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Beatrix Maerki Casanova

Animals have enriched my life from early childhood. I grew up in company of a German Drahthaar and later a German shepherd as well as cats and rabbits. At the age of 10 years, another passion took place in my life: horses, horse riding and jumping.

1975, while living in Paris, I have acquired my first Afghan hound “Lagash” and since this time, a lot of them shared my life. I have bred this breed under  the prefix “Bou Saâda” and many dogs have acquired champion titles (conformation and working).

Approved by the FCI as breed specialist for Afghan Hounds, Saluki, Irish Wolfhound, all German Spitzes, all Retriever, English Bulldog, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested Dog, Lhasa Apso, Löwchen, Shi-Tzu and group judge for FCI-groups 5, 8 and 10, I judge Junior Handling too.

I had the pleasure to judge all over Europe, mainly at Bundessieger Dortmund 1999,  the National Borzoi Specialty of Ontario/Canada 2009, at Kartano weekend Helsinki, la Nationale d’Elevage du Club du Barzoï/France, in 2011 Donaueschingen/ Germany, Bundessieger Tulln/Austria 2013, Spitz Clubshow  in Wangen/CH and in 2014 The Annual Greyhound Show in Germany, Netherlands and Italian Afghanhound Clubshow 2015, 45th Championship Show Borzoï Club of Victoria /Australia 2016, Eurodogshow Kortrijk 2016, sighthoundshow at Strömsholm Castle 2018, sighthoundfestival Pompadour 2019, Helsinki Winner Show 2021, French Falapa clubshow 2023, Spitzes at WDS Geneva 2023, Nationale d’Elevage Chihuahua 2024, as well as some very nice shows in CZ, NL, Sweden, SK and Croatia.

In 2011, I was the organizer of the International Borzoi Conference, which has been held in Fribourg/Switzerland coupled with a double dog show.

Judging since 1990 my goals have not changed:

I look for type, soundness and good temperament.