A12 Disciplinary Case – Mr N Spencer

At its meeting on 30 October 2014, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Sub-Committee considered the convictions of Mr N Spencer of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, from the Doncaster Magistrates Court for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The Committee imposed the following penalties:


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 General Committee 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 club

[A11 j (7)]


To disqualify him from judging at any event licensed by the 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 life from 30 October 2014.

The Committee, following the impositions of these penalties, would draw the attention of the Respondent to the effect of Rule A11 sub-section n.

As with previous cases involving offences under the Animal Welfare Act, it is worth expressly stating that any breeder must ensure that the needs of an animal must be met to the extent required by good practice under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 including:

(a)       its need for a suitable environment,

(b)       its need for a suitable diet,

(c)        its need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns,

(d)       any need it has to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, and

(e)       its need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.

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