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"DOGA" Yoga for you and your Dog Charity Event for PALS Shelter!
Held here at the AKC Museum of the Dog on Sunday, February 28th
Time:  11am or 2pm  (1 hour class) $20 per person / dog
Bring a yoga mat and water
You may sign up online at

or call 314-669-5595

Come relax and bond with your dog, all levels welcomed.

Come visit our 2016 Featured Guest Dogs !!
Starting Saturday, March 5
Pug, presented by Karla Ure
10:30am to 1:30pm

Saturday, March 12
Australian Shepherd, presented by  Hal & Bonnie Hoerner
10:30am to 1:30pm



Our Winter 2016 class, Drawing the Museum's Collection, has begun:

Great Dane by art student Maddy

Celebrate Spring at the AKC Museum of the Dog!!  The Auxiliary of Open Door Animal Sanctuary invites you, your children, and your canine friends to an afternoon of festivities from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  We will have pictures with the Giant Easter Bunny, raffles,
a bake sale, vendors, a doggy Easter Egg hunt, and complimentary water and adult beverages.  There's something for everyone! Call Susan for information 314-712-2295. 

"MUSH" part of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series:
Sunday, March 13th starting 1:30pm here at the AKC Museum of the Dog

Competitive musher, Richie Camden and members of his sled dog team will discuss terminology, demonstrate how to harness and "bootie"
along with telling stories of their experiences.  His thirteen sled dogs consist of rescues with the exeception of two.  This will be a great
event and fun for the entire family.  To secure a seat individuals and families may RSVP by calling the museum at 314-821-3647.

Musher, Richie Camden with his sled dogs.

PAWS for Reading:
St. Louis Support Dogs will be returning to the Museum this summer

Tuesdays 10am - noon.
June 14th through July 12th.
More information coming soon.

Have fun learning how to give guided tours or be a Gallery Attendant  in our Volunteer Docent Program! 
Great opportunity for outgoing individuals to speak with museum visitors about our canine art collection and museum activities.  Training provided; must be at least 18 years of age. 
For an interview, call Susan: 314-821-3647.

We are also seeking volunteers for promotional booths during weekend dog events both on and off-site. For an interview, call Diane:  314-821-3647.

Click on "Facilities Rental" for more information or call and ask for Jan, 314-821-3647.

Outside Wedding Ceremony!

Wedding Reception!

The Constellation Room comfortably holds 190 guests allowing space for a dance

Beautiful Charing Cross Courtyard!

Dog Training with highlights from Sarah Wilson's lecture on Why Women Love Dogs

See the Dallas News article about the Dog Museum!  Click on the link below

Monday, March 16th!

See the video at:

2016 Guest Dog of the Week!
Click on "Learn More" to see the current schedule.

To all active and retired U.S. Military, as well as Police, Firefighters, and all First Responders: Thank you for your service to our country and community!

See the Museum on Google+
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Charles Olivier de Penne
Tricolor French Hounds
19th century
Gift of the William Secord Gallery

Charles Olivier de Penne (1831-1897) was a member of the Barbizon School; he was a student of Leon Cogniet and Charles Jacque.  The Barbizon School derived its name from the town of Barbizon, in the forests of Fontainebleau, south of Paris.  De Penne is best known for his portrayals of French hounds preparing for the hunt, or resting after the hunt. He executed a number of large paintings, but his smaller portraits of two or three hunting dogs have been synonymous with his name. They are characterized by a deep understanding of anatomy and a painterly brush stroke, ideally suited to creating rich, atmospheric effects.  The dogs in this lithograph are Anglo-Francais Tricolor Hounds.  They descend from English Foxhounds and Tricolor Poitevins and are the most popular of the larger French hound  breeds.  In this scene, we see three French Hounds keeping warm next to a charming hearth.  Note their feline friend curled up in the chair beside them.  This 19th century lithograph print of an original painting is currently on exhibit in the Cam Lyman Gallery.

Opening March 26th, 2016
Diminutive Darlings: The Toy Group

Selections from the permanent collection coming to our Main Hallway Gallery.

Artist unknown
Affenpinscher Lying on a Green Pillow
19th century
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Maurer, Jr. estate

Introducing The Human-Canine Relationship Exhibition Series:
A series of exhibits that will focus upon the various relational aspects between our dogs and us.

First in the series will be
Opening April 14th, 2016
in the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery
Faces, Families, and Friends: Dog Photography of Lynn Terry

Ms. Terry's book, Tails From The Booth, and a 2016 calendar are currently on sale in our merchandise area of the Admissions Lobby.
For more information on Lynn Terry's photography, visit her website:

In t
he Main Hallway Gallery:
Westminster Champions 1907-1991

Ch. Barberryhill Bootlegger
Sealyham Terrier
1924 Best In Show

Come see our new
Reuben Ward Binks wall!
This exhibit honors the collaboration between the artist and Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge.

Reuben Ward Binks (1880-1950)
Our Cocker Friends
c. 1935
Breed:  English Cocker Spaniel
Etching and aquatint
Gift of Jay and Mary Remer

On Loan from Harry Weber
The Foxhunter (detail)

View the entire sculpture in the Museum's Main Hall Gallery.

We have revamped our lower level Cam Lyman gallery!
In addition to several new acquisitions, this space highlights paintings and objects from the permanent collection including works that have not been displayed in many years.  Click on "Learn More" for additional information.

Currently in the Main Hallway Gallery through March 13th, 2016
Sporting Dogs in Art
Click on "Learn More" for additional information.

Gustav Muss-Arnolt
Flat-Coated Retriever in a Landscape
Oil on canvas
Gift of Joan Burlingame Dever

In the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery through March 26th, 2016:
The Canine Art of Maud Earl

Click on "Learn More" for additional information on the artist, Maud Earl.
This exhibit comprises paintings and prints and features an exciting new addition to the Museum's collection.  This life-size work is a very rare example of Miss Earl's inclusion of a human figure in a painting; however, the names of the "Lady" and her dogs are unknown.  Be sure to come see this extraordinary painting and try to solve the mystery of their identities!  This painting will remain on display after the exhibit closes March 26th.

Maud Earl
Portrait of a Lady with Two Dogs
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Raike
   Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture exhibit
       Click on "Learn More" for
         additional information

Royal Doulton porcelain
Designer Frederick Daws
Ch. Ashstead Applause
Gift of the Glen Twiford estate


Gifted by Terry d. Chacon

Terry d. Chacon
Final Cut
Oil on canvas

Gifted by Miriam C. Barnhart "Granny Mim"

Diane Ayres
Four Bichons
Ch. Fran-Dor's Chantilly
Ch. Miri-Cal's Merry Music Maker
Ch. Miri-Cal's All That Jazz
Ch. Miri-Cal's Shennigans


Gifted by the Marie D. Toppi estate

Oresto J. Toppi
Airedale Terrier Ch. Blackheath Geisha Girl
20th century

Gifted by Regina Belmonte

Peter Belmont
Three Afghan Hounds
Acrylic on board

Gifted by Kathleen N. Peters

Maud Earl
Four By Honours

Click on "Learn More" for additional gifts to the collection.

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