The Dog Days of Summer Covers

The Dog Days of Summer Covers It's the Dog Days of Summer, that hot time of year when, according to one 19th century writer, "the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid." And while there's some debate about when exactly the dog days occur (July 24-August 24 for the Ancient Romans, July 3-August 11 according to The Farmer's Almanac), we think it's a good time to look at magazine covers featuring dogs. Here are some of our favorites.

Send us your favorite dog magazine covers and we'll add them to this collection, but please, don't send us the National Lampoon "Buy This Magazine or We'll Shoot This Dog" cover!

(Above): Life, November 3, 1927. Illustration by Will Rannells.

Riverfront Times, October 2, 2008. Art director: Tom Carlson.

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Time, February 27, 1928.

The New Yorker, December 8, 2008. Illustration: Barry Blitt.

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The Sketch, March 1935. Mrs. Ernest (Wallis) Simpson later gained fame by marrying King Edward VIII of England.

Field & Stream, February 1935.

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Time, August 16, 2010. Art director: D.W. Pine, photographer: Finlay Mackay.

See a collection of 20 great dog magazine covers here.

Special thanks to Linda Eckstein of All My Eyes for the dog covers suggestion.

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  • Christian Jensen

    I wish my pup would wear a fedora and hold a pipe in his mouth

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