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April 22, 2014
2013 Top Agility Dog Results Now Online
April 22, 2014
Grants of up to $30,000 for Canine Health Research Announced
April 21, 2014
Re-Publish for Comment: Proposed Breed Standard Amendments Re: The Basset Hound
April 15, 2014
CKC Seeks Volunteer Agility Course Design Evaluators
April 15, 2014
Available Priority Dates for Retriever Trial Clubs in Ontario
April 14, 2014
Changes to Breedsecure Program Benefit CKC Member Breeders
April 14, 2014
Summer Restrictions for Pet Travellers
April 14, 2014
2013 Results for Canada’s Top Field Dogs Now Online
April 09, 2014
March 2014 Board Meeting Synopsis Now Online
April 08, 2014
2013 Results for Canada's Top Obedience Dog Now Online
March 31, 2014
2013 Results for Canada’s Top Show Dogs are Now Available!
March 17, 2014
Great Effort as Karen Ramstead Takes on 2014 Iditarod Race
March 14, 2014
March 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Now Available Online
March 12, 2014
CKC Congratulates Colton O’Shea - Crufts World Junior Handling Champion
March 04, 2014
Members Can Now Vote Online for this year’s Election and Referendum
March 03, 2014
2014 CKC Annual General Meeting Agenda Now Online
February 26, 2014
Amendment to Quebec Regulation May Impact CKC Members
February 26, 2014
Publish for Comment Online: Clubs
February 14, 2014
2012 Top Agility Dog Results Now Available
February 13, 2014
Top 10 CKC-Registered Breeds Hold Steady for 2013
February 13, 2014
2013 National Open Springer Spaniel Field Trial Championship
February 13, 2014
Updated Judge’s Disqualification/Excusal Form
February 10, 2014
Breed Club and Breeder Booths Now Available for 2014 All About Pets Show
February 07, 2014
Publish for Comment Online: New Applicant Conformation Judge
February 07, 2014
Publish for Comment: Proposed Breed Standard Amendments Re: The American Cocker Spaniel
July 03, 2012
Dogs in Canada - Back in the Game!

In the glory days of niche publishing, it was common for just about any organization to produce a "trade publication" and provide it to their members. Yet, as the economy tightened and the growing cost of print publication became more difficult to absorb, magazines such as Dogs in Canada (DIC) were forced to rethink and redesign how they were to do business.

In the first 10 years of majority ownership of Apex Publishing, the CKC watched DIC grow. For a number of very successful years, DIC was an industry leader receiving awards from journalistic peers for both editorial and photographic work and was a leader in the market with the Dogs in Canada Annual.

As DIC gained recognition in Canada and internationally, it was concurrently becoming more costly to operate, publish and maintain our high standards of achievement. The magazine was also heavily subsidised by government grants and financially subsidised by the CKC in order to provide it as part of every CKC membership. As the unsustainable cost of production rose, the grants dwindled and it became inevitable that these circumstances would eventually force serious considerations to be undertaken. The financial impact upon the Canadian Kennel Club was weighing heavily and by September 2011, tough decisions had to be made by both the Apex and CKC Boards on the future of the magazine under the business model existing at the time.

A major regrouping has taken place since September 2011 and since January of 2012, both Apex and CKC Boards have reviewed the financial outcomes and considered how best to provide the "good things" we all associate with Dogs in Canada.

We are pleased to be in a position to have initiated a Request For Proposal (RFP) process and with great anticipation are seeking a qualified publishing partner "for production, advertising sales, editorial planning and development, design, print and circulation of the Canadian Kennel Club's Dogs in Canada magazine and Dogs Annual."

The initial and immediate rebuilding of the valuable Dogs in Canada brand has already occurred with the launch of a DIC blogsite at www.dogsincanada.com. This blogsite will be minimalist for the duration of 2012, but already has the Breeder Listings online, which are currently listed in the 2012 Dogs Annual. Top Dogs are back as well and the "unofficial" standings for Conformation have been posted and will be made official at the end of July, after a 30-day review period for point adjustment and verification. Obedience will follow next, then Agility and Field by the end of the summer! Along with these offerings, the blog site will be recalling some of the best of the past articles from the archives of Dogs in Canada magazine and Dogs Annual - and of course the Dog Blog!

It's exciting to be back and carry on the 40-year tradition of providing TOP DOG Awards to the Canadian dog fancy.

This new and manageable approach to the Dogs in Canada blogsite will be more timely, responsive and within the CKC reach and resources. It is intended to be a simplified approach for the duration of 2012 while we focus on plans and opportunities for 2013.

Follow along at www.dogsincanada.com as the long-standing tradition of Dogs in Canada moves with us into the future.

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