Douglas Johnson

United States

Breeding under the world-famous Clussexx prefix, he has produced more than 250 AKC Champion’s.  Dogs from his kennel have won more than 175 Best in Show awards and 18 national specialties wins across four breeds, Clumber, Sussex, Welsh Springer and King Charles Spaniels.  Additionally, he has owned Irish Setters, Red and White Setters, PBGV, Pekingese and Kooikers. Dogs exported from his kennel have had international success, impacting breeding programs in Scandinavia, Australia, Denmark, England, Croatia, Italy, Japan and China.  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 was the Sussex Spaniel, Stump who as a veteran of 10 years, is the oldest dog to ever win Best in Show at Westminster.  Mr. Johnson began his judging career in 2000, with Spaniels.  He is approved to Judge 5 groups in the AKC system, all Sporting, Hound, Working, Toy and Non-Sporting.