(AKC Published 5/15/2020) - click here for most recent AKC Board Minutes
The first (1999) and ONLY compiled source of AKC suspensions, penalties and reprimands.
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There were no American Kennel Club Disciplinary Actions In April
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Suspensions imposed by the AKC’s Management, Disciplinary Committee, or AKC Event Committees;
Suspended/Reprimands - 5 Years or Less
The American Kennel Club Secretary's page states the following statement:
"As a result of an Event Committee determination the following individual stands suspended of AKC privileges. It should be noted that this determination may still be appealed and may be reversed. Upon expiration of the appeal process, an appropriate notice describing the status of the individual’s suspension, if any, will appear in this column:" (names appeared on AKC's page in exactly this context)
...suspended the following individuals for five years and imposed a $1,000 fine, for refusal to make their dogs and records available for inspection when requested: Eff. April 15, 2020 - Ms. Melissa Campbell (Scurry, TX) Dachshunds - Mr. Randy Hamby (Terrell, TX) Multiple Breeds - Mr. Evan Howard (Sperry, OK) Multiple Breeds - Ms. Tammy Koch (McLouth, KS) Poodle - Ms. Sandra Kozlowski (Saint James, MO) Multiple Breeds - Ms. Deborah Miles (Kansas City, KS) Cocker Spaniels - Mr. Kory Tindall (Jefferson, WI) Basset Hounds - Mr. Jesse Trader (McLouth, KS) German Shepherd Dogs
...suspended Mr. Dennis Witzke (Sherman, CT) from event privileges for six months and imposed a $1,000 fine, effective April 15, 2020, for the physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. Additionally, the Committee determined Mr. Witzke is not allowed on event grounds for the duration of his suspension. (Multiple Breeds)
Ms. Brittany Beach (Auburn, AL) Action was taken by the Gulf Coast Sighthound Club for conduct at its December 29, 2019 event. Ms. Beach was charged with disruptive behavior at an event, inappropriate, abusive, or foul language and failure to properly control a dog at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the combined penalty at a three-month event suspension and a $500 fine. (Labrador Retriever)
Mr. Michael Rice (Galatia, IL) Action was taken by the Okaw Valley Beagle Club for conduct at its December 14, 2019 event. Mr. Rice was charged with public criticism of a judge causing a disruption at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three-month event suspension and a $300 fine. (Beagle)
AKC Suspended - 10 Years
No 10 year suspensions listed in May Secretary's Page
AKC Suspended - 15 Year To Life
...suspended Ms. Cherilyn Wilson (Napavine, WA) from all AKC privileges for a lifetime and imposed a $10,000 fine, effective January 15, 2020, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or to the best interests of The American Kennel Club based on their violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy. (Multiple Breeds)
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