Pup gives true thoughts on new Museum of the Dog

February 06, 2019 - 3:00 pm
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By Meredith Ganzman

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --- Ellie, a one-year-old mini Australian Shepherd service dog, recently for a sneak sniff of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in Manhattan.

The museum first opened in New York City in 1982, but later moved to St. Louis. Over 30 years later, it’s reopening in NYC- again focusing on the history of the animal through artifacts, literature and fine art like this piece by Richard Ansdell, museum executive director Alan Fausel says.

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"What’s great about this painting is that it shows all the Hyland dogs. You have Otterhounds, and Scottish Deerhounds, and Dandie Dinmonts and you have Collies. There are 14 different dogs here."

However the space is only for humans, service animals and career dogs. But even those who are not dog lovers can still learn a lot in the space, Fausel says.

"I think they will come away with all the different types of dogs that there are, the jobs that they have- how they fit with the human and canine experience."

And that’s something those with four feet or two can certainly chew on.