11/12 Sunday

Breed Spotlight: Dachshund

Sunday, November 12

Get to know a dog breed at the AKC Museum of the Dog!
Each month we are highlighting one of the 200 recognized breeds in the American Kennel Club. You’ll learn the history of the breed as well as key characteristics of their anatomy and coat that help them meet the standard. Activities include art-making, stories and books, a collectable breed fact sheet, and an opportunity to meet a live dog. 

November's Breed Spotlight: Dachshund

A breed available in three coat varieties: smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired, AND two size varieties: standard and miniature, the dachshund is an icon of purebred dogdom. Their characteristic long-backed body, little legs, and big personality set them apart from other breeds. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, dachshunds long, lean bodies and tenacious spirit allowed them to dig into badger burrows without hesitation and flush out the hunter's inteded target. Smart and vigilant, yet sweet and friendly these dogs make wonderful pets.

This event is free for Members and included with General Admission.
Buy General Admission Tickets for November 12th

Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.



Service animals are welcome in the museum. The museum entrance is wheelchair accessible via the building’s main plaza on the corner of Park Ave and E 40th Street. Accessible elevators are located on the first floor of the museum to the left of the admissions desk and gift shop. Public restrooms include accessible facilities.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact the museum.

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Non-flash photography is permitted in the Museum for personal (non commercial) use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and tripods are not permitted in the Museum.