Museum of 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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#GuesstheBreed This hound is larger than a Beagle but smaller than a Foxhound, and has been used for hunting in America ...
05/06/2021

#GuesstheBreed This hound is larger than a Beagle but smaller than a Foxhound, and has been used for hunting in America since the Colonial times.

#GuesstheBreed This hound is larger than a Beagle but smaller than a Foxhound, and has been used for hunting in America since the Colonial times.

This week, the DogNY sculpture got a little TLC! This sculpture, which honors the search and rescue dogs of September 11...
05/06/2021

This week, the DogNY sculpture got a little TLC! This sculpture, which honors the search and rescue dogs of September 11, had accumulated a couple scratches and chips over the years. To fix that, we had restorer Jennifer from Tatti Art Conservation swing by to give the artwork a fresh coat of paint - literally!

05/05/2021
Paws to Read - May I Pet Your Dog?

Join us for this week's episode of Paws to Read, where we learn how to sagely approach new dogs and how to make friends with them! Join us every Wednesday for new installments of Paws to Read.
Check out the book's page at May I Pet Your Dog? and the author's page at Stephanie Calmenson!

#TopDogs opens TODAY!! Come to the Museum of the Dog to learn all about the top ten most popular breeds in America, and ...
05/05/2021

#TopDogs opens TODAY!! Come to the Museum of the Dog to learn all about the top ten most popular breeds in America, and what makes those breeds so well-liked. The top breed in the US is indisputable - it has been #1 for the past thirty years: The Labrador Retriever!

#TopDogs opens TODAY!! Come to the Museum of the Dog to learn all about the top ten most popular breeds in America, and what makes those breeds so well-liked. The top breed in the US is indisputable - it has been #1 for the past thirty years: The Labrador Retriever!

May the Fourth be with you! While there may not be many dogs in the Star Wars universe as we recognize them one notable ...
05/04/2021

May the Fourth be with you! While there may not be many dogs in the Star Wars universe as we recognize them one notable dog who played an alien in The Last Jedi was Gary Fisher the Frenchie, the former service dog of the late great Carrie Fisher. Happy Star Wars day!

#TopDogs opens TOMORROW! This exhibit highlights the top ten breeds in the US - the number two spot being occupied by th...
05/04/2021

#TopDogs opens TOMORROW! This exhibit highlights the top ten breeds in the US - the number two spot being occupied by the most popular breed in NYC, the French Bulldog! Take a walk around the five boroughs and you are bound to see a Frenchie or two.

#TopDogs opens TOMORROW! This exhibit highlights the top ten breeds in the US - the number two spot being occupied by the most popular breed in NYC, the French Bulldog! Take a walk around the five boroughs and you are bound to see a Frenchie or two.

Furry Fridays are BACK!! This Friday, MOD members can bring their dogs to the Museum after hours for free! Not a member?...
05/03/2021

Furry Fridays are BACK!! This Friday, MOD members can bring their dogs to the Museum after hours for free! Not a member? No problem - you can sign up and reserve your space today!
https://museumofthedog.org/events-and-education/calendar/members-only-furry-friday#view-event

Furry Fridays are BACK!! This Friday, MOD members can bring their dogs to the Museum after hours for free! Not a member? No problem - you can sign up and reserve your space today!
https://museumofthedog.org/events-and-education/calendar/members-only-furry-friday#view-event

#TopDogs opens THIS WEDNESDAY! The third most popular breed in the country is the German Shepherd Dog. This breed is the...
05/03/2021

#TopDogs opens THIS WEDNESDAY! The third most popular breed in the country is the German Shepherd Dog. This breed is the ultimate worker bee - if there is a job to do, the GSD can get it done. Learn more about the top ten most popular breeds in the country in "Top Dogs"!

#TopDogs opens THIS WEDNESDAY! The third most popular breed in the country is the German Shepherd Dog. This breed is the ultimate worker bee - if there is a job to do, the GSD can get it done. Learn more about the top ten most popular breeds in the country in "Top Dogs"!

