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May 2019 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands

(AKC Published 5/15/2019 - Rev 5/17/19) - 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.


NOTE: You must be an Insider Subscriber in order to view previous months/years suspensions to check on 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.

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:" Ms. Stephanie Archer (Clearwater, FL) (This name appeared on AKC's page in exactly this context)


...suspended Mr. Amos D. Schwartz (Princeton, MO) from all AKC privileges for five years and imposed a $1000 fine, effective February 8, 2019, for refusing to make his dogs and records available for inspection when requested. Reinstatement is contingent on passing an AKC kennel inspection. (Multiple Breeds)


See Previous Compiled 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions   ~  Instant Information on AKC's Improper Treatment

AKC Suspended - 10 Years


...suspended Ms. Nancy Ogle (Irene, SD) from all AKC privileges for ten years and imposed a $2000 fine, effective April 8, 2019, for refusing to make her dogs and records available for inspection when requested. Reinstatement is contingent on passing an AKC kennel inspection. (Multiple Breeds)


See Previous Compiled 10 Year Suspensions

AKC Suspended - 15 Year To Life


See Previous Compiled 15 Year to Life Sentences     ~     Instant Information on AKC's ii Cruelty Conviction

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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