Marinita German Shepherds
**Marinita Usko gains IGP2 at Castle Dog Sports Club 12/6/21**
Breeder of Long & Short coated "Dual Purpose" Show, Pet, IGP/IPO & Working Trial German Shepherd Dogs since 1992
Also suppliers of Kanine Komplete Hypo-allergenic Premium & Grain Free Dog Food
"Marinita" originates back to 1988 when I worked for a permit holder racing Point to Point and Hunter Chase Racehorses. I trained and schooled the horses until they were fit enough to race. One of our best horses was "Mariner's Lad" who won both over hurdles and fences. I myself competed on the track until a bad fall in 1990. I continued work riding and training until 1992 when the trainer gave up his permit and that is when I decided to turn my attentions to my other great love - German Shepherd Dogs.
1992 was the year that the "Marinita" affix in the UK was born. Partly from my name "Anita" and part from my beloved horse's name "Mariner" who unfortunately died from Torsion in 1993 - his memory lives on to this day.
Since then, we have gone from strength to strength with our bloodlines and showring / working field success, along with many super very much loved family companions, having bred TWO SHOW CHAMPIONS, BRG Gold Medalist, CC & Res CCs, multi BH and multi IPO qualifications. We aim to breed and rear the very best we can, construction, temperament, colour, show potential, soundness and workability! We consider ourselves a small kennel normally breeding just a couple of litters each year.
Due to my serious health issues at the time, I took a break from the showring in 2005.....2012 was the year of my return with the help of our daughter Melissa. Since then to present date we have had excellent success in the ring with many Championship show wins, numerous SV gradings and also working qualifications.
We relocated in 2008 to our current home which has nearly two acres of land, our dream for the dogs! They love the constant freedom and are extremely happy. With that comes the added extra of being able to give our puppies a fantastic start to life as they experience fun play, many new smells and love running free.
The Marinita kennel name Affix is now jointly joined by myself Anita, and Melissa. We look forward to a successful future together.
We are members of The British German Shepherd Dog League and the GSDL Working Branch, along with Cheshire IGP.We hope that you enjoy your visit. Please bookmark and come back again soon.