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Mr. Douglas A. Johnson

MR. DOUGLAS A. JOHNSON of Bloomington, Indiana, breeds under the world-famous Clussexx prefix and has produced more than 200 AKC Champions. Dogs from his kennel have won more than 170 Best in Show awards and 18 national specialty Best of Breed wins across four breeds, Clumber Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels, and English Toy Spaniels.

Mr. Johnson holds the distinct honor of producing two Westminster Best in Show winners, and he is the only breeder of Westminster Best in Show winners in two different breeds. One, the Sussex Spaniel, Champion Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee, Stump, who, as a veteran of 10 years, is the oldest dog to win Best in Show at Westminster and the Clumber Spaniel Champion Clussexx Country Sunrise.

Mr. Johnson was awarded the American Kennel Club's Sporting Breeder of the Year award in 2005, Judge of the Year Nominee for 2017, and a Winkie Award Winner for Breeder of the Year in 2019.  A founder of the Canine Conservation movement, Mr. Johnson, strives to be a voice for all breeders who work tirelessly to produce and promote their breed of choice. Advocating for dogs is a passion, but also a responsibility to ensure the successful longevity of unique breeds. Together we must continue to foster the best breeding practices to keep breeds from extinction. He is approved to judge the Sporting, Hound, Non-Sporting, and Toy Groups, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. He previously judged the Hound Group in 2014 and the Sporting Group in 2019 at Westminster. This is his sixth Westminster judging assignment.