Posts with tag AKC Museum of the Dog

“Rabbiting,” oil on canvas by Arthur Wardle. Photo courtesy of the AKC Museum of the Dog.

Dogs in Art: Arthur Wardle at the AKC Museum of the Dog

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog was originally conceived in the early 1970s by fanciers who were not only devoted to dogs, but also to establishing a repository for fine art and books related to them. In 1979 the AKC Foundation was formed to raise funds to establish such an entity, and by… read more

AKC Museum of the Dog: Sculptor Louise Peterson’s ‘Chickadee’

Each year since 1987, as part of the Sunflower Cluster of dog shows held in Valley Center, Kan., in April, judges for the Art Show at the Dog Show select winners in a variety of categories, and one artist’s work is named Best of Show. Each year’s winning artwork is then purchased and donated to the… read more

Dogs Blessed at Museum of the Dog

About 30 dogs had a special outing in St. Louis last weekend to the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog for a Blessing of the Animals. Such events are held around the country in the spring or fall each year, often on the grounds of churches and in city parks. The dogs’ human companions who… read more