AKC Museum of the Dog opens new Exhibit that honors Sled Dogs

Want to know more about sled dogs? Then you definitely want to check out the AKC Museum of the Dog where their new exhibit honors these impressive pups.

Have you ever wanted to learn about sled dogs, the Iditarod, or even which dogs are considered to be perfect for pulling a sled in harsh conditions? The AKC Museum of the Dog wants to help. At their newest exhibit, “Mush! A Tribute To Sled Dogs from Arctic Exploration to the Iditarod,” visitors can learn all about these amazing pups and the jobs they perform.

In a press release from the museum, they explain that this exhibit is not just going to focus on the sport many of us know today, but rather the history of these dogs and the many achievements that they have helped humans with over the years.

Visitors to the AKC Museum of the Dog will learn about everything from Antarctic expeditions conducted by Admiral Byrd to the amazing sled dogs who helped save so many lives in 1925 when Alaska suffered a diphtheria outbreak. Of course there will also be information about the Iditarod and even mail delivery, which are both things we commonly think of when looking at these amazing dogs.

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Photo: Mush A Tribute to Sled Dogs.. Image Courtesy David Woo – The American Kennel Club.

Among the things that visitors will get to see are historical objects associated with sled dogs, including an original wooden sled, as well as artwork and information about five specific breeds associated with this work. The breeds that this Sled Dogs exhibit will be focusing on are the Siberian Husky, the Samoyed, the Newfoundland, the Chinook, and the Alaskan Malamute.

According to the museum’s executive director, Alan Fausel, ““For thousands of years sled dogs have played an integral part in survival in the arctic and a key role for indigenous circumpolar people.” And it makes sense that the museum would want to give these dogs a spotlight to show how important they have always been, and still are really.

Whether you have always wanted to learn more about sled dogs or you just want to know more about these particular breeds, “Mush! A Tribute To Sled Dogs from Arctic Exploration to the Iditarod” is the perfect opportunity to do so.

The Sled Dog exhibit is scheduled to run from Jan. 7 until March 29, which means you have time to check it out. Of course, you don’t want to wait too long or you may end up missing your chance to learn more about these impressive pups and their work.

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Are you excited for this new exhibit at the AKC Museum of the Dog? Will you be checking it out the next time you are in New York City? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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