COVID-19 Notice

The AKC Museum of the Dog is temporarily closed to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19
Current Exhibitions

CLICK HERE FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR of Mush! A tribute to sled dogs from arctic exploration to the iditarod

 

CLICK HERE FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR OF BEST IN SHOW: PAST WINNERS AT WESTMINSTER

 

CLICK HERE FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE MUSEUM OF THE DOG PERMANENT COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS

 

The Museum of the Dog may be temporarily closed, but we are determined to deliver accessible, educational content to you.
Above is a virtual tour of our current exhibition with educational discussion questions.

September 8 - January 3, 2021

Presidential Dogs

This exhibit will look back on the different breeds of dogs that have lived at the White House. The exhibition will look at the history of these breeds, highlight specific dogs that were owned by US presidents, and examine the influence these breeds had on the dog world as well as the American public at large. From George Washington’s Foxhounds all the way to Bo and Sunny the Portuguese Water Dogs, this exhibit will examine the role of dogs in American presidential history. This exhibition will contain artwork from the MoD collection, historic documents from the AKC archives, and photo reproductions.

Permanent Collection

The permanent collection of the museum is one of the finest and largest collections of canine-related fine art and artifacts in the world. It comprises paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, ceramics and bronzes. Additionally, objects such as trophies, collars and other dog-related works are included in the collection.

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Plan a visit for your dog at the AKC CANINE RETREAT!

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


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Accessibility

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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Photography Policy

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.