SAMUEL B. SULLIVAN
SAMUEL B. SULLIVAN – (4/15/1899—2/14/99) Samuel Bud Sullivan started the “Finefield” kennel prefix in 1923 naming it after his wife Frances Finefield. He began with English and Irish setters, but pointers became his real love. He started with field trial dogs, but in 1931 became interested in bench dogs and finished his first bench champion that year. Sam finished more than 50 Finefield champions (including the setters). He was one of the earliest members of the American Pointer Club, always serving in some capacity as an officer or director. As a member of the Western Pointer Club he penned the Pointer column in Popular Dogs during the 1940’s and 50’s. During that time he became a catalyst in urging APC’s reactivation. In the late ‘50’s he helped to craft the present Pointer standard. Sam was chairman of the Hall Of Fame committee and saw it to fruition in 1974. He bred and/or owned many influential pointers, including Hall Of Fame Ch. Mihaski’s Mr. Chipps, (winner of the first APC Specialty after the Club was reorganized in 1951), HOF Ch. Finefield’s Cover Girl, Ch. Finefield’s Fancy Pants, Ch. Finefield Fabian, Ch. Finefield’s Maid Of Mihaski, Ch. Finefield Fleetwood and Ch. Finefield’s Bold Venture. Besides having the desire to hunt, Sam was a fanatic about his pointers having beautiful heads and shoulders, points in which they excelled.