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AKC PRIVILEGES

July 2018 Suspensions

 

American Kennel Club suspensions; search by name, state, charges, or penalty.  This is the first (1999) and ONLY compiled source of AKC reprimands and suspensions on the internet. 

 

Looking for 83 year old legendary Miniature Schnauzer breeder Joan Huber officially suspended? Use the QUICK-FIND ii other "find" functions in windows ,other operating systems or mobile devices, (in Windows) to find a person by name, possible charges, penalty or other keyword: press Ctrl key and the letter F, then type in the name or keyword and click "find next".

 

Reversals, updates and inconsistencies which appeared in the AKC November 2017 Board Minutes were called to our attention by an alert subscriber. We contacted Gina Dinardo, AKC Executive Secretary who provided the corrections.

 

To that point, we were told by a former American Kennel Club Officer that our records are more complete, up-to-date, and searchable than AKC's own records. TheDogPress.com is not however responsible for errors or omissions as AKC corrections, changes or suspensions may change after the fact. If you have any questions, please contact the American Kennel Club.

 

We present only the current month of AKC Suspensions. If you do not find the person you are looking for in this month, see previous "compiled" links below.

 

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Suspensions imposed by the AKC’s Management, Disciplinary Committee, and 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(s) stand 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: Ms. Cathy Milachek (Centennial, CO) | Mr. Michael Sullivan (Littleton, CO) | Ms. Sioux Forsyth-Green (Pinehurst, NC) | Ms. Suzanne Wilson (Riverside, CA)

 

Published July 2018 Secretary's Report: At its May 2018 meeting (not in "published" May Board Minutes), the American Kennel Club Board of Directors suspended the judging privileges of Mr. Robert Alan Portnoy for a period of five (5) years effective May 8, 2018 and a fine of $2000.00 for conduct unbecoming of an AKC approved Judge for failure to follow procedures, rules and guidelines; rudeness/demeanor; unsportsmanlike conduct toward AKC Officials and Club Officials; and failure to respond to an AKC inquiry.

 

Ms. Shana Witbeck (Vernal, UT) Action was taken by the Grand Valley Kennel Club for 8 at its September 29, 2017 event. Ms. Witbeck was charged with neglect at or in connection with an event and whelping dogs at an event site. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a one year suspension from all AKC privileges and a $3000 fine. (Miniature American Shepherd)

 

Mr. Daniel Amorine (Arnold, MO) Action was taken by the AKC SPO National Championship for conduct at its April 14, 2018 event. Mr. Amorine was charged with physical abuse at or in connection with an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a one year suspension from all AKC privileges and a $1000 fine. (Beagle)

 

The Board reviewed a request from Mr. William Petrovish. Mr. Petrovish requested reinstatement of his privileges pursuant to Article XV, Section 7 of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club, Inc. Mr. William Petrovish was suspended from all AKC privileges for one year and fined $1000 due to a charge of improper treatment of a dog in connection with an event. The Staff Committee recommends that it be denied after reviewing his request. Following a motion by Mr. Carota, seconded by Mr. Tatro, (unanimously; absent Mr. Wooding) the Board VOTED in support of the staff recommendation.

If you're not an Insider Subscriber click here to SubscribeInsider Information Mr. William “Bill” Petrovish suspension.

 

Mr. John Malone (Bolton, CT) Action was taken by the Tartan Gordon Setter Club, Inc. for conduct at its April 14, 2018 event. Mr. Malone was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language directed personally to a judge, inappropriate, abusive or foul language, and disruptive behavior at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a six-month suspension from AKC event privileges and a $250 fine. (Pointer)

 

Mr. Thomas Mulcahey (Brick, NJ) Action was taken by the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club for conduct at its May 6, 2018 event. Mr. Mulcahey was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language directed personally to a judge, public criticism of a judge that causes a disruption at an event, and failure to follow a judge’s instruction. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a six-month suspension from AKC event privileges and a $500 fine. (Border Collie, Boxer)

 

Mr. Austin Morgan (Buckley, WA) Action was taken by the Southern Colorado Kennel Club for conduct at its November 10, 2017 event. Mr. Morgan was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language and disruptive behavior at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three-month suspension from AKC event privileges and a $500 fine. (Doberman Pinscher)

 

