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How To Enter Scruffts

Eligibility for entry

Scruffts is a competition for crossbreed dogs - pedigree dogs are not eligible for entry. Dogs must be over six months of age to enter a Scruffts class and must not be older than 12 years (if older than 12 years may be entered at organiser's discretion only). Scruffts rosettes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class.

It must be stressed that only 1st place winners in each class are eligible for the Semi-Finals at Discover Dogs in London, October 2015However, in the event that a dog is placed 1st in a class it has already qualified in, the qualification will roll down and the second placed dog will be invited to the semi-final. In the event that the 2nd placed dog has also qualified in that class, the invite will roll down to third place. At the Semi-Finals at Discover Dogs, it will then be the 1st place winners from each of the six categories to go into the Grand Final at Crufts, March 2016.

How to enter

There’s no need to register or enter in advance; just simply turn up on the day at any of the heats listed and you too could dazzle the judges*. Entry to each class is just £2 and all the money raised goes to each heat's chosen charity and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to help make a difference for dogs.

* except for the London Pet Show and Discover Dogs. You are required to register in advance for both of these heats.

** Please note that only dogs which are a crossbreed (mixed parentage) are eligible for Scruffts classes. Any dog which is a pure breed ( even if they don’t have pedigree papers and is not registered with the Kennel Club) is not able to enter Scruffts.


Scruffts heat classes

Each entrant will have a few minutes in the spotlight to dazzle the judges in the following six classes:

*(handled by a young person between 6 and 16 years of age)

** at the organiser's discretion

Judging guidelines

Whilst Scruffts is a fun competition, judges will also be checking that the dogs have the following qualities: