Best In Show


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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Words of Comfort


Words of Comfort

Artist Name

J. Alden Weir




Weir came from a family of artists and is perhaps best known for his Impressionist works. He occasionally painted dogs, but mostly composed works showing hunting dogs in the field.

The subject of mixed breeds showing emotion was typical of the Victorian sentimentality of the day. The bulldog in this painting appears to have stopped by to comfort the chained Bloodhound.


French Bulldog, Bloodhound

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