A12 Disciplinary Case – Mrs J Winfield

At its meeting on 14th November 2016, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered the conviction of Mrs J Winfield of Leicester, from the Leicester Magistrates Court for offences contrary to the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.

The committee imposed the following penalties:


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

[A11 j (4)]


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

[A11 j (5)]


To disqualify her from acting as an Officer or serving on the committee of any canine society

[A11 j (6)]


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

[A11 j (7)]


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

[A11 j (8)]


To disqualify her from effecting registrations of 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).

[A11 j (9)]

The above listed disqualifications are to be for eight (8) years from 14th November 2016.

The committee, following the imposition of these penalties, would draw the attention of the respondent to the effect of Rule A11 sub-section n.

The committee noted that Mrs Winfield did not respond to the referral under Rule A12 and therefore no mitigation or contrition has been expressed.

The Committee noted that a four year disqualification from keeping a breeding establishment and a four year disqualification from owning/keeping dogs was imposed by the magistrates court due to Mrs Winfield’s long history of non-compliance, failure to engage with the local authority and impact on the health and welfare of dogs.