Museum will close at 2:30pm with final admission at 2:00pm on Saturday November 19th for our International Hall of Fame Celebration.

Dogs and Aviators

Dogs are “man’s best friend,”and have been so for thousands of years. Of all the domesticated animals, dogs have served as our protectors, helpers, lifesavers, and companions, and most likely it is because of traits like these, that their breed names have been applied to plenty of aircraft – Beagle, Bulldog, Husky, Terrier. We have a symbiotic relationship with our dogs; we rely, trust, and bond with them – just as we do with our beloved planes. It seems to be no wonder that dogs and aviators would go hand-in hand, which became apparent as photographs for this exhibit were scoured from the Library & Archives’ vast collections. This exhibit features dogs with aviators that, for the sake of fun, are presented in one of the seven classification groups of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club. We hope you enjoy exploring this exhibit as much as we enjoyed making it! 

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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