NEW! Top Dogs Virtual Tour!
Take a Virtual Tour of Top Dogs, the MOD's newest special exhibition! This is a free virtual tour, but any donations are greatly appreciated.
Once you reserve your free ticket, you will be sent an email containing the link to the virtual tour. If you do not get this email, please make sure to check any spam or junk folders. If you still are having issues receiving the email or accessing the link, please email Jeana.Wunderlich@museumofthedog.org.
Please note - this is NOT a ticket to visit the Museum. If you'd like to visit us in person, please purchase a "general admission" ticket.
May 5 - August 29, 2021
This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten breeds, examines their histories, and speculates what exactly about them captures the hearts and minds of so many Americans. For some, it has to do with the breed’s temperament. For others, it is their work ethic, or their association with pop culture and movies. Often it is a combination of all these factors!
Of course, every dog is the most popular in their owner’s eyes. This list is not an indication of quality of different breeds, as every dog has aspects that make it perfect for somebody. It is also important to remember that just because a breed is popular, it does not mean that breed is a good fit for every family. It is essential to look at a particular dog’s needs when acquiring a pet and determine if those needs line up with yours.
The breeds featured in this exhibition are the Labrador Retriever, French Bulldog, German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Bulldog, Poodle, Beagle, Rottweiler, German Shorthaired Pointer, and Dachshund. Some of these breeds are veterans of the most popular list, such as the Lab, which has held the number one spot for 30 years straight. Others are more recent movers and shakers, such as the French Bulldog, which took the number two spot this year for the first time
Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.