The American Kennel Club 2020 Announced the Group Breeders of the Year.
The American Kennel Club®(AKC®) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2020 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees.
"We are proud to honor these esteemed breeders," said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO. 'Each of them has made important contributions to the sport and their unique breeds in particular. They are committed to bettering our breeds, and dogs bearing the honorees' kennel names are a testament to their excellent and responsible breeding programs.
∼From the American Kennel Club Gazette
Henry Sutliff, III
Terrier Group: Henry Sutliff, Sutliff Sealyhams
"Henry Sutliff is a third-generation Sealyham Terrier fancier. "My mother (and father) bred 40 litters of Sealyhams; I assisted in whelping over 30 of those from 1964 until 1993," he says. "My grandparents owned Sealys from 1938 and assisted with many litters. I whelped two litters for my mother by myself in 1967 and 1993." Mr. Sutliff and his mother were together responsible for 38 AKC and international titled Sealyhams, including six Westminster Best of Breed winners and five national–specialty winners.
Mr. Sutliff bred his first litter in 1982. Among the notable dogs of his breeding are Ch. Sutliff's Ventana, who completed her championship with five majors, the first two owner–handled, and Int. Ch. Sutliff's Yuma (16 titles, World Winner – Leipzig 2017, FCI Group winner in Strasbourg, France; KFT Klubsieger 2011–13–15-16–17 [a record], Res CC Crufts 2018, and the sire of three champions to date)
Int. Ch. Sutliff's Algonquin is the winner of over 30 titles, including World Winner, and Euro Winner 2013, and twice Res CC at Crufts. He was Group 1 at Germany's largest dog show and a multiple BIS winner including Leipzig FCI BIS–Junior All-Breeds). Algonquin sired 24 champions (8 of whom have won a BIS award), with other children in the process of titles. Together with his children and grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren, they have accumulated over 225 titles to date. Eight of his children were #1 Sealyham in the following countries: Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Sutliff is a past president and board member of the American Sealyham Terrier Club. In 2020, he celebrates his 30th year as vice president of the Sealyham Terrier Club, the breed's parent club in Wales. He is a past president of the Del Monte KC and is a board member of the Sealyham Terrier Club of Southern California and the Sealyhams Forever rescue foundation."
Taken directly from the American Kennel Club site, AKC.org