Dogs in Canada

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The cover of the June 2005 edition of Dogs in Canada

Dogs in Canada was a monthly magazine, which included 12 monthly issues along with an annual edition, typically released in mid-November. This publication founded in 1889 was Canada's oldest continually-published magazine.[1] It was started as a newsletter for the CKC Canadian Kennel Club, and is owned by Apex Publishing Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The CKC.[2] The magazine features articles about dogs, and though it originally focused purely on Pedigree dogs and dog shows, it has evolved to become a more general interest dog magazine.

This change in tone has not been without controversy,[3] especially because a subscription was previously included in the price of membership of the CKC, and some CKC members believed that if the price of subscription was included in the fee, than the magazine should focus solely on purebred dogs. Then, the magazine was a CKC member benefit and members who did not like the more mainstream content can elect not to receive the magazine. However, with some changes in editorial staff, the magazine appeared to have bowed to pressure from the CKC, and the its focus returned to promoting the interests of pedigree breeders generally, and CKC members in particular.

The December 2011 edition and the 2012 annual were the final publication of Dogs in Canada following a decision[4] by the Canadian Kennel Club to close its publishing arm, Apex Publishing.[5] The closure followed a report by Apex that there was no reasonable expectation of profit from the publication.

Columns & Departments[edit]

  • Nutrition
  • Citizen canine
  • Behaviour
  • Brushing up
  • Health basics
  • Barks
  • Breedlines
  • Feedback - Letters to the editor

Features focus[edit]

  • Health
  • Animal welfare
  • Sporting activities
  • Human-animal bond
  • Travel
  • Lifestyle
  • Training & behaviour
  • Breeding
  • History & the arts


  1. ^ "Magazine". Dogs in Canada. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  2. ^ About us
  3. ^ Canadian Magazines blog, 20 September 2011
  4. ^ Canadian Kennel Club, 19 September 2011
  5. ^ "Dogs in Canada magazine and its annual". Canadian Mags. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 

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