AKC SUSPENDED PRIVILEGES
November 2019 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands
(AKC Published 11/15/2019) - 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) Mr. Scott Boyd (Cherry Valley, IL), Ms. Michelle Cohen (Easton, MD), Ms. Loren Marino (Toms River, NJ), Mr. Brad Slaybaugh (Colonial Heights, VA)
...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. Jan 7, 2019 Mr. Damon Pratt (South Bend, IN) Multiple Breeds, Ms. Sarah Zimmerman (South Bend, IN) Multiple Breeds
Eff. Feb 8, 2019 Ms. Rachel Raker Schaeffer Pensyl (Hyndman, PA) Mutliple Breeds
Eff. Apr 7, 2019 Mr. Curtis Roger Hillegas (Buffalo Mills, PA) Multiple Breeds
Eff May 13, 2019 Mr. Philip Savva (Killingworth, CT) Airedale Terrier, Dogue de Bourdeaux
Eff. Oct 15, 2019: Ms. Terri Russell (Columbus, OH) Multiple Breeds, Mr. Ervin Weaver (Orrville, OH) Akitas, Rat Terriers
...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for three years and imposed a $1,000 fine, for creation, falsification or alteration of an official AKC document: Eff. Oct 15, 2019: Ms. Judith Kelly (E Longmeadow, MA) Akitas, Ms. Suzanne Newman (Kalispell, MT) Collies
...suspended Ms. Emma Stephenson (Beaver Falls, PA) from AKC privileges for three years and imposed a $500 fine, effective October 15, 2019, for submitting a false application to register or transfer, which affects the Stud Book. (Dachshunds)
...suspended Ms. Rachel Edwards (Olympia, WA) from event privileges for two years and imposed a $2000 fine, effective September 4, 2018, for entering and/or exhibiting a permanently altered dog. (Great Dane)
...suspended Ms. Shannon Edwards (Kennewick, WA) from event privileges for two year and imposed a $2000 fine, effective September 4, 2018, for entering and/or exhibiting a permanently altered dog. (Great Dane)
Note: Are the above names related to Katie Edwards and penalized based on suspension below?
October Secretaries Report - On April 30, 2019, the Northwest Trial Board of The American Kennel Club heard charges against Ms. Katie Edwards, Colville, WA, for entering and/or exhibiting a permanently altered dog (spay-permanent alteration). The Trial Board sustained the charges and suspended Ms. Edwards from AKC event privileges for two years and imposed a $2000 fine, effective June 3, 2019. On August 5, 2019, the Appeal Trial Board of The American Kennel Club reviewed and sustained the decisions of the Northwest Trial Board regarding the suspension and fine imposed against Ms. Edwards. Related Article: Do Dog Club Directors Have Too Much Power?
...suspended Ms. Carol Terry (Weeki Wachee, FL) from event privileges for one year and imposed a $1,000 fine, effective October 15, 2019, for entering/exhibiting dogs that the entrant known or should have known is ineligible to compete in the event. (West Highland White Terrier)
Ms. Linda Berger (Pekin, IL) Action was taken by the Stone City Kennel Club for conduct at its October 6, 2019 event. Ms. Berger was charged with neglect at or in connection with an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a six-month suspension and a $1000 fine. (Cocker Spaniel)
...suspended Ms. Ann Grady (Albany, OH) from AKC privileges for six months and imposed a $500 fine, effective April 2, 2019, for non-compliance with AKC Rules & Regulations on record keeping and identification. (Bulldog)
...suspended Ms. Julie Sansone (Arcade, NY) from registration privileges for six months and imposed a $500 fine, effective October 15, 2019, for submitting a litter registration application, lease and letter associated with a litter containing a false certification as to the signature of one of the owners. (Rottweilers)
...suspended Mr. Johnny Wiles (Abbeville, SC) from all AKC privileges for three months and imposed a $100 fine, effective October 15, 2019, for harassment, written or verbal. (Multiple Breeds)
Mr. Robert Walker (Roseville, MN) Action was taken by the Hennepin County Amateur Retriever Club for conduct at its September 13, 2019 event. Mr. Walker 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. (Labrador Retriever)
Ms. Jennifer Rangel (Lompoc, CA) Action was taken by the Greeley Kennel Club for conduct at its August 18, 2019 event. Ms. Rangel was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and $100 fine for the offense inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. (Multiple Breeds)
Ms. Karin Trevino (Melissa, TX) Action was taken by the Longview Kennel Club for conduct at its July 28, 2019 event. Ms. Trevino 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. (St. Bernard)
...reprimanded the following individuals for Signing AKC documents, on behalf of others without a Power of Attorney form on file with AKC: Eff. Oct 15, 2019: Ms. Leslie Sprando (Statesboro, GA) Border Terrier, Ms. Monica Stensby (Winchester, TN) Multiple Breeds
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. Feb. 8, 2018 Ms. Deborah Hosler (Petersburg, MI) Siberian Husky, Mastiff, Mr. Thomas Brooks (Chesterfield, VA) Newfoundland
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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