A12 Disciplinary Case – Ms A K Adams

At its meeting on 7th February 2017, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered the conviction of Ms A K Adams of Norwich, from the Norfolk Magistrates Court for offences in breaching a previous disqualification order imposed by the Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court  (on 26th August 2015) in keeping 22 dogs and further offences contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The magistrates court imposed a committal sentence of six weeks suspended for two years, a deprivation order and a disqualification order for ten years, a collection order and costs of £1,000. Ms Adams was previously convicted at the Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court for offences contrary to the Animal Welfare Act and a disqualification order of five years, a deprivation order, a collection order and costs of £500 was imposed.  The Disciplinary Committee imposed disqualification penalties for ten years as from November 2016 in respect of that conviction.

As a result of the latest conviction, 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 Kennel Club 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 life 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.

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