Doyle DOGS IN ART Brunch and Auction to Benefit DOGNY

Doyle "Dogs in Art" Raises Nearly $10,000 For DOGNY

Bejeweled Chihuahuas, Chinese Crested dogs bearing all, and jolly Labrador Retrievers with families in tow... Doyle New York's Dogs in Art brunch was great fun for dogs of all kinds and their human companions who came together from all over the country to enjoy superb examples of sporting art, free flowing mimosas, dog treats from Pedigree, and wonderful company while supporting a very worthy cause. The event, which was attended by 200 people, raised nearly $10,000 for DOGNY, the American Kennel Club's charitable program that supports professional and volunteer canine search and rescue organizations in the United States through the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund.

"The Dogs in Art brunch offers a rare opportunity for people to appreciate sporting art in the company of dogs," said Daphna Straus, Project Manager of DOGNY. "We were honored that Doyle New York chose DOGNY as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the event. The terrific turn-out of the media and the record number of attendees says a lot about the public's support of what AKC is doing to uphold canine search and rescue efforts nationwide."

The festivities at Doyle New York continue with Highlights from the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, a free slide lecture by museum Executive Director, Barbara Jedda McNab on Monday, February 9 at 6 pm, and the Dogs in Art auction on Tuesday, February 10 at 1pm.


Guests check out AKC literature before browsing the exhibit.


Guests check out AKC literature before browsing the exhibit.


Search and Rescue handler and 2003 ACE Award winner Rich Goodwin with SAR dog Keota.


A conoisseur contemplates the exhibit's canine statuary.


Charo the Chihuahua samples some of the brunch fare.


The education of a young Springer Spaniel.


Daisy and Olive Okas and friends enjoy the art together.


A Bernese Mountain Dog and friend enjoy a moment together away from the crowd.


A French bulldog observes a tribute to the breed on canvas.


Dogs and owners enjoy the Dogs In Art Brunch at Doyle New York.


Dogs and owners peruse the gallery.


Cindy Adams takes a break from book signing with her Yorkies.


L to R: Nina Shaefer, Charles Shaefer, John Lyons and Sharon Lyons.


AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung and Doyle's VP of Marketing and Media Louis Webre enjoy the Dogs in Art brunch.


Charo the Chihuahua enjoying the scene at Doyle.


Susan Sprung, Dr. Tom Davies and Charles Shaefer.


Doyle New York staff and guests enjoy the collection together.


A Chihhuahua sampling a scone