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(Updated 25/5/01)

Kennel Club applies Rule A43 for breach of breeders' act

At its meeting held on 17 April 2001 the General Committee considered under Rule A 43 the conviction of Mrs Sheridan Gibbs from the North East Essex Magistrates Court on 10 August 2000 with regard to offences involving the contravention of licensing conditions under the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.

The following penalties were imposed;

To suspend her from exhibiting at, taking part in, attending and/or having any connection with any event licensed by the Club. If any person suspended or disqualified under this sub-paragraph shall attend any canine event whilst suspended or disqualified the General Committee shall have the power to increase the period of suspension and/or disqualification.

To disqualify her from being or becoming a member of any canine club or society registered with or affiliated to the Kennel Club.

To suspend her from acting as an Officer or serving on the Committee of any canine society.

To disqualify her from taking part in the management of any event licensed by the Club.

To disqualify her from judging at any event licensed by the Club.

To disqualify from registration and/or competition any or all dogs and/or progeny of such dogs which are owned and/or registered by her (whether or not jointly owned and/or whether or not owned and/or registered in the name of a nominee).

The suspensions and disqualifications are to be for a period of one year from 17 April 2001.