AKC SUSPENDED PRIVILEGES
December 2019 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands
(AKC Published 12/17/2019) - click here for most recent AKC Board Minutes
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.
We were told by a former American Kennel Club Officer that our records are more complete and searchable than AKC's own records, given that we were the first be be "online." TheDogPress.com is not however responsible for errors or omissions because the AKC Secretary can make corrections or changes after a person has been suspended. If you have any questions, please contact the American Kennel Club.
This is only the current list of AKC Suspensions. If you do not find the person you are looking for in this month's listing, see previous "compiled" links below. To QUICK-FIND a person by name, charges, penalty or keyword, on a computer press Ctrl key and the letter F, then type in the name or keyword. On mobile devices see ii "find" functions for your "find" command.
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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 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. Jill Baum (Tempe, AZ) | Mr. Scott Brown (Elyria, OH) | Mr. Carlos Carrizo (Alta Loma, CA) | Ms. Stephanie Lindeman (Indianapolis, IN)
...suspended the following individuals for five years and imposed a $2,000 fine, for refusal to make their dogs and records available for inspection when requested: Eff. Nov. 11, 2019 Ms. Brenda Randolph & Mr. Jon Randolph (Stanton, MI) Multiple Breeds
...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. Oct. 15, 2019 Ms. Amy Blair (Spring Hill, FL) Miniature Schnauzers | Mr. Bill Blair (Spring Hill, FL) Miniature Schnauzers | Mr. Joseph Brackman (Fort Recovery, OH) Newfoundlands | Ms. Amanda Burt (Miami, OK) Golden Retrievers | Mr. Elias Burt (Miami, OK) Golden Retrievers | Ms. Gale Wagner (Ridgway, VA) Multiple Breeds
Eff. Nov. 11, 2019: Ms. Charlotte Mason (Alliance, OH) Siberian Huskies | Mr. Austin Perigo (Ottawa, KS) Labrador Retrievers | Mr. Robby Snyder (Buffalo Mills, PA) Multiple Breeds | Ms. Pam Wilson (Gallatin, MO) French Bulldogs
Oct. 23, 2019, the Northeast Trial Board of The American Kennel Club heard charges against Ms. Loren Marino, (Toms River, NJ) for harassment, verbal or written. The Trial Board sustained the charges and suspended Ms. Marino from all AKC privileges for two years and imposed a $2000 fine, effective October 30, 2019.
...suspended Mr. Danny Allen (Cillicothe, OH) from AKC privileges for six months and imposed a $500 fine, eff. Nov. 11, 2019, for non-compliance with AKC Rules & Regulations on record keeping and identification. (Multiple Breeds)
...suspended Mr. Billy Huntington (Hernando, FL) from event privileges for three months and imposed a $1000 fine, effective November 11, 2019, for disregard of published club regulations. (Smooth Fox Terrier)
...suspended Ms. Jennifer Newton (Altamonte Springs, FL) from event privileges for three months and imposed a $1000 fine, effective November 11, 2019, for disregard of published club regulations. (Chihuahua, Whippet)
...suspended Ms. Denise Mangold (Coatesville, PA) from registration privileges for three months and imposed a $500 fine, effective October 15, 2019, for submitting an online transfer on behalf of the co-owners without written permission. (Doberman Pinscher)
Ms. Michelle Cohen (Easton, MD) Action was taken by the Carroll Kennel Club for conduct at its October 26, 2019 event. Ms. Cohen 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. (Leonberger)
Ms. Nancy Field (Sequim, WA) Action was taken by the Cascade English Cocker Spaniel Fanciers for conduct at its November 9, 2019 event. Ms. Field was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand at a $100 fine. (Dachshund)
Ms. Denise Marden (Manalapan, NJ) Action was taken by the Somerset Hills Kennel Club for conduct at its September 6, 2019 event. Ms. Marden was charged with disruptive behavior at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Dalmatian)
See Previous Compiled 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions ~ Instant Information on AKC's Improper Treatment
AKC Suspended - 10 Years
...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for ten years and imposed a $2000 fine, 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:
Eff. Oct. 15, 2019 Ms. Heather Cramer (Statesboro, GA) Bloodhounds, Bulldogs | Katharine Dokken (Marshall, VA) Poodles | Ms. Christina Fay (Wolfeboro, NH) Great Danes | Ms. Sandie Melson Lee (McDonough, GA) Boxer
Eff. Nov. 11, 2019 Mr. Kevin Gould (Fort Jervis, NY) Rottweilers | Ms. Rebecca Phillips (Campbellsville, KY) Multiple Breeds | Ms. Bernice Robertson (Painesville, OH) Cocker Spaniels
AKC Suspended - 15 Year To Life
October 2019 meeting, the American Kennel Club Board of Directors imposed a lifetime suspension of Mr. Owens’ judging privileges and a fine of $5000.00, effective immediately, for falsification of the official show records of the American Kennel Club to misrepresent his judging qualifications and experience. *NOTE: Not in October Minutes, nor is his full name and state published in the Secretary's Report
...suspended Ms. Louise Gutierrez (Saint Anne, IL) from all AKC privileges for lifetime and imposed a $10,000 fine, effective November 11, 2019, 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.
Article XII Complaint filed by Cress and Sheaffer Against the American Boerboel Club - The Board reviewed a complaint submitted by Anita Cress “Cress” and Bob Sheaffer “Sheaffer” against the American Boerboel Club “ABC” on May 3, 2018, in accordance with Section 1, Article XII of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club. The Board of Directors VOTED to deny jurisdiction of Cress and Sheaffer’s complaint.
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