Mr. Thomas Haviland (Lynwood, WA) Action was taken by the Puget Sound Earthdog Club for conduct at its April 28, 2018 event. Mr. Haviland was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language, improper treatment in connection with an event, and disruptive behavior at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three-month suspension from all AKC privileges and a $300 fine. (Dachshund)

 

Ms. Nadine Todd (Bayville, NJ) Action was taken by the Plainfield Kennel Club for conduct at its May 28, 2018 event. Ms. Todd was charged with disruptive behavior at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three-month suspension from AKC event privileges and a $300 fine. (Weimaraner)

 

Ms. Dianne Marshall (Fairbanks, AK) Action was taken by the Tanana Valley Kennel Club for conduct at its April 6, 2018 event. Ms. Marshall 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. (Border Collie, All American Dog)

 

Ms. Denise Dang (Oklahoma City, OK) Action was taken by the Rio Grande Kennel Club for conduct at its May 13, 2018 event. Ms. Dang was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Multiple Breeds)

 

Mr. Seth Simpson (Kuna, ID) Action was taken by the Treasure Valley Hunting Retriever Club for conduct at its May 19, 2018 event. Mr. Simpson was charged with failure to follow a judge’s instruction and disregard of published club regulations. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Labrador Retriever)

 

See Previous Compiled 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions   ~  Instant Information on AKC's Improper Treatment


August 2018 courtesy Gina Dinardo, AKC Executive Secretary, resolutions/pending below from: Nov. 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting

 

Ms. Laurie Persky (Freehold, NJ) Action was taken by the Sussex Hills Kennel Club for conduct at its September 3, 2017, event. Ms. Persky was charged with failure to properly control a dog at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and determined that a serious procedural error occurred in the handling of the matter. Specifically, no actual hearing was held. Due to this serious procedural error, the Staff Committee nullified the Event Committee’s action and remanded the matter back to the Event Committee for a rehearing to occur.

     Resolution: August 2018: Ms. Laurie Persky (Freehold, NJ) FINALIZED NOTICE will appear in the upcoming August 2018 Secretary’s Page.

 

Ms. Jeannine DePalma (Wilson, NY) Action was taken by the Western Lakes Training Club of Buffalo for conduct at its September 10, 2017 event. Ms. DePalma was charged with failure to properly control a dog at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and determined that serious procedural errors occurred in the handling of the matter. Specifically, three Event Committee members also testified as witnesses, and no witnesses testified in person at the hearing. Due to these serious procedural errors, the Staff Committee nullified the Event Committee’s action and remanded the matter back to the Event Committee for a rehearing to occur.

     Resolution: August 2018: Ms. Jeannine DePalma (Wilson, NY) No charges upheld against her.

 

Ms. Deanna Brown (Carthage, MO) Action was taken by the St. Croix Valley Kennel Club for conduct at its September 21, 2017, event. Ms. Brown was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and determined that serious procedural errors occurred in the handling of the matter. Specifically, no one testified in person at the hearing. Written statements were used as testimony, which resulted in no sworn testimony being provided. Due to these serious procedural errors, the Staff Committee nullified the Event Committee’s action and remanded the matter back to the Event Committee for a rehearing to occur.

Resolution: February 2018 Secretaries Report: Ms. Deanna Brown (Carthage, MO) Action was taken by the St. Croix Valley Kennel Club for conduct at its August 26, 2017 event. Ms. Brown was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three month event suspension and a $1000 fine, effective December 1, 2017. (Whippet)


AKC Suspended - 10 Years

 

Joan Huber (See Additional Huber Coverage/Subscribers Comments and Animal Rights Can Happen To You)  Green Lane, PA, was found guilty of eight counts of Cruelty to Animals: Cropping, trimming, cutting off dog ears; in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Consistent with the guidelines established by the Board of The American Kennel Club, Ms. Huber was suspended for ten years, effective April 9, 2018 and fined $2,000. Ms. Huber appealed this decision. The Appeals Committee upheld the decision and determined that Ms. Huber’s conduct was prejudicial to the Sport of Purebred Dogs.

 

See Previous Compiled 10 Year Suspensions


AKC Suspended - 15 Year To Life

See Previous Compiled 15 Year to Life Sentences     ~     Instant Information on AKC's ii Cruelty Conviction


 

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