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.
Francois Bernard, The Bumblebee
The museum is open year-round and available to visitors Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM, and Sundays 1 PM – 5 PM (closed Mondays and holidays). Queeny Park, home of the Museum, is accessible from highway/interstate 40/64 at the Mason Rd. exit or from I-270 by taking the Manchester exit to Mason Rd.
The Museum Gift Shop offers a wide array of gift items for you and your companion pet including tapestry pillows, ceramics and jeweled dog dishes, books on dogs, umbrellas, stationery, T-shirts, and jewelry, as well as one-of-a-kind objects exclusive to The Dog Museum.