Visit 5 of the best dog museums in the world

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Visit 5 of the best dog museums in the world

There are some moves in life that typify one's perspective about something.

For instance, if you claim to be a lover of wildlife, a good way to express this love is to actually go on a safari.

Such is the case for dog lovers, too.

If you claim to be a pooch lover and if you haven’t been to a dog museum, then I doubt whether you’re any different from any random dog lover around.

A good way to show that, indeed, you love pooches is to actually pack your bags and head to their homes – a dog museum.

Thankfully, there are plenty of dog museums scattered around our planet today, many of which house numerous living dogs like Goldendoodle puppies and other dog-inspired artifacts.

Find below the one closest to your country and start preparing to pay a visit today.

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
Situated in the beautiful city of New York, the American Kennel Club is widely regarded as one of the biggest pet-centered organization in the world.

So, it only makes sense that they have a museum fully dedicated to furries. From canine-inspired artworks to an AKC library-inspired collection of canine books, visitors are in for a great ride when they come to this library.

You will see tons of artworks devoted to dogs – both old-and-new school breeds – from which you can take inspiration to buy something similar for your home décor or get an actual living breed of the sort.

Furthermore, you can learn a lot about different dog breeds, lifestyle, habits, and history of dogs from the wonderful selection of books collected in the museum.

Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard
This one is for all furry lovers living in Europe.

Interestingly, it’s also one of the few living museums in the world.

Located in the former armory next to the Roman amphitheater and the community center, the Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard brings visitors together as they share in the world of the legendary Saint Bernard dogs from the Great St. Bernard.

The center of attraction in this museum is none other than the world-famous St. Bernard hospice dogs, which are kept on the ground floor, where they run around freely.

Visitors can catch the beautiful sight of these creatures in cages, and as they romp freely around, and are even allowed to pet and caress them.

Museum of dogs
You will find this one in Massachusetts.

And it houses an awesome collection of 180 pieces of artwork featuring drawings, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and numerous pet accessories.

The idea behind this museum is to give visitors – dog-lovers – some inspirations to want to own a dog. Also, with some of the artworks dedicated to dog history, visitors can brush up on some little known facts about their favorite furry friends.

Among the most notable images you will find in this museum are the works of the Massachusetts-born photographer William Wegman, who is best known for his acclaimed dog portraits.

Located in Passau, Germany, Dackelmuseum is a museum that is fully dedicated to the world-famous breed dachshund.

Already, you’ve most likely seen dachshunds at their lightning best – where they take on animals much larger than themselves, act as watchdogs, and also act as good companions to kids.

But one thing you probably didn’t know is the true history of this breed.

Luckily for you, you can learn all of that in less than a 15-minute walk through the Dackelmuseum. This museum which holds about 4,500 different items celebrating dachshunds, is the perfect place to learn and know about all things dachshund.

What’s more?

You will also find real-life dachshunds romping around the place.

Found in Mondragone, Italy, Foof prides itself as the first European museum dedicated to humankind’s best friends.

But that’s not the only allure of Foof. Beyond the beautiful works of art and artifacts scattered across the building, there is also an important emphasis placed on dog rescue.

As such, visitors are encouraged to not only view the works around but also to find a dog they can adopt and take home.

Amongst the fascinating sights you'll find on-site include a collection of over 120 dog collars dating back to the ancient Roman era; a photography collection of royals, politicians, and celebrities with their pet dogs; and various dog-inspired sculptures.

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