Dog Fancy

Dog Fancy was a monthly magazine dedicated to dogs, owners of dogs, and breeders of dogs. It was founded in 1970 and was described by its publishing company, BowTie Inc., as "the world’s most widely read dog magazine".[1] BowTie Inc. also published its sister magazine Dog World, and Cat Fancy for cats and their owners.

Dog Fancy
Dog Fancy October 2010.jpg
October 2010 cover of Dog Fancy
Year founded1970
Final issueFebruary 2015 (2015-02)
CompanyBowTie Inc.
Based inIrvine, California

The editorial office was in Irvine, California, and the statement of ownership in the December 2009 issue says the paid circulation was 202,000 copies. In 2014, the circulation was reported as 149,088.[2]

In August 2008, it began publishing a quarterly double issue entitled Natural Dog on the flip side of Dog Fancy. In late 2014, new owners Lumina Media announced that the monthly magazines Cat Fancy and Dog Fancy would be combined with the Dogster and Catster website brands, alternating bimonthly issues of Catster and Dogster beginning in February 2015.[3] Dogster magazine and website were sold to Belvoir Media Group in April 2017.[4]

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  1. ^ BowTie Incorporated Archived October 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Circulation averages for the six months ended 6/30/2014". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2014. Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Reisman, Abraham (December 11, 2014). "Who Killed Cat Fancy?". Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Press Release: Belvoir Media Group acquires Catster and Dogster from Lumina Media LLC". The Fisher Company. April 25, 2017.

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