A11 Disciplinary Case – Mr Whitehead

At its meeting on 7th February 2017, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered a complaint brought by the Kennel Club under Rule A11 a (1) (b) against Mr Whitehead; namely that he behaved discreditably and prejudicially to the interests of the canine world in the alleged incident of harsh handling and punitive correction at the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of GB Open Show on 17th September 2016.

It was noted that Mr Whitehead has not responded to the referral of the matter.

The complaint is upheld and the committee impose the following penalties:


To warn him as to his future conduct

[A11 j (1)]


To censure him

[A11 j (2)]


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

[A11 j (4)]


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

[A11 j (6)]


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

[A11 j (7)]


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

[A11 j (8)]


To disqualify him from effecting registrations of any or all dogs and/or progeny of such dogs which are owned and/or registered by him (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 five years from 7th February 2017.

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