The AKC Museum of the Dog reopenis September 8th with a special new exhibit, “Presidential Dogs”, about the different breeds of dogs which have lived at the White House from George Washington’s Foxhounds to Bo and Sunny, the Portuguese Water Dogs owned by the Obamas.
The exhibition also explores the history of 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.
Museum of the Dog is operated by the American Kennel Club, or AKC, which knows a thing or two about our four-legged friends, including its association with the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in NYC.
The Presidential Dogs exhibition will be on display beginning September 8th and will run through January 2021.
The exhibition will contain artwork from the MoD collection, historic documents from the AKC archives, and photo reproductions.
Some breeds highlighted in the upcoming exhibit will include Airedale Terriers, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Collies, English Springer Spaniels, Foxhounds, Golden Retrievers, Newfoundlands, Portuguese Water Dogs, Scottish Terriers and Welsh Terriers.
Using the AKC Museum of the Dog app (available on Google Play Store and the App store), visitors will be able to vote for their favorite presidential dog featured in the new exhibit.
“The majority of our presidents have shared the White House with a dog and these presidential pooches have become an integral piece of our history,” said Executive Director Alan Fausel in a press release.
“The new ‘Presidential Dogs’ exhibit looks back at some of the most famous four-legged friends in American History and we are thrilled to welcome visitors back to the AKC Museum of the Dog with such an important historical exhibition.”
For more information on the exhibit or the Museum, visit www.museumofthedog.org.
New safety policies and procedures for the Museum of the Dog can be found in this video.
For merchandise, visit: www.museumofthedogstore.org
About the AKC Museum of the Dog
Founded in 1982, The AKC Museum of the Dog preserves, interprets and celebrates the role of dogs in society and educates the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that inspire engagement with dogs.
The museum is home to over 700 original paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, and porcelain figurines, a variety of decorative arts objects and interactive displays depicting man’s best friend throughout the ages.
The AKC Museum of the Dog is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization funded mainly by private and corporate gift donations.
The museum is in Midtown East, at 101 Park Ave., two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.