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Scruffts: Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year

Scruffts is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition and is a great way to enjoy time with your dog and family. A crossbreed is a dog of mixed blood, whose parents are of two different breeds, or a mixture of several breeds. Whilst Scruffts is a fun competition, opportunities are taken to stress the important messages relating to responsible dog ownership. Throughout the year, heats of the popular Scruffts contest, which is supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved, take place at events around the country in search of crossbreeds with that extra special something. Scruffts entries are taken on the day (with the exception of National Pet Show London), with the below classes available.

Scruffts heat class entry numbers may be restricted due to time, the hosting show or the weather.

Scruffts Classes

Winners of each heat are invited to compete at the Semi-Finals, which take place at Eukanuba Discover Dogs, held at ExCeL London, on 21st and 22nd October 2017.

Scruffts Heats

Show Location Registration from (time)
Judging commences (time)
All About Dogs - Newbury North Wessex Downs AONB, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9NU  1000  1230 9th April 2017
All About Dogs - Newark Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY  1100  1230 23rd April 2017
All About Dogs - Chelmsford Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex,CM15 9NN  1000  1230 30th April 2017
Pedwar Pawen Bodelwyddan Community Playing Fields, LL18 5SS  1130  1400 1st May 2017
National Pet Show London
Pre-entry for this heat is now closed.
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL  0930  1000 6th & 7th May 2017
Bath Championship Show Three Shires Field, Bannerdown, Bath BA1 8EG  1000  1230 27th May 2017
Great North Dog Walk (South Shields) The Leas, South Shields, NE33 2JH  1000  1300 4th June 2017
Finnish Lapphund CDC Priors Sports Club, Byfield Road, Priors Marston CV47 7RP  1100  1300 17th June 2017
Just Dogs Live- Peterborough Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground PE2 6XE  1000  1230 8th July 2017
Bark in the Park, (Co Down N.Ireland) Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down, N. Ireland, BT19 1JT   1100  1200 22nd July 2017
Gables Farm Open Day (Plymouth) 204 Merafield Road, Plymouth PL7 1UQ  1100  1200 29th July 2017
Hatfield Game Fair THE GAME FAIR, Hatfield House, Hatfield, AL9 5NQ  1000  1230 30th July 2017
International Agility Festival (Corby) Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8TH  1100  1230 12th August 2017
Scottish Kennel Club (SKC - Edinburgh) Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston House, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB  1030  1230 26th August 2017
The Family Pet Show, Manchester EventCity, Phoenix Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7TB  1000  1230 30th September & 1st October 2017

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Scruffts winner at Crufts 2017

Scruffts 2016 Winner

Biscuit, a German Shepherd Dog/Border Collie cross owned by Joshua King from Prestatyn, Denbighshire, has won this year’s Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year title!



Read more about the Scruffts 2016 winner
Sponsored by James Wellbeloved

James Wellbeloved - official sponsor of Scruffts

James Wellbeloved is the sponsor of the competition - generously supplying the winners of each heat with delicious James Wellbeloved goodies for their dog. Alison Sudbury, Marketing Director for James Wellbeloved said: “Scruffts is such a great competition and truly celebrates the love between owner and canine."

Visit the James Wellbeloved website

Scruffts supports the Kennel Club Charitable Trust

Scruffts is run in support of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which has awarded over £9m worth of grants to benefit dogs since its inception in 1987. The Trust awards grants to welfare organisations which make a difference to dogs’ lives, and also provides financial support to canine scientific research and support charities. More than 1,800 dogs took part in the Scruffts heats this year, raising £1,900 for both the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and each event’s chosen charity. 

Find out more about the Kennel Club Charitable Trust