This city really is going to the dogs. Literally.

Think about it, we've got dog hotels, dog brunches, dog day cares, dog spas, dog schools. We love our dogs and we dedicate a lot to them. There's a noticeable gap, though. For a city with so many museums, why isn't there a dog museum?

Well get your tail out from between your legs, because the American Kennel Club is bringing a dog museum to New York!

Oh yes. It's a museum dedicated entirely to doggies. Well, dog themed artwork to be exact. The American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog features one of the largest collections of dog art in the world.

Although the artwork features dogs as the subject, dogs themselves, unfortunately, did not create the art, like I may or may not have originally assumed...

The museum will be relocating to our great city from St. Louis next year, but before you start feeling bad for the Missourians, the museum will actually be coming home.

The AKC Museum of the Dog was originally founded in New York back in 1982, but moved to St. Louis in 1987 and has remained there ever since.


Just like Chance and Shadow (and Sassy), the dogs are Homeward Bound. #Blessed

Candy Caciolo (amazing name, tho), Chairman of the Board for the AKC Museum of the Dog said, "New York City presents a new chapter for the future of the Museum of the Dog. We look forward to the growth and expansion of the museum as we show the world the artistic beauty of the purebred dog."

Okay...So that last part is a little creepy. Only purebreds? What about mutts? We love our mutts in New York! Someone should open the Museum of Mutts, just saying. Here's looking at you, Brooklyn.


The best part of the dog museum? It's BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog, of course!

[Feature Image Courtesy ohmidog!] [via Time Out NY]