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Duane Doll - A Dog Show Magazine Icon

the effect is that the dog world will never be the same...

DUANE CLARK DOLL 1/17/1939—7/19/2016

 

The world mourns the loss of a leader in the sport, a fancier of quality-bred animals from cattle to dogs. Duane was the other half of the first and best glossy show dog magazines, and of his partner Joe McGinnis.

 

07/25/2016 | TheDogPress.com

TheDogPress Staff

 

Duane and Joe launched a new era of full color glossy single breed magazines unmatched even today. Their all-breed publication ShowSight, was exactly that, insight into all breeds, a publication free of jabs, and an uplifting tribute to the sport. There is nothing I can add to the announcement below except my deep gratitude for the privilege of being a part of ShowSight.

 

From Joe McGinnis –

It is with deepest grief I report the death of my partner of 38 years, Duane Doll, due to complications from lung cancer/COPD.

 

Born in Cedar Vale, Kansas, Duane was a lifelong animal lover with great success as a purebred cattle hobby breeder/exhibitor and even more as a breeder/exhibitor of purebred dogs. Duane’s philanthropic efforts are well known, as was his caring and generous nature with the people whose lives he touched.

 

His crowning achievement in his own estimation was co-founding Doll-McGinnis Publications, and his pride in the dog magazines the company produces knew no bounds. At the age of 77 years Duane continued to operate as CEO/CFO of the company, a job he relished and did to perfection.

 

Duane is survived by his spouse, Joseph Neil McGinnis, his sister-in-law Marilyn Doll of Independence, Kansas, nephews and nieces and grand-nephews and grand-nieces. He will also be sorely missed by the entire purebred dog community in the United States and around the world.

 

Duane will be interred in Winfield, Kansas, near his parents and not far from the Caney Valley Farms that as a child he proudly called home. A memorial service/celebration will be held later this year in his adopted town of Lakeland, Florida.

 

In lieu of flowers, Duane and Joe would appreciate that anyone wishing to make a gesture would do so to TAKE THE LEAD at www.takethelead.org.

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