10 Derrybeg Cottage, Millvale Road, Newry, BT35 7LR
Orlaith Keenan, the founder of Designer Paws, started her career having two part-time roles, which were in a veterinary clinic and a dog grooming salon and these provided Orlaith with valuable hands-on experience. The dream was to one day have her own salon and in 2008 this dream came true when Designer Paws was launched.
Orlaith has competed and judged in many grooming competitions both in Ireland, England and, more recently, in online competitions worldwide, holding the title of Irish Groomer of the year twice and Best in Show groomer three times to add to her achievements. Orlaith is a progressing FCI judge, to judge all sizes of Poodles under IKC/FCI rules. Orlaith grooms multiple different breeds at breed standard for the show ring to support them to their Championship titles. In her spare time Orlaith shows Miniature/Medium Poodles in Ireland, England and Europe under IKC/FCI/KC rules.
Orliath often holds grooming demonstrations and workshops in coat preparation, scissor technique, pet grooms, breed standard grooms such as Poodles, Kerry Blues and Wheaten Terriers to name just a few.