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AKC SUSPENDED, penalty, fine, reason for suspension searchable records only at TheDogPress


September 2017 Suspensions


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


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 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. 


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.


We present only the current month of AKC Suspensions.  You must be an Insider Subscriber in order to go further back to see if someone you are about to buy a dog from, co-own with, admit to your club, etc. is or has ever been suspended by AKC.


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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 columnMr. Craig Eugene (Marengo, IL)


At its August 2017 meeting, the American Kennel Club Board of Directors suspended the judging privileges of Mr. George Boulton for a period two years eff August 8, 2017 and a fine of $2000 for conduct unbecoming an AKC Approved Judge for inappropriate contact, comments or conversations with exhibitors, including but not limited to sexual comments or sexual harassment.

     *Please Note that this notice is NOT in the actual August Board Minutes, it is only mentioned in the September Secretary's Page.  Also mentioned in Sept. Secretary's Report, that Mr. George D. Boulton Resigned.


Reference & Related Articles and Information on the AKC and Judge George Boulton:

AKC vs Boulton 1 - Trial    2 - The Defendant    3 - Banana Republic    AKC Double Prosecution


...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for one year and imposed a $1000 fine, for unacceptable conditions, dogs and/or facility: Eff. August 23, 2017 Mr. Michael Higgins (Cottrellville, MI) Norwegian Lundehund, Ms. Lynn Higgins (Cottrellville, MI) Multiple Breeds


...reprimanded Ms. Anne O’Reilly (Gettysburg, PA) for submitting an online dog registration application without written permission of the co-litter owners. (Basset Hound, Skye Terrier)


ii Instant Information on AKC's meaning of Improper Treatment


See Previous Compiled 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions

No AKC 10 Year Suspensions September 2017


See Previous Compiled 10 Year Suspensions

No AKC 15 Year To Lifetime Suspensions September 2017


See Previous Compiled 15 Year to Life Sentences


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


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