Derbe Eckhart

Also known as: Skip Eckhart, Derbe Smith
Business/Organization: Almost Heaven Kennels
Gender: Male
Approximate Age: 42
Location: Emmaus, PA (US)


Jun 2, 2010 - Emmaus, PA (US)
Alleged: Puppy mill - 300 dogs, 20 cats, 4 monkeys seized

Jun 23, 2009 - Emmaus, PA (US)
Convicted: 200 dogs seized for kennel/dog-law violations

Sentence: Eckhart was sentenced to 6 to 23 months in Lehigh County Prison. He was also ordered to serve three years of probation following his jail sentence and was ordered not to own or possess any animals, besides the pets he already has, for the next four years and 11 months.

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Feb 6, 2009 - Emmaus, PA (US)
Convicted: Operating boarding kennel after license refusal

Oct 1, 2008 - Emmaus, PA (US)
Convicted: Puppy mill - 800 animals, 125 seized

Jul 19, 2006 - Emmaus, PA (US)
Not Charged: Housing exotic animals

Aug 2004 - Emmaus, PA (US)
Civil Case: Dog breeders given lifetime ban by AKC

Notes: Lifetime ban from AKC

Apr 1999 - Allentown, PA (US)
Not Charged: AKC suspended breeder using alias to register dogs

Jun 1991 - Allentown, PA (US)
Convicted: Convicted abuser operating unlicensed kennels

May 1991 - Weissport, PA (US)
Convicted: Convicted abuser operating unlicensed kennel

Apr 1990 - Lehighton, PA (US)
Convicted: 10 puppies die from lack of sustenance

Jun 1989 - Allentown, PA (US)
Convicted: Convicted abuser suspended from AKC until 2019

Aug 1988 - Lehighton, PA (US)
Convicted: 45 dogs, 3 cats starved, removed from home

Sentence: Fined $100 each for 32 citations for cruelty to animals; sentenced to 2 to 10 months in Carbon County Prison for allowing unsanitary conditions at the kennel.... more...

Lifetime ban from AKC