Canine Museum Foundation

The Canine Museum Foundation was founded in 1988 and on the first of January 1990 the Foundation became a full affiliate of the Kennel Control Council (now the Victorian Canine Association). On the 15th Nov 2003 the doors to the Canine Museum where officially opened. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a trusteeship for the safe keeping of canine artefacts and memorabilia as well as articles, records and objects of art for future generations of dog lovers. To this purpose it will:

(a) Actively seek and receive artistically and historically significant objects and information and safely store them for posterity.

(b) Publicise the Canine Museum Foundation and its objectives nationally.

(c) Through the range of activities available to its members, finance the development of a Museum building.

The Foundation further accepts the ongoing responsibility of maintaining and staffing the museum and conserving its contents. The Foundation will be ongoing in its collecting responsibility and in so doing will actively promote interest in and respect for canine art and history throughout the nation. The Canine Museum is located at the KKC park dog complex in Cranbourne Victoria.

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If you are interested in the history of the dog and the art that accompanies it you will enjoy the museum. There are only two museums dedicated to the dog, the other being St. Louis in the USA.