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American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

1721 South Mason Road

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The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, located at 1721 S. Mason Rd., in beautiful Queeny Park, West St. Louis County, Missouri, is home to the world's finest collection of art devoted to the dog. The 14,000 sq. ft. facility, which includes historic Jarville House (1853), displays over 700 original paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, and porcelain figurines, and a variety of decorative arts objects depicting man's best friend throughout the ages. On permanent display is Sir Edwin Landseer's oil on canvas of a Deerhound and Recumbent Foxhound and many Maud Earl portraits of various terrier breeds.


Christine Grossman

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Worth seeing for the dog lover in your family. Located in the historic Jarville House, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Filled with art ranging from figurines to furniture to walls filled with paintings of dogs. On day of our visit the museum had a dog show as well as guest dogs that visitors could pet. Scenic dog park outside. On our Saturday afternoon visit museum itself was quiet. Of note, we heard that the museum will be moving to New York in September, though no mention was made at museum itself. Receptionist friendly and knowledgeable. Worth allocating approximately 1.5 hours to enjoy visit at a relaxing pace.

Charles Quinsay

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
We will miss this museum. Sadly it is moving to NY which I totally agree with because of the community here and their lack of appreciation in the history and culture of mans best friend. They work so hard to appease with events, shows and book signings but get little return from the community. I was glad to have my pups visit this place and will be happy for their move to a civilization that will adore their experiences.

Amanda Speiser

Monday, May 7, 2018
We had our rehearsal dinner here, and we loved it! The staff is so easy to work with, and the rental space was inexpensive. As dog lovers, we could not think of a better place to celebrate with friends and family. People loved getting to go through part of the museum during our event!

Dana Mackonis

Friday, April 27, 2018
Oh my God is all I can say. I have wanted to visit this place for years, and so glad that I did. It will soon be moving to New York City and I doubt I'll be making a trip up there unless I was going to Westminster for the weekend. The artwork is spectacular. The grounds are beautiful. Any place that's on the property is open to you and your dogs. Be respectful of the area, and leave it as you found it. There is artwork inside that just makes you realize how long the love of dogs has existed in the world. There were metal collars that dated to the 13th century, the oldest piece of artwork I saw was in the early 1700. Again just lovely and the curator was one of the most Pleasant people.

Nick Saali

Friday, July 13, 2018
The AKC dog museum with different sections to visit and marvel. Each section has independent literature and pictures to read. I enjoyed the extra effort put in to recognize emergency rescue dogs, mine detection dogs, law enforcement dogs and military service dogs. It was a nice touch.

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