.
https://akcmotd.ticketing.veevartapp.com/tickets/view/list/fidelco-dog-day

TOMORROW, Wednesday 8/18, 12pm - Learn what it takes to train a Guide Dog!
Fidelco Dog Day Phase 3: Advanced Training
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation trainer Kevin and guide dog in training Vader will visit the museum to teach guests how a guide dog learns how to do their job. How do guide dogs navigate obstacles? How do they handle guiding on curbs and at intersections? Learn this and more! This program is free with museum admission, and will be offered in-person and streamed on our social platforms.
https://akcmotd.ticketing.veevartapp.com/tickets/view/list/fidelco-dog-day

This painting entitled "Dogs of the 1860's" pretty accurately conveys how we're feeling this Monday. Which dog do you id...
08/16/2021

This painting entitled "Dogs of the 1860's" pretty accurately conveys how we're feeling this Monday. Which dog do you identify with? I'm feeling pretty bottom row-right myself.

This painting entitled "Dogs of the 1860's" pretty accurately conveys how we're feeling this Monday. Which dog do you identify with? I'm feeling pretty bottom row-right myself.

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You told me about another NYC museum, but betting you didn't know about this one!
A Cat Person is in Need Can Dog People Help? This may look like an odd request, a cat person asking a dog-person for help, but believe me it is for real. At this time, I own and operate a no-kill-no-cages cat shelter and The American Museum of the House Cat. I opened the shelter a few years after I retired in 1996 and the museum opened in 2017 and both are in operation today. Both have pages. Search us: Catman2 Inc. and The American Museum of the House Cat. I trust you will find them on the internet. Both are located in western North Carolina. I am a retired professor of biology and have reached the age of 86. The cat shelter is in good hands and I am certain that it will remain open, and continue its operations after I’m gone. The cat museum is at risk because it requires staff that is well-schooled with knowledge of the thousands of items that are on display. This knowledge I can pass on, but the museum also needs an additional source of income in addition to what it may earn in any given year. The museum opened in April of 2017 and operated in an antique mall. Then the mall was forced to close I had to follow suit, or find a new location when the mall went out of business in December of 2019. The museum had done well there attracting more than 18,000 visitors during the three nine-month seasons, and was able to earn more than expenses and was able to transfer twenty-five thousand dollars to the cat shelter’s many outreach programs. The museum has little to no help from the local population. Then to make matters worse, the museum has been closed, by the State, for over a year due to Corvid-19 restrictions and now I can’t open it again until I can ensure an employee, or two, full-time and lasting employment. I’m not sure the pandemic is really over. What I need to know, from you, is how I can get help from corporations that benefit from selling cat-related products (food, litter, etc.) of where I can find grants from charitable foundations, endowments, and the like? I am not a rich man. But I am generous. I was able to make some money on a few investments and one large inheritance. These windfalls allowed me to dream up and invest over a million and a half dollars for the cat shelter and museum. Both operate as 501 C3 for operation costs but I still hold deeds to the real-estate and 99% of the assets in the museum. I feel the cat shelter will be able to function on in the future because it is able to raise enough money from donors and people willing to help us save cats. People like to help save cats. The museum attracted visitors and earned a fair amount of income but none came grants, endowments etc. The public’s attitude seems to be that museums charge admission and that supports all their need. From what I can see, The Museum of the Dog is well funded. Cat you tell a retired teacher, who has spent his entire thirty years of retirement helping cats, can the raise the money to ensure his accomplishments in the museum field will go on when he is gone? The museum has over 500 examples of: fine cat-art, including original Louis Wain, art glass, bronze, folk art, advertising items, rare books, 8 antique carousel cats on a mock-up carousel, 31 BC Cat Mummy, a 16 ft long iron Purr-Pod from the 2019 Burning Man celebration in Nevada, a 500-pound wood-carved temple cat and over 5000 hand-picked items that make up the museum’s large collection. This cat museum is one of only two in America and of nine in the world, A little help from almost anywhere, or anybody, will help the museum serve cat lovers with entertainment and education for years to come. It is too good to have to die with me. Dr. Harold W. Sims Ed, D Email [email protected] Phone: 1 828 293 7754 evenings.
Silent Sorrow and Notts
HAPPY DOG DAYS! Our new member kit for The AKC Museum of the Dog arrived today, and Phyllis Edelman and I decided to step into the back yard and model our new caps. We look forward to our next trip to NYC and another visit to one of our favorite museums. #DogArt for ever!
From my series 'The Dog Walkers'. Buttermere, Cumbria, UK
From my series 'The Dog Walkers'. Haweswater, Cumbria, UK.
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I am an animal sculptor and love sculpting the hunting dog breeds. These are a few of my works. Please see me on FB.