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! Check out this new exhibition to learn the histories of the top ten most popular breeds i...
05/02/2021

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! Check out this new exhibition to learn the histories of the top ten most popular breeds in the United States, and what makes those breeds so popular. The fourth most popular breed is none other than the Golden Retriever!

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! Check out this new exhibition to learn the histories of the top ten most popular breeds in the United States, and what makes those breeds so popular. The fourth most popular breed is none other than the Golden Retriever!

#TopDogs opens May 5! This exhibit highlights the top ten most popular breeds in the country. Coming in at number 5 is t...
05/01/2021

#TopDogs opens May 5! This exhibit highlights the top ten most popular breeds in the country. Coming in at number 5 is the top mascot dog - the Bulldog! It is believed the very first sport mascot in America was Handsome Dan the Bulldog of Yale University.

#TopDogs opens May 5! This exhibit highlights the top ten most popular breeds in the country. Coming in at number 5 is the top mascot dog - the Bulldog! It is believed the very first sport mascot in America was Handsome Dan the Bulldog of Yale University.

#TopDogs opens May 5! Although the Poodle may be the national dog of France, it is also the 6th most popular breed in th...
04/30/2021

#TopDogs opens May 5! Although the Poodle may be the national dog of France, it is also the 6th most popular breed in the United States! Wanna know what makes this breed so popular? Make sure to check out "Top Dogs"!

#TopDogs opens May 5! Although the Poodle may be the national dog of France, it is also the 6th most popular breed in the United States! Wanna know what makes this breed so popular? Make sure to check out "Top Dogs"!

Guess the breed! Early names for this breed included the Reedwater Terrier, Ullswater Terrier, and Coquetdale Terrier, a...
04/30/2021

Guess the breed! Early names for this breed included the Reedwater Terrier, Ullswater Terrier, and Coquetdale Terrier, all derived from place names in the north of England where these rugged little dogs plied their trade. This breed has a weather resistant coat with a hard, wiry outercoat and a soft undercoat that repels most dirt.

Guess the breed! Early names for this breed included the Reedwater Terrier, Ullswater Terrier, and Coquetdale Terrier, all derived from place names in the north of England where these rugged little dogs plied their trade. This breed has a weather resistant coat with a hard, wiry outercoat and a soft undercoat that repels most dirt.

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! This exhibit will highlight the top ten most popular breeds America - including the Beagl...
04/29/2021

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! This exhibit will highlight the top ten most popular breeds America - including the Beagle! This hound has actually been one of the most popular breeds in the country since they were first recognized in the late 1800's.

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! This exhibit will highlight the top ten most popular breeds America - including the Beagle! This hound has actually been one of the most popular breeds in the country since they were first recognized in the late 1800's.

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! This exhibit highlights artwork featuring the top ten most popular breeds in the United S...
04/28/2021

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! This exhibit highlights artwork featuring the top ten most popular breeds in the United States. The eighth most popular breed in America is the Rottweiler!
Stay tuned to learn what other breeds will be featured as we countdown to the exhibition opening!

#TopDogs opens next Wednesday! This exhibit highlights artwork featuring the top ten most popular breeds in the United States. The eighth most popular breed in America is the Rottweiler!
Stay tuned to learn what other breeds will be featured as we countdown to the exhibition opening!

04/28/2021
Paws to Read - Emma and the Night Dogs

Learn all about search and rescue dogs in this week's episode of Paws to Read, where Emily reads "Emma and the Night Dogs" by Susan Aller! New episodes every Wednesday.

#TopDogs opens May 5! This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten most popular breeds in the USA. Coming in at nu...
04/27/2021

#TopDogs opens May 5! This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten most popular breeds in the USA. Coming in at number 9 is the German Shorthaired Pointer! Stay tuned to learn the rest of the top ten as we count down to the exhibition's opening day!

#TopDogs opens May 5! This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten most popular breeds in the USA. Coming in at number 9 is the German Shorthaired Pointer! Stay tuned to learn the rest of the top ten as we count down to the exhibition's opening day!

