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Since its inception in 1934, the AKC Library & Archives has been one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive libraries devoted to dogs. Currently, portions of the library collection can be viewed by the public at the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City. However, some especially rare volumes are preserved in a climate-controlled environment within the AKC offices five stories up at 101 Park Avenue. Assistant librarian Joshua Coty recently spoke with Fox 5 New York about some of the more intriguing items in the collection, from an 1881 dog breed history book to a 1940 version of the iconic Lassie, to a fictitious novel of crime and murder.

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