John Defilippi, Stephens City, VA (Agility)
John was introduced to agility in 2003 when his wife started competing with their first agility dog, a black Labrador Retriever. It didn't take long before he was also hooked and started competing too. In 2013, John passed the judging seminar. Since that time, he has enjoyed the opportunity to judge in various parts of the country and see so many excellent teams competing in agility. He was also honored to be invited to be part of the judging panel for the 2017 AKC National Agility Championship held in Perry, Ga. John has been married to his wife, Stacy, for 21 years, and they live in Stephens City, Va. They are still very active in AKC agility competition - John currently competes with two Labrador Retrievers and his wife competes with their American Cocker Spaniels. John considers it a great honor to be invited to judge the 2021 Golden Retriever National Specialty and wishes all of the teams good luck.