The AKC Museum of the Dog is saddened to hear about the passing of our friend Bill Wynne. Wynne was the owner and traine...
04/26/2021

The AKC Museum of the Dog is saddened to hear about the passing of our friend Bill Wynne. Wynne was the owner and trainer of Smoky, considered the first known therapy dog. They found one another in the jungles of New Guinea, where Bill was stationed as an aerial photographer during WWII. Smoky became a war hero in Luzon, when she helped lay communication wire in a trench.

After the war Wynne and Smoky starred in local television programs in Cleveland, and toured the country together demonstrating the tricks Wynne trained Smoky to do. After Smoky’s passing, Wynne worked as a photographer for NASA and a photojournalist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In 1996 he wrote his memoir “Yorkie Doodle Dandy,” about his time with Smoky, which is available for purchase at the AKC MOD store.

Over Memorial Day 2019, the MOD was fortunate enough to host a program with Bill where he spoke about his experiences to museum patrons. We are so grateful for Bill volunteering his time to share his and Smoky’s story. Thank you, Bill!

MOD's next special exhibition is #TopDogs!! This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten most popular breeds in th...
04/26/2021

MOD's next special exhibition is #TopDogs!! This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten most popular breeds in the USA, examines their histories, and speculates what exactly about them captures the hearts and minds of so many Americans. The tenth most popular breed in America is the Dachshund!
"Top Dogs" opens May 5!

MOD's next special exhibition is #TopDogs!! This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten most popular breeds in the USA, examines their histories, and speculates what exactly about them captures the hearts and minds of so many Americans. The tenth most popular breed in America is the Dachshund!
"Top Dogs" opens May 5!

#MODPopQuiz  Can you name the 6 different types of Retrievers, and which one was first registered by the AKC?
04/23/2021

#MODPopQuiz
Can you name the 6 different types of Retrievers, and which one was first registered by the AKC?

#MODPopQuiz
Can you name the 6 different types of Retrievers, and which one was first registered by the AKC?

#ThrowbackThursday In 2019, the Museum was fortunate enough to exhibit the Catherine Johnson collection - over several d...
04/22/2021

#ThrowbackThursday In 2019, the Museum was fortunate enough to exhibit the Catherine Johnson collection - over several decades, scouring house sales, antique shops, and online, Catherine Johnson amassed a collection of ordinary “snapshots” of people and their dogs.

TUESDAY, MAY 11 7PMMay is member month! Next month, we are thanking our members who supported the MOD throughout the pan...
04/21/2021

TUESDAY, MAY 11
7PM
May is member month! Next month, we are thanking our members who supported the MOD throughout the pandemic with exclusive programs and events. Including a lecture on how dogs aid in Cheetah conversation!
Join Cheetah TV host Brian Badger, CCF Director of Conservation and Outreach with the Museum of the Dog to learn all about CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program in Namibia and Somaliland, Africa.
Learn more and sign up!
https://museumofthedog.org/calendar/month/2021/05/#popup1-members-only-lecture-dogs-on-the-frontline-of-conservation

TUESDAY, MAY 11
7PM
May is member month! Next month, we are thanking our members who supported the MOD throughout the pandemic with exclusive programs and events. Including a lecture on how dogs aid in Cheetah conversation!
Join Cheetah TV host Brian Badger, CCF Director of Conservation and Outreach with the Museum of the Dog to learn all about CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program in Namibia and Somaliland, Africa.
Learn more and sign up!
https://museumofthedog.org/calendar/month/2021/05/#popup1-members-only-lecture-dogs-on-the-frontline-of-conservation

04/21/2021
Paws to Read - Poor Louie

In this week's episode of Paws to Read, Emily reads a story all about a Chihuahua whose family is growing! And how that turns his life upside down. Tune in every Wednesday for new epsiodes of Paws to Read!

