Yes, Dog Museums Are a Thing- And They’re Pawesome!

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
Are you a dog lover that’s looking for fun sights to visit on their travels? You’ll love these international canine-inspired museums and exhibitions.

Out faithful furry companions have been by our side for millennia, inspiring numerous works of art and witnessing historic events alongside their owners. So should it be a surprise that there are many artifacts celebrating the unique bond of dogs and humans that we have preserved? In addition to displaying antique dog artifacts, various museums around the world are dedicated solely to our four-legged friends; boasting impressive collections of pooch-inspired artwork.

According to an article published in The New York Times, there are more than a few museums that every dog-loving traveler needs to have on their “must visit” list. Just last month, wiener dog owners opened a museum dedicated to the popular breed. The Dackelmuseum in Passau, Germany, has over 4,500 paintings, books, statues and porcelain wares all inspired by the short-legged pooches.

Another canine-tastic attraction you shouldn’t miss is the only dog collar museum in the world that’s located in Leeds Castle in Kent, England. The impressive collection of antique canine neckwear features over 130 rare and valuable collars, the earliest one dated to late 15th century!

We might not have dogs at Leeds Castle but we do have dog collars! This very unique and rather special collection is…

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At Martigny, Switzerland, there is Barryland, a museum dedicated to the pooches that are considered to be the nation’s symbol: St. Bernards. In addition to the exibition about the breed’s history and origins, visitors can enjoy seeing the museum’s pooches frolicking on the grounds.

En vente dès à présent dans la boutique du Barryland de magnifiques toiles peintes par David Lüthi

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In the United States, dog lovers have to check out the Museum of Dog. In case the name didn’t give it away, the insitution situated in North Adams, Massachussets, celebrates all things canine. Their collections has over 180 items, including famous sculptures, paintings, photographs, and even antiques.

Have you visited any of these pawesome museums or do you plan on visiting one? Tell us your impressions and experiences!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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