K9 Magazine is a British dog magazine published by K9 Media Ltd. It is a lifestyle magazine featuring a wide range of dog ownership topics including advice on everything from dog training to dog diet advice as well as interviews with well known dog lovers and insightful features on the broadest range of canine topics.
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K9 Magazine Published Issues to Date:
K9 Magazine’s ‘first issue was published in August 2001. It featured a Labrador puppy on the cover and carried the strap-line ‘Bred to be different’.
Issue two featured a picture of a West Highland Terrier and sported a Union Flag background. It was tagged ‘The Crufts issue’ as it was distributed at Crufts dog show.
Issue three featured a Jack Russell Terrier on the cover and was dubbed ‘The Puppy Special’ as it contained a large array of features aimed specifically at puppy owners and people considering purchasing a new dog.
Issue four featured a cat and dog on its cover and was the first (and to date, last) time the publication mixed canine and feline content.
Issue five featured a Yorkshire Terrier on the cover and featured a new design style.
Issue six saw the publication carrying a new strapline “The Lifestyle Magazine for Dog Lovers” a motto that the title still carries. This issue carried an interview with glamour model Jordan and celebrity ghost hunter Derek Achorah, from Living TV.
Issue seven saw the magazine’s biggest image change to date as, for the first time, it featured a person and dog on the cover. The person was singer/songwriter Anouska de Georgiou along with her Great Dane. This image change reflected the altered direction of the magazine editorially as it took its first steps to becoming a recognised lifestyle title for dog lovers rather than a specialist dog magazine.
Issue eight featured Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter and her dog on the cover and carried editorial about relocating with dogs and the controversial subject of theDangerous Dogs Act.
Issue nine contained a lead feature entitled ‘The 100 Greatest Dog Training Tips’ and carried a cover adorned by Isabella Hervey and her dog Cleo. Editorially, this issue contained articles on booster injections, holidaying with dogs and how to have a dog friendly garden.
Issue ten was a bold orange affair and carried a cover featuring model Charlotte Dutton and her two Bearded Collies.
Issue eleven carried a cover and interview with model and lingerie entrepreneur Caprice. Editorial highlights were an interview with hair care magnate Vidal Sassoon and a focus on the practice of deliberate cross breeding to produce so-called ‘designer dogs’.
Issue twelve came with a metallic fade cover behind an image of actress/model/singer/dancer Carmen Electra.
Issue thirteen was a departure from its trend of boasting celebrity fronted covers. This issue carried a cover of a young woman wearing a straw hat along with a strikingly blue-eyed dog. For extra trivia, the reason this issue did not feature a celebrity was due to the proposed celebrity interview falling through at very late notice with a female singer who has since been featured on another dog publication in another country.
To make up for the disappointment of having no ‘name’ on the cover of the previous issue, K9 Magazine pulled off a major scoop by landing a world exclusive interview with music, Mariah Carey. Mariah and her dog Jack, were on the cover of Issue fourteen and was comfortably the most publicised of any edition to date. Excerpts from Mariah’s interview with K9 Magazine made their way into lots of other media outlets around the world including Hello Magazine in America.
Issue fifteen carried a front cover adorned by Kristanna Loken, an actress and former model who’s credits include the films Terminator 3 and Bloodrayne. Editorially, this edition carried a feature on ‘The 100 Greatest Doggy Things’ of 2005 as well as an interview with former Guns N’ Roses and current Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum.
Issue sixteen sported a front page featuring American actress Charisma Carpenter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel fame, with her Golden Retriever. Editorially the magazine contained features on Bloat, the future of Crufts dog show, the most controversial incidents to affect the canine world plus the cult of the ‘designer dog’ and an in depth look at The Briard and dogs who have saved people.
Issue seventeen featured Star Trek actress Jolene Blalock on its cover. Features of note included a detailed history of the dog, tracing the world’s most popular pet back to its wolf roots. Other editorial included a guide on 42 guaranteed ways to keep a dog happy, an interview with Martina Navratilova, advice on puppy behaviour conditioning and an examination of why many successful leaders have chosen to rely on dogs.
Model, TV personality and owner of several dogs Jodie Marsh made the cover of issue eighteen one of the most interesting to date. Jodie’s cover shoot was a featured as a segment on the hit channel 4 TV show ‘It’s Me or The Dog’ with Victoria Stilwell. This edition contained articles touching on everything from pedigree fraud, how to save a dog’s life in a poisoning emergency, which was the best country to live in for dogs and part II in a puppy training series entitled ‘5 Activities Guaranteed to Keep Puppy Occupied’.
Around the same time as K9 Magazine’s nineteenth was published, the magazine itself featured prominently in the media as editor, Ryan O’Meara was called upon to pass comment in the wake of heightened media attention on dog attacks. In September 2006 a baby girl was killed by two Rottweiler guard dogs. K9 Magazine, having called for a dog ownership suitability test for some years, was keen to defend calls for breed specific legislation in favour of a more education rather than legislation driven initiative.
Issue 19 of K9 Magazine was fronted by ex-Emmerdale and Bad Girls actress Claire King. This issue also featured an interview with celebrity dog lover Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. Editorially the magazine’s highlights included a run down of the 50 greatest dog books, an in-depth look at the canine genome project and a profile of the 7 most influential dogs of all time.
K9 Magazine’s 20th edition asked whether dog owners in Britain were being made to feel more and more socially outcast in response to a spate of anti dog rulings by various local councils. The cover star was WWE female wrestling star Torrie Wilson and her dog Chloe. This issue also contained 7 tips for attaining better puppy behaviour as well as a the shocking story of a dog lover who paid to save a dog’s life only for the dog’s new owner to have her killed.
The 21st issue of K9 Magazine featured an interview with star of the Harry Potter films, Chris Rankin who spoke about his passion for pets as well as two interviews with dog loving stars of popular TV soap, Hollyoaks. The magazine also contained a revealing insight into a celebrity supported puppy farm. The controversial subjects didn’t stop there as the hot topic of how to punish a dog was debated in great detail by a variety of dog trainers and dog owners.
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Q) Is this online dog magazine owned or affiliated with K9 Magazine, the printed publication?
A) Yes it is. This site is owned and operated by K9 Magazine.
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A) We have a variety of editors and moderators on this site. K9 Magazine.com is edited by the same team who edit K9 Magazine the printed edition though.
Q) I would like to contribute regular material to Dog Magazine dot net. I am passionate about dogs and I’ve got some things I’d like to say to people. How do I become a contributor?
A) If you’ve got things to say about dogs then we want to give you the opportunity to say them. The best method to become an approved online dog magazine contributor is to start making regular comments on the stories and posts which appear here. We read them all and if you’re views are well put and you show an obvious passion for writing about canine subjects, then visit the write about dogs link on this site and submit your dog articles. We read every one.
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