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Each month, the painting that receives the most likes from visitors through the Museum of the Dog mobile app is selected as Best in Show. Make sure your voice is heard — download the app to vote during your visit!


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A Domestic Scene


A Domestic Scene

Artist Name

Wm. Henry Hamilton Trood




Trood was a specialist in painting animals whose compositions often included multiple dog breeds and in some cases, other animals. A Domestic Scene is representative of his paintings. Here we see multiple breeds including the central figure of a Mastiff along with a Bloodhound, Poodle, Dachshund and several Terriers.

Trood was deaf and known to enjoy the theatre because of the actors’ expressions. He apparently was adept at reading and making expressions and perhaps used this talent to aid his communication with others. He was also known to keep a menagerie of pets in the garden of his London studio until his neighbors complained. Along with numerous dogs, Trood is said to have kept a fox, badger and otter in his rooms!


Dachshund, Bloodhound, Poodle (Miniature / Standard), Poodle (Miniature / Standard), Russell Terrier, Mastiff, Russell Terrier

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