#BreedSpotlightThe Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is notable for its four distinct color patterns, each of which, at vari...
04/20/2021

#BreedSpotlight
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is notable for its four distinct color patterns, each of which, at various times, was associated with a particular noble family: Blenheim (chestnut markings on a white background), Tricolor (black markings on a white background), Black and Tan (black with tan markings), and Ruby (a rich red). More recently, the breed was featured on the hit HBO series "S*x and the City" as Charlotte York's dog.
Artwork: "Bou-Maza" by Alexander Fontaine

#BreedSpotlight
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is notable for its four distinct color patterns, each of which, at various times, was associated with a particular noble family: Blenheim (chestnut markings on a white background), Tricolor (black markings on a white background), Black and Tan (black with tan markings), and Ruby (a rich red). More recently, the breed was featured on the hit HBO series "S*x and the City" as Charlotte York's dog.
Artwork: "Bou-Maza" by Alexander Fontaine

#Guessthebreed Despite this breed's name, they are not actually native to Australia! They originated in Europe in the bo...
04/19/2021

#Guessthebreed
Despite this breed's name, they are not actually native to Australia! They originated in Europe in the borderlands between France and Spain.

#Guessthebreed
Despite this breed's name, they are not actually native to Australia! They originated in Europe in the borderlands between France and Spain.

As we finish Choose your Own ARTventure, Arty follows the scent of a snow! He stumbles upon "Hounds in the Snow" by Char...
04/16/2021

As we finish Choose your Own ARTventure, Arty follows the scent of a snow! He stumbles upon "Hounds in the Snow" by Charles Olivier de Penne. This is one of the museum's newest acquisitions. de Penne is considered one of the finest French dog artists - and this piece is no exception!

As we finish Choose your Own ARTventure, Arty follows the scent of a snow! He stumbles upon "Hounds in the Snow" by Charles Olivier de Penne. This is one of the museum's newest acquisitions. de Penne is considered one of the finest French dog artists - and this piece is no exception!

#ChooseYourOwnARTventure Arty decided to learn about photography! This photo is "Ghost Dog" by Felicia Murray and featur...
04/15/2021

#ChooseYourOwnARTventure Arty decided to learn about photography! This photo is "Ghost Dog" by Felicia Murray and features a double exposure. This is a a technique that overlays two different exposures on a single piece of film, combining two photos into one.

Next, Arty smells scents on the air! In one direction, he smells a crisp winter breeze. In another, he smells a crackling fire. Which scent does he follow?

#ChooseYourOwnARTventure Arty decides to investigate the skeleton! He learns it is a fossil from the Oligocene age calle...
04/14/2021

#ChooseYourOwnARTventure
Arty decides to investigate the skeleton! He learns it is a fossil from the Oligocene age called Hesperocyon. Though it was an early canine and in the canid genus, it resembled more of a small raccoon.

After seeing such an old artifact, Arty wants to look at something modern! Does he check out a cubist painting or a modern photograph? Choose in the comments!

04/14/2021
Paws to Read - The Adventures of Honey and Leon featuring Alan Cu***ng

In this very special episode of Paws to Read, we are joined by author and Tony-award winning actor Alan Cu***ng!! Join us as Alan reads his book, "The Adventures of Honey and Leon," about two dogs who will do anything to take care of their dads - even if they don't know it!

A huge thank you to Alan Cu***ng for providing this reading!

In this installment of Choose Your Own ARTventure, Arty decides to follow the Viennese Waltz, and he comes across a Pug ...
04/13/2021

In this installment of Choose Your Own ARTventure, Arty decides to follow the Viennese Waltz, and he comes across a Pug Band! In Vienna during the latter half of the 1800s through the first quarter of the 20th century there were about 50 foundries in the surrounding environs that produced cold painted bronzes. The band consists of 10 members including, a conductor, a page turner, a flute player, a cellist, three horns, a French and two trumpets, a rhythm section consisting of a bass drummer and a cymbal player and finally the ever-popular accordionist.

After learning all about the Pug Band, Arty looks down and sees two interesting things on the ground! One looks like a pawprint, the other a tiny skeleton… which does he investigate?

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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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REALLLLYYYYYY !!!!!!!!! Noy buying it for ANYONE I KNOW !!!! HOW ABOUT AN AKC REGISTERED BREED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get your stuffed “Schnoodle” at the AKC Museum of the Dog store: “When it comes to rare or unusual dog breeds, our diverse selection is the very best! The Schnoodle is a mix of Schnauzer and Poodle....”
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