AKC SUSPENDED PRIVILEGES
November 2018 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands
(AKC Published 11/15/2018)
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(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:
...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for five years and imposed a $1000 fine for refusing to make their dogs and records available for inspection when requested: Eff October 8, 2018 - Ms. Linda Galan (Plymouth, CA) Multiple Breeds | Mr. Ernie Miller (New Haven, IN) Multiple Breeds
Ms. Denise Riley (Huntsville, MO) Action was taken by the Jesse James Kennel Club for conduct at its August 18, 2018 event. Ms. Riley was charged with neglect at or in connection with an event and unacceptable conditions dogs and/or facility. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a one year suspension of all AKC privileges and a $1000 fine. (Pug)
...suspended Ms. Chad Wolf (Atglen, PA) for six months and imposed a $500 fine, effective October 8, 2018, for refusing to make his dogs and records available for inspection when requested. (Multiple Breeds)
Ms. Tudor Wessels (New Market, AL) Action was taken by the North Georgia Kennel Club for conduct at its September 14, 2018 event. Ms. Wessels 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 Dane)
Ms. Joanne Brazeau (Rockaway, OR) Action was taken by the Richland Kennel Club for conduct at its September 28, 2018 event. Ms. Brazeau 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. (Mastiff)
Mr. Mitch Foust (Nampa, ID) Action was taken by the Bonneville Basin Kennel Association for conduct at its September 14-16, 2018 event. Mr. Foust 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. (Brittany, Irish Setter)
Ms. Lorene Wilson (Laguna Beach, CA) Action was taken by the Group IV Terrier Club of Salt Lake for conduct at its September 14, 2018 event. Ms. Wilson was charged with inappropriate public criticism of a judge, not disruptive, but demonstrating a lack of sportsmanship. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $50 fine. (Multiple Breeds)
...reprimanded Ms. Iza Kabuska (Rio, WV) for submitting a registration certificate of transfer on behalf of the co-owner without a Power of Attorney form on file. (Multiple Breeds)
See Previous Compiled 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions ~ Instant Information on AKC's Improper Treatment
AKC Suspended - 10 Years
AKC Suspended - 15 Year To Life
...suspended Ms. Debbie Benedict (Somerset, PA) from all AKC privileges for fifteen years and imposed a $3000 fine, effective October 13, 2018, 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. (Multiple Breeds)
COMPLIANCE (November Board Minutes re; Clare and Donna Harden Suspension - The Board of Directors reconsidered its October 2018 decision. Following a motion by Ms. Cruz, seconded by Ms. Biddle, the Board voted (affirmative: Dr. Battaglia, Ms. Biddle, Mr. Carota, Ms. Cruz, Dr. Davies, Ms. McAteer, Mr. Menaker, Mr. Sweetwood, against: Mr. Feeney, Mr. Powers, Mr. Tatro, Mrs. Wallin, Mr. Wooding) to rescind its October 2018 decision, leaving in place its original decision of an indefinite suspension of all AKC privileges.
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