Hi, my name is Marlee U’ren and I emigrated to Ireland from South Africa with my family at the beginning of 2020.
Showing dogs was always one of my parents favourite activities and I was around Boxers from a very early age. I started showing and breeding my own Chow-Chow’s in the late Nineties and competed at many shows. Since arriving here in Ireland my daughter and I are showing competitively with Floki, our Flat Coated Retriever as well as Meria, our Standard Poodle.
I studied Genetics and Animal Husbandry at the University of Stellenbosch and I qualified as a Utility Group Judge in 2007.
I spent time as an Animal Welfare Society Inspector and have always been involved in breed specific rescue and rehoming for Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Chow-Chow’s.
I am interested in and participate in a wide variety of activities with my dog Floki including Dog Showing, UK Dog Sport, Gundog Retrieval, Mantrailing and General Obedience Work.
My ambition is to get both Floki and myself fit enough to try Canicross…
I teach the Ring Craft classes at Kerry Dog Training and work in the Daycare Centre with Irene.
I recently achieved my Level 5 Grooming Qualification which has allowed me to work alongside Ilse in the Grooming Salon where I specialise in large breed grooming, I also enjoy taking part in Grooming and Creative Grooming competitions.
I also have a current Canine First Responder qualification.