Conviction of Breeder of Saarloos Wolfdogs in France now final
The conviction of the Dutch breeder and judge (in France) Cornelia Keizer is final. Last October, the French judge sentenced the breeder to a four-month conditional prison sentence for breeding without the proper papers and poor treatment of the dogs. In May 2017 more than 100 dogs were taken away from Keizer, at her farm in the French Ardennes. Keizer volunteerd to hand over the dogs, otherwise seizure would follow.
The convicted breeder immediately announced that she would appeal the decision. This appeal would occur on Tuesday 16 October 2018. At the very last moment, Keizer and her lawyer decided to abandon the appeal, and with that the original verdict became final. The Cellule Anti Trafic, the French animal protection organization, has told this.
Keizer produced Saarlooswolf dogs and Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs for years. In addition, things would often have been wrong with pedigrees and descent. Dogzine is still working on this file and hopes to publish more soon.
Keizer is still judge, even though she has not had any judging appointments in the past year. As a result of the above case, she also had to appear for the Societe Centrale Canine. However, the SCC does not publicly announce such statements. Keizer is still (co-) holder of the kennel name the Daim-Pré (together with Marie Francoise Souquiere, who breeds Shar-Pei's) and FCI- judge of the Saarloos Wolfdog.
On October 25, Dogzine also received a response from Cornelia Keizer herself. "Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, I had to withdraw my appeal, and my trust in law and justice had dropped considerably, But the good news is that the quasi-totality of the dogs that I have entrusted to the animal protection have now been rehomed. I assume that the large amount that the animal protection has collected in this way will be well spent ", says Keizer.