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December 2020 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands

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AKC SUSPENDED INDEX: The first and ONLY compiled record of American Kennel Club charges, penalty, fines, suspension of AKC privileges, Trial Board appeals, only at TheDogPress.com

 

The American Kennel Club Secretary acknowledged that our records are more complete and searchable than AKC's own records. TheDogPress.com is not however responsible for errors, omissions, nor for any corrections AKC may make after a person has been suspended. If you have any questions regarding Suspended Records, contact the AKC Secretary.

 

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Suspensions imposed by the AKC’s Management, Disciplinary 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) Ms. Mallary Ross (Vancouver, WA), Mr. Eddie Macaya (Palm Bay, FL)

 

...suspended Mr. Hertly Andrus (Palmetto, LA) from event privileges for five years and imposed a $5,000 fine, effective December 22, 2020, for physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature and inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. (Beagles)

 

...suspended Mr. Chad Breaud (Livingston, LA & Gramercy, LA) from event privileges for five years and imposed a $1,000 fine, effective December 22, 2020, for physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature and inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. (Beagles)

 

...suspended Ms. Martha Guimond (Green Lane, PA) from all AKC privileges for five years and imposed a $1,000 fine, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or the best interests of the American Kennel Club based on her violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy. (Multiple Breeds)

 

...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for five years and imposed a $1,000 fine, for refusal to make their dogs and records available for inspection when requested: Eff. December 22, 2020: Ms. Kristin Claborn-Melton (Lawton, OK & Elgin, OK) Australian Shepherds, Miniature American Shepherds, Ms. Kelly McClintock (Muskogee, OK) Dachshunds, Ms. Helen Jane Powell (Cleveland, TN & Chattanooga, TN) Shih Tzus, Ms. Lissa Teague (Anderson, MO) Multiple Breeds

 

Ms. Deana Lemire (New Hudson, MI) Action was taken by the Lima Kennel Club for conduct at its November 14, 2020 event. Ms. Lemire was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language and physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature . The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the combined penalty at a three-month event suspension and a $500 fine. (Alaskan Malamutes)

 

Ms. Kimberly Stefanik (Milford, MI) Action was taken by the Lima Kennel Club for conduct at its November 14, 2020 event. Ms. Stefanik was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language and physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the combined penalty at a three-month event suspension and a $500 fine. (Multiple Breeds)

 

February 2021: Ms. Tabatha Buckley-Bettis (Milaca,MN). Action was taken by theOzarks Kennel Club for conduct at its November 8, 2020 event. Ms. Buckley-Bettis was charged with physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three-month event suspension and a $300 fine, Eff. November 8, 2020. Ms. Buckley-Bettis appealed the decision to an AKC Trial Board. The Trial Board denied her appeal. (Multiple Breeds)

 

Ms. Kimberly Lourier (Aurora, CO) Action was taken by the Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association for conduct at its November 20 & 21, 2020 events. Ms. Lourier was charged with impairing a club’s ability to retain site. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three month event suspension and a $100 fine.(Multiple Breeds)

 

Ms. Marcia Catlett (Eagle, ID) Action was taken by the Coeur d’Alene Dog Fanciers for conduct at its November 1, 2020 event. Ms. Catlett was charged with failure to properly control a dog at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $200 fine. (Great Danes)

 

... suspended Ms. Chris Bova (Paris, KY) from all AKC privileges for three months and imposed a $100 fine, effective December 22, 2020, for harassment, written. (Beagles, Rottweilers)

 

February 2021: Mr. Tony Roderick (Dighton, MA) Action was taken by the New England Beagle Club for conduct at its August 29, 2020 event, Eff. November 9, 2020. Mr. Roderick was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language directed personally at a judge. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a two-month event suspension and $200 fine. (Beagles)

 

Ms. Beverly Conroy (Newtown, PA) Action was taken by the Bald Eagle Kennel Club for conduct at its July 26, 2020 event. Ms. Conroy was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event and violation of AKC rules/regulations or club regulations. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the combined penalty as a reprimand and $100 fine. (Berger Picards)

 

Mr. Jay Lucas (Melfa, VA) Action was taken by the Women’s Field Trial Club for conduct at its October 24, 2020 event. Mr. Lucas was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Labrador Retrievers)

 

Previous 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions

 

AKC Suspended, 10 Years, no January - February 2021

 

See Previous Compiled 10 Year Suspensions

 

15 Year To Life Suspensions - January & February 2021

 

...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for life and imposed a $10,000 fine, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or the best interests of the American Kennel Club based on their violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy.: Eff. December 22, 2020: Ms. Linda Brown (Pocomoke City, MD) German Shepherd Dogs, Ms. Deborah Schultz (Mancelona, MI) German Shepherd Dogs, Ms. Larisa Solomon (Troy, OH) Poodles, Shih Tzus, Ms. Debra Ritter (Curryville, MO) Multiple Breeds, Mr. John Roberts (Hagerstown, MD) Multiple Breeds

 

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