Katarzyna Szutkiewicz


I usually write and say that it all started with Samoyeds. But the truth is that the first dog I remember was my dad’s service German Shepherd. I spent my early childhood with him. And that’s probably when my love for dogs began. My passion and cynological activity started seriously in 2003, when I bought my first Samoyed male and joined the Polish Kennel Club. I can say that I was very lucky from the beginning, as my first Samoyed turned to be the top Samoyed of that time in Poland.  So for almost 20 years I bred 5 generations of Samoyeds with my own kennel name “Sonata Arctica (FCI)” including World Winner 2021, European Junior Winner 2018, many International Beauty Champions, Champions of
Poland and other European countries. Some cynologists may also associate me with Boston Terriers, it is because for 12 years I have been supporting my husband’s breeding under his kennel name Amigo Perro (FCI).  In 2022 I became 1st President of the Polish Nordic Sledge Dogs Club & shortly after President of the Working Trials Board for Nordic Sledge Dogs at the Polish Kennel Club. so my idea about perfect Nordic Sledge Dogs is not only beauty but also fit to function. I became an FCI judge in 2016, first on FCI group 5 and later on FCI group 8, FCI not recognized breeds and Junior Handling competition. So far, I have
judged in European countries at different National and International Dog Shows, as well at Club Shows for Nordic Sledge Dogs & Samoyed Speciality Show at Samoyed World Meeting 2019 in Estonia.