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AKC SUSPENDED PRIVILEGES

October - November 2017 Suspensions

 

American Kennel Club suspensions; search by name, state, charges, penalty.  The first (1999) and ONLY compiled quick-find source is TheDogPress. 

 

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AKC reduced serious sentences by nearly 100% in 2009 as compared to previous years.  Jack Norton was Director of AKC Compliance for many years.  Wanda Forlines is the highly regarded current Director.

 

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Suspensions imposed by the AKC’s Management, Disciplinary Committee, and AKC Event Committees;

 

5 Years or Less Suspensions/Reprimands through September 2017

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:

 

November Secretary's Report 2017 - Ms. Ginnette Chicoine (Columbus, OH) and Mr. Mark Chicoine (Columbus, OH) Action was taken by the Beaver County Kennel Club for conduct at its August 5, 2017 event. Ms. Chicoine and Mr.  Chicoine were charged with improper treatment in connection with an event by individual. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three month suspension of all privileges and a $300 fine, effective August 16, 2017. (Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dogs)

 

Ms. Sara Jenkins (Pleasureville, KY) Action was taken by the Weimaraner Club of America for conduct at its August 25, 2017 event. Ms. Jenkins was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event by individual. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three month suspension of all privileges and a $300 fine, effective August 25, 2017. (Multiple Breeds)

 

Mr. Pete Hayes (Colfax, WI) Action was taken by the National Amateur Retriever Club for conduct at its June 24, 2017 event. Mr. Hayes was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a one month event suspension and a $500 fine, effective July 26, 2017. (Labrador Retriever)

 

Ms. Sarah Luther (Nunn, CO) Action was taken by the Blackhawk Kennel Club for conduct at its July 14, 2017 event. Ms. Luther 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. (Rottweiler)

 

Ms. Peggy Mignon (Alberta, Canada) Action was taken by the Olympic Kennel Club for conduct at its August 18, 2017 event. Ms. Mignon was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event by individual. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Great Dane, Ibizan Hound)

 

Mr. Zoltan Rudolf (High Point, NC) Action was taken by the Carolina Kennel Club for conduct at its August 20, 2017 event. Mr. Rudolf was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event by individual and inappropriate, abusive or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine.

 

Ms. Cynde Clark (Kingsport, TN) Action was taken by the Lawrenceville Kennel Club for conduct at its August 27, 2017 event. Ms. Clark was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event by individual. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Cardigan Welsh Corgi)

 

Ms. Ruth Tazelaar (Birmingham, MI) Action was taken by the Greater Toledo Obedience Training Club for conduct at its September 1, 2017 event. Ms. Tazelaar was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event by individual. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Shetland Sheepdog)

 

...reprimanded Ms. Pamela Noll (Austin, TX) for submitting six online dog registration applications from one litter, on behalf of the co-litter owner without written permission. (Greyhound, English Toy Spaniel)

 

...reprimanded Ms. Sheila Shreve (Valdosta, GA) for submitting an online litter registration application and causing to be submitted seven online dog registration applications, without written permission of the co-litter owner. (Golden Retriever)

 

...reprimanded Ms. Sandra Pond (Buxton, ME) for submitting an online litter registration application and causing to be submitted one online dog registration application, without written permission of the co-litter owner. (Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever)


November 2017 Board Of Directors Report:

 

Ms. Carola Adams (Noonan, Canada) Action was taken by the Cape Cod Kennel Club for conduct at its September 17, 2017 event. Ms. Adams was charged with disregard of published club regulations. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine.

 

...reprimanded Ms. Dawn Knight (Anthony, FL) for submitting an online litter registration application on behalf of the sire owner without written permission. (Doberman Pinscher, Chihuahua)

 

PENDING:

...suspended Ms. Margaret Graf (Newville, PA) from all AKC privileges for five years and imposed a $1000 fine, effective November 13, 2017, 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 (German Shepherd Dog, Chihuahua)

 

...suspended Mr. Adam Keith (Fincastle, VA) from AKC event privileges for two years and imposed a $2000 fine, effective November 13, 2017, for harassment and physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. (Beagle)

 

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

 

...suspended Mr. Thomas Growney (Milford, PA) from all AKC privileges for six months and imposed a $500 fine, effective November 13, 2017, for refusal to make his dogs and records available for inspection when requested. (Beagle)

 

Mr. Joe Karpen (Weaverville, NC) Action was taken by the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association for conduct at its September 22, 2017, event. Mr. Karpen 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.

 

PENDING REHEARING:

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.

 

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.

 

Mr. 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.

 

ii Instant Information on AKC's meaning of Improper Treatment

 

See Previous Compiled 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions


AKC 10 Year Suspensions ~ 2017

 

October Secretary's Report 2017 ...suspended Ms. Ellen Schreiner (Oak Grove, MO) from all AKC privileges for ten years and imposed a $2000 fine, effective August 7, 2017, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or to the best interests of The American Kennel Club based on her violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy. (American Eskimo Dog)

 

November Secretary's Report 2017 ...suspended Ms. Linda Crandall (Youngtown, AZ) from all AKC privileges for ten years and imposed a $2000 fine, effective October 9, 2017, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or to the best interests of The American Kennel Club based on her violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy. (Shih Tzu)

 

See Previous Compiled 10 Year Suspensions


AKC 15 Year To Lifetime Suspensions ~ 2017

 

October Secretary's Report 2017 Mr. Craig Eugene (Marengo, IL) Action was taken by the Southeastern Iowa Kennel Club for conduct at its July 8, 2017 event. Mr. Eugene was charged with neglect at or in connection with an event by individual. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at fifteen years suspension from all AKC privileges and a $5000 fine, effective July 9, 2017. (Multiple Breeds)

 

November Secretary's Report 2017 ...suspended Mr. Thomas Bensor (Elmora, PA) from all AKC privileges for fifteen years and imposed a $3000 fine, effective October 9, 2017, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or to the best interests of The American Kennel Club based on his violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy. (Multiple Breeds)


November 2017 Board Of Directors Report

 

See Previous Compiled 15 Year to Life Sentences

 

ii Instant Information on AKC's  meaning of a Cruelty Conviction

 

 

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