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CURRENT AKC SUSPENSIONS

 

November 2021 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands

(AKC Published 11/15) click for the most recent published AKC Board Minutes

 

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Suspensions imposed by the AKC’s Management, Disciplinary or 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. Carlos Puig (Round Lake, IL), Sandra Bearce (Tremonton, UT),

 

... suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for five years and imposed a $1,000 fine, for refusing to make their dogs and records available for inspections when requested: Eff. October 12, 2021, Ms. Karen Buffalohead Langley, OK (Multiple Breeds) | Mr. Clarence Farrier Barneveld, NY (Poodles) | Ms. Deborah Schohn Export, PA (Dachshunds)

 

Ms. Sally Jensen (Elkader, IA) Action was taken by Des Moines Kennel Club for conduct at its September 11, 2021 event. Ms. Jenson was charged with neglect of a dog at or in connection with an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a three month suspension of all AKC privileges and imposed a $500 fine, effective September 11, 2021. (Labrador Retreivers)

 

Ms. Lisa Bettis (Gosen, IN) Action was taken by Berrien Kennel Club for conduct at its August 8, 2021 event. Ms. Bettis was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a three month suspension of all AKC privileges and $300 fine, effective September 15, 2021. (Multiple Breeds)

 

Ms. Tammy Bortz (Loudon, TN) Action was taken by Western Reserve Kennel Club for conduct at its August 29, 2021 event. Ms. Bortz was charged with disruptive behavior at an event and physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the combined penalty as a three month suspension of event privileges and a $300 fine, effective August 29, 2021. (Rottweilers)

 

Ms. Stephanie Lubbers (Morrow, OH) Action was taken by Western Reserve Kennel Club for conduct at its August 29, 2021 event. Ms. Lubbers was charged with disruptive behavior at an event and physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the combined penalty as a three month suspension of event privileges and a $300 fine, effective August 29, 2021. (Rottweilers, French Bulldogs)

 

Mr. Luis Ortiz (Clermont, FL) Action was taken by the Heartland Dog Club of Florida for conduct at its August 12, 2021 event. Mr. Ortiz 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 the penalty as a one month event suspension and a $200 fine, effective September 5, 2021. (Coton de Tulears)

 

Ms. Kellie Broughton (Piedmont, OK) Action was taken by American Chinese Crested Club for conduct at its September 25-26, 2021 event. Ms. Broughton was charged with disregard of published club regulations. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a reprimand and $100 fine. (Multiple Breeds)

 

Ms. Rachel Kristi Green (Bayfield, CO) Aciton was taken by the Bonneville Basin Kennel Association for conduct at its September 18, 2021 event. Ms. Green was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a reprimand and $100 fine. (Chihuahuas)

 

Ms. Tina Starr (Gonzales, LA) Action was taken by Mississippi Gulf Coast Kennel Club for conduct at its September 4, 2021 event. Ms. Staff was charged with inappropriate, abusive or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Boxers, Boston Terriers)

 

Mr. Jeff Howard (Colorado Springs, CO) Action was taken by Cheyenne Kennel Club for conduct at its September 4, 2021 event. Mr. Howard was charged with inappropriate public criticism of a judge’s decision, not disruptive, but demonstration lack of sportsmanship. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a reprimand and $50 fine. (Rottweilers)

 

Previous 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions

 

AKC 10 Years Suspensions

 

See Previous Compiled 10 Year Suspensions

 

15 Years To Life Suspensions

 

 

See Previous 15 Year to Life Sentences  

 

...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for life and imposed a $10,000 fine, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or 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 August 11, 2021 - Ms. Susan Murphy (Eden, MD) | Eff. April 12, 2021 - Mr. Glenn Hopple (Woodbine, MD) Multiple Breeds | Mr. Martin Strozeski (Stockton, NJ) Parson Russell Terriers | Eff. July 12, 2021 - Mr. Gary Leary (Pleasant Shade, TN) Siberian Huskies | Ms. Jennifer Leary (Pleasant Shade, TN) Siberian Huskies

 

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