The AKC museum of the dog re-opens its doors with “Presidential dogs” exhibit

New York, NY – The AKC Museum of the Dog is excited to re-open its doors and also to announce its next exhibit. The “Presidential Dogs” exhibition will be on display beginning September 8th and will run through January 2021. A sneak-peek into this exhibit will be available upon the Museum’s re-opening on August 25th.

 

The exhibition will look back on the different breeds of dogs that have lived at the White House. It will explore their history, 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 to Bo and Sunny, the Portuguese Water Dogs owned by the Obamas, this exhibit will examine the role of dogs in American presidential history. 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. “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, please visit www.museumofthedog.org.

 

New safety policies and procedures for the Museum of the Dog can be found in this video.

 

For merchandise, please 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 dogsThe 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. For more information on the AKC Museum of the Dog visit www.Museumofthedog.org

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  • American Kennel Club

    Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

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