Canada's oldest regularly published monthly will print its last issue this year.

Canada's oldest regularly published monthly will print its last issue this year.

Dogs in Canada, founded in 1989, will cease print publication after its December 2011 issue; counterpart publication Dogs Annual will close with its 2012 edition.

Both magazines are produced by Apex Publishing, a subsidiary of the Canadian Kennel Club. Its board of directors decided to can the publication after determining there was "no reasonable expectation of profit," according to a Canadian Kennel Club news release.

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It continues:

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.

We're not sure if that's supposed to lessen the sting, or not. Either way, the board adds the Dogs in Canada brand will continue to have a strong web presence — it won the inaugural website of the year at the National Magazine Awards in 2010.