At the regular September Board Meeting on Sunday, September 18, 2011 the Canadian Kennel Club Board of Directors was notified by the Apex Publishing Board of Directors that after months of consideration, it has been determined that there is no reasonable expectation of profit for Apex Publishing.
As a result, it has become necessary to close the publishing arm of the Canadian Kennel Club and to reduce the financial burden upon the parent company. The 2012 Dogs Annual and the December 2011 issue of Dogs in Canada Magazine will be the final issues to be published. This decision has come after many months of consideration and evaluation of the financial circumstances currently impacting Apex Publishing, the Canadian Kennel Club, the publishing industry in general and in particular, the hard copy production of periodical journals in Canada.
The decision to discontinue the monthly publication of Dogs in Canada Magazine and the Dogs Annual is solely financial and does not in any way reflect negatively on the dedicated contributions and professional services of Apex staff and their award-winning history in the production of the premier Canadian canine publication. Dogs in Canada Magazine has, for over a century, in various formats, served the dog fancy and has been a consistent, reliable source of information supporting responsible and informed dog ownership.
It is anticipated that the well-known Dogs in Canada brand will continue to have a strong web-based CKC presence and continue to provide a major on-line information source for the fancy, as well as for the pet-owning public.