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We send our condolences to Officers Scott Scarborough and Robert Dean and the St. Louis County Police K-9 Unit for the loss of two K-9 officers this week, Zar and Lass.  These dedicated dogs earned numerous commendations and awards during their many years of service.

Officer Scarborough and Zar

Officer Dean and Lass
Photographs of Zar and Lass can be seen in our St. Louis County K-9 Police exhibit. 

NEW ART CLASS this October!  Scroll down for more info.

"MARSHALL THE MIRACLE DOG DAY"  will be soon.  You won't want to miss it - great family event.
Scroll down for further details. 

Have your special event here at the Dog Museum!!  Scroll down to view photos.  Dog Clubs are welcomed. 


Scottish Deerhound
Saturday, August 27
10:30am to 1:30pm
presented by Mary Beth Grieb

Sunday, August 28
1:30pm to 4pm
presented by Val Smith &
Gateway Sporting Dog Association
(many breeds from the Sporting Dog Group will be present)

Australian Cattle Dog
Saturday, September 3
10:30am to 1:30pm
presented by Kymberli Higgins

Sunday, September 11
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Meet Marshall, the dog that inspired a book and a film on his life.  "Marshall the Miracle Dog Day" will include a lecture, book signing, and refreshments.  Join us for this presentation that promises to be fun for the the entire family!  RSVP appreciated, 314-821-3647

Marshall the Miracle Dog
Written by,
Cynthia Willenbrock
Illustrated by,
Lauren Heimbaugh
(Books are now available for purchase and can be shipped)

Family Day at the St. Louis Mercantile Library
Sunday, September 18
1pm to 3pm 
For more information or to register: 314-516-7248
(click on events)

St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO   63121

NEW ART CLASS this October!
Pet Portrait in Pastel Painting taught by Deanna Nash

For adults 16 years old and up.  Class size limited.
Five Sunday afternoons,
2 to 4pm
from October 2nd thru 30th, $150.
Museum members receive 10% discount. 
Please call the Museum to register, 314-821-3647.

FUN MATCHES can be held at the Dog Museum.  Conformation ring set up is available.  Call Jan for date availabity. 

Conformation ring was gifted to the museum by Ken & Susan Thornberry, Metro St. Louis Pug Rescue.

Six weeks of fitness classes designed for you and your DOG, where you'll always have a workout partner.
Starting Thursday, August 18 thru September 22.
Time: 11am to 12pm, held
here at the Dog Museum.
Tel:  314-669-5595
or sign up online at:

Kim, owner and instructor of FITNESS WITH FIDO with her Standard Poodle, Oscar.

ARTIST REGISTRY DEMO DAYS this summer!  Come see these artists create their work.

See scheduled Saturdays below
11:30am to 2:30pm
The Demo Days are included with your price of museum admission.

August 13th
Watercolor  Deanna Nash

August 20th
Pastel  Victoria Szulc

August 27th
Pastel  Deanna Nash

September 10th
Digital Illustrat.  Jennifer Stolzer

September 17th
Clay modeling  Carol Eder

September 24th
Color pencil  Peg McClure

Have fun learning how to give guided tours or be a Gallery Attendant  in our Volunteer Docent Program! 
Great opportunity for outgoing individuals to speak with museum visitors about our canine art collection and museum activities.  Training provided; must be at least 18 years of age. 
For an interview, call Susan: 314-821-3647.

We are also seeking volunteers for promotional booths during weekend dog events both on and off-site. For an interview, call Diane:  314-821-3647.

Click on "Facilities Rental" for more information or call and ask for Jan, 314-821-3647.

Outside Wedding Ceremony!

Wedding Reception!

The Constellation Room comfortably holds 190 guests allowing space for a dance

Beautiful Charing Cross Courtyard!

Dog Training with highlights from Sarah Wilson's lecture on Why Women Love Dogs

See the Dallas News article about the Dog Museum!  Click on the link below

Monday, March 16th!

See the video at:

2016 Guest Dog of the Week!
Click on "Learn More" to see the current schedule.

To all active and retired U.S. Military, as well as Police, Firefighters, and all First Responders: Thank you for your service to our country and community!

See the Museum on Google+
Click on the link below for great views of the Museum galleries
Scroll down,
click on "See Inside"

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Today, Friday, August 26th, is National Dog Day...celebrate by bringing your dog to the Museum of the Dog!


Edwin Megargee
Ch. Basquaerie Marsous
1937  Oil on canvas
Gift of the Mary Crane estate.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis V. (Mary) Crane were instrumental in developing this French breed in America, importing them into this country in 1931.  This painting was among Mrs. Crane’s many Megargee commissions to paint the dogs from her Basquaerie Kennels at Needham, Massachusetts.

Dogs of St. Louis Artists:
An Artist Registry Exhibition

Otis by Deanna Nash
September 8th, 2016 through February 19th, 2017
Exhibit Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 8th 
5 to 7pm
Includes appetizers/wine/refreshments and touring the entire Museum.  Regular admission is waived for this event, however $5 guest donations will be appreciated.  Museum Members are Free.


In the Main Hall Gallery
Diminutive Darlings: The Toy Group

Selections from the permanent collection in our Main Hallway Gallery.

Artist unknown
Affenpinscher Lying on a Green Pillow
19th century
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Maurer, Jr. estate

Currently on loan from
Dr. Brenda McManigle:

Journey to Victory
by Karen Kaiser

This wall hanging, a collage of show ribbons, is on display in the Hall of Fame Gallery through November 13th, 2016.

Come see our
Reuben Ward Binks wall!
This exhibit honors the collaboration between the artist and Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge.

Reuben Ward Binks (1880-1950)
Our Cocker Friends
c. 1935
Breed:  English Cocker Spaniel
Etching and aquatint
Gift of Jay and Mary Remer

On Loan from Harry Weber
The Foxhunter (detail)

View the entire sculpture in the Museum's Main Hall Gallery.

We have revamped our lower level Cam Lyman gallery!
In addition to several new acquisitions, this space highlights paintings and objects from the permanent collection including works that have not been displayed in many years.  Click on "Learn More" for additional information.

This life-size painting remains on exhibit in the SJS Special Exhibit Gallery:

Maud Earl
Portrait of a Lady with Two Dogs
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Raike
   Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture exhibit
       Click on "Learn More" for
         additional information

Royal Doulton porcelain
Designer Frederick Daws
Ch. Ashstead Applause
Gift of the Glen Twiford estate


Gifted by the Sue Cone estate

Karen L. Allen
Ch. Katmai Abigail Adams, "Abby"
Breed: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Gifted by Terry d. Chacon

Terry d. Chacon
Final Cut
Oil on canvas

Gifted by Miriam C. Barnhart "Granny Mim"

Diane Ayres
Four Bichons
Ch. Fran-Dor's Chantilly
Ch. Miri-Cal's Merry Music Maker
Ch. Miri-Cal's All That Jazz
Ch. Miri-Cal's Shennigans


Gifted by the Marie D. Toppi estate

Oresto J. Toppi
Airedale Terrier Ch. Blackheath Geisha Girl
20th century

Gifted by Regina Belmonte

Peter Belmont
Three Afghan Hounds
Acrylic on board

Gifted by Kathleen N. Peters

Maud Earl
Four By Honours

Click on "Learn More" for additional gifts to the collection.

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