MR. JOHN D. LANDIS of Hellertown, Pennsylvania has been involved in the sport of dogs since 1971 when he purchased his first purebred dog, an Old English Sheepdog. In 1976 he purchased his first Komondor and since then he has bred more than 40 champions under the Springwater and Gillian Kennel names.
He has numerous titles in obedience on Komondork, Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, and Pulik. He was a member of 2003 and 2007 American Kennel Club Obedience Advisory Committee and has judged the AKC National Obedience Championship twice. He is an AKC judge in both conformation and obedience and an active competitor in obedience. This is his first Westminster assignment.