A12 disciplinary case - Mrs A Gobin

At its meeting on 24 September 2015, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Sub-Committee considered the conviction of Mrs A Gobin of Bedlington, from the Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates Court for offences contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

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 General Committee 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 ten years from 24 September 2015.

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 Gobin did not respond to the referral under Rule A12 and therefore no mitigation or contrition has been expressed.

The Committee noted that a five year disqualification from owning/keeping dogs was imposed by the Magistrates Court.

Mrs Gobin was an experienced breeder and it is apparent from this conviction that there was a blatant disregard for the welfare of the whelping bitch which is entirely unacceptable. 

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