5 dog museums that dog lovers can’t ignore

 These famous museums for dogs are some of great places for people who want to show their love to the special "friends".


Musee et Chiens du Saint-Bernard (Switzerland):

"Specialization" of St. Dogs. Bernard is famous for rescuing mountain climbers who are injured or lost on their journey. Monks living along the Great St.Bernard in Switzerland has tamed this breed in the 17th century. If you want to find out more about the interesting stories of St. Bernard, you can visit Musee et Chiens du Saint-Bernard.


Founded in 2006, the Musee et Chiens du Saint-Bernard helps travelers, especially children, learn about the history of the Swiss National Dog through its interesting literary and artistic displays. However, the most attractive of the museum is perhaps the St. Bernard dogs that are cared for, nurtured here, giving you the opportunity to cuddle, play with the four-legged animal.


Museum of Dog:

Located in an old 19th-century pub in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, the Museum of Dog owns a collection of more than 180 dog-inspired works. At the museum, you can admire many paintings, sculptures, photographs, and accessories, which depict the images of lovely pet, loyal to people.


The most notable works at the Museum of Dog are the creations of William Wegman, the Massachusetts-born photographer with famous dog portraits, and animal sculptures by artist Mary Engel. In addition, this dog museum does not lack children-friendly spaces. From the Museum of Dog, you can also visit the MASS MoCA, the largest contemporary art museum in the country.


Dackelmuseum (Germany):

The Dachshund is a German-originated dog with identifiable features such as long body, short legs, drooping ears and quite intelligent. The Dachshund Dog Museum in Passau is the address for this dog. Passau is also called the "Three Rivers" city, as it is the meeting point of the Ilz, Danube and Inn rivers.


With over 4,500 artifacts related to the Dachshund dog, the Dackelmuseum is considered the first museum to own the world's largest collection of dog. Seppi Kublbeck and Oliver Storz, two experts on ... flowers took 25 years to collect unique artifacts. Free tickets are available for children under 12 years old.


Foof (Italy):

Situated in the Mondragon area, Foof is a combination of a green park and a museum, taking the relationship between humans and dogs as the theme. The highlight of the museum's exhibition is a collection of more than 120 dog necklaces dating back to ancient Rome, or photographs of Royal family members, politicians, and celebrities who took pictures with their dog.


The Foof Museum in Italy is also a rescue point for dogs, which allow visitors to adopt poor “friends”. At Foof, you can play and check-in with four-legged animals in a cool green campus.


Akita Dog Museum (Japan):

Akita Dog Museum is the only museum in Japan dedicated to the breed of Akita Inu. This destination is managed by the Akita Dog Conservation Society. Outside the museum is a famous statue of a dog called Hachiko, loyal to the owner. For ten years, this dog came to Shibuya Station to wait for his owner to come home from work, even though the owner had died long ago.


Despite its modest size, the Akita Dog Museum still has enough space to showcase, exhibit many of the artifacts, information on the important role of Akita Inu in Japanese history and the traditional life of the land of cherry blossom.

By: Gitta Russell

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