Dog Fancy

Dog World was first published in 1916, lasting almost 100 years.  Those who appreciated this magazine may be disappointed to find out the publication ceased this fall.  Subscribers (such as the library) to Dog World are already receiving Dog Fancy, another publication by Bowtie, Inc., as a replacement.

The December copy of Dog Fancy is on the shelf in the magazine room for you to review. You’ll see tips such as how to keep your dog happy and safe during the holiday season, including a list of websites with helpful info to make traveling with your pet easier. Advances in canine cancer research are featured, and the breed profiles this month–including beautiful photos–are the Bernese Mountain dog, the Alaskan Malamute, and the Redbone Coonhound.   If you’re searching for a specific breed or breeder, check out the lengthy dog breeder directory toward the back of the magazine.

When you have a minute take a look at Dog Fancy the next time you’re in the library and see what you think. Back issues of magazines (a few older issues of Dog World are still on the shelf) may be checked out for seven days.  It’s a perfect opportunity to save money and still enjoy the magazines you don’t want to subscribe to.  And remember the Pets Neighborhood where you can explore books about specific dog breeds, find out how to effectively train your puppy, and learn more about what you can do to maintain your senior dog’s health.

Kimberly Sain

As a Public Services Specialist, in addition to Reference work I promote the Travel, Pets, and Lawn & Garden Neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. My interests include exploring new travel destinations, National Parks, Alaska, hiking trails in Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas, birding, Sandhill crane migration, Monarch waystations, Kansas native plants, citizen science activities, volunteer work as a certified Kansas Master Naturalist, and reading essays about the natural environment. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.