We love to live life alongside our best furry friends so why not include them in the arts and culture we enjoy as well? To celebrate and commemorate the bond we share with our furry companions there are museums and galleries across the country and the world that are dedicated to everything we love about dogs.
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
New York City, New York
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog celebrates the unique relationship between humans and dogs. Through the Museum's collections of over 180 pieces of fine art, interactive exhibits and activities, and periodic real-life interactions with famous dogs, visitors to the museum in New York will develop a deeper understanding of the love our canine companions.
Mush your way up to the Iditarod Museum located within a log cabin featuring exhibitions about the history of the Iditarod, a sled dog race covering 1,000 miles of rough terrain along the Idiatrod Trail, along with photos, videos, and trophies. You may even get a chance to meet some sled dogs on your visit!
This is the museum for the wiener dog lovers. The Dachshund Museum, located in the Kleine Residenz in Passau, Germany, houses more than 4,500 Dachshund-related collectibles, memorabilia, and art celebrating this special breed. The museum commemorates the love the founders have for the breed, exhibiting their collections from the past 25 years.
The Dog Collar Museum
Leeds Castle, Kent, England
The Dog Collar Museum founded in 1976, located within Leeds Castle, Kent is one of the world’s most eccentric museums. This tiny exhibition, housed in the castle’s former stable, has displayed an eclectic collection of objects. From collars with spikes to an intricately-decorated collar that includes the family’s coat of arms, these accessories give an excellent idea of how people have adorned their pets for more than 500 years.
Cover Image: La galerie des portraits de Beauregad