AKC SUSPENDED PRIVILEGES
June 2019 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands
(AKC Published 6/17/2019) - 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. Bethany Pearson (Elko New Market, MN)
Mr. Aaron Goldfinger (Saint James, NY) Action was taken by the York Kennel Club for conduct at its March 15, 2019 event. Mr. Goldfinger 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 three month event suspension and a $300 fine. (Multiple Breeds)
Mr. Mel Faust, Jr. (Amite, LA) Action was taken by the Sabine River Beagle Club for conduct at its March 24, 2019 event. Mr. Faust was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language directed personally to a judge. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a two month event suspension and a $100 fine. (Beagle)
Mr. Dan McCallum (Auburndale, FL) Action was taken by the Macon Kennel Club for conduct at its May 11, 2019 event. Mr. McCallum 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. (Bulldog, French Bulldog)
Ms. Susan Naffziger (Albany, IN) Action was taken by the Muncie Obedience Training Club for conduct at its May 11, 2019 event. Ms. Naffziger 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. (Multiple Breeds)
Ms. Jackie Rothenberg (East Liverpool, OH) Action was taken by the Trumbull County Kennel Club for conduct at its May 24, 2019 event. Ms. Rothenberg was charged with inappropriate public criticism of a judge, not disruptive, but demonstrating lack of sportsmanship. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set a penalty at a reprimand and a $50 fine. (Pug)
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
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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