Scruffts, sponsored by James Wellbeloved, 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. Scruffts was launched back in 2000 at Discover Dogs and is now celebrated with a grand final at Crufts.
Gracie, a crossbreed dog from Alvechurch, Worcestershire, has been named Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts. Gracie, owned by Alison Hitchins, was found on the streets, heavily pregnant and, within a week, gave birth to six puppies. The puppies were easily rehomed but no one seemed to want to adopt her.
Gracie has now been living with owner Alison for nine years and is a very happy and healthy dog. She takes part in agility, heelwork to music, and is also a Pets As Therapy dog and visits a local hospice every month. Gracie’s owner, Alison Hitchins said: “I’m delighted to have won Scruffts as it recognises the value of crossbreed dogs and I am particularly pleased that it was the Golden Oldie category as this highlights the importance of older dogs.”Register your interest for Scruffts 2015
|Show||Location||Date||Registration from||Judging starts at|
|All About Dogs - Suffolk||Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk||
|All About Dogs - Newbury||Newbury Showground, Hermitage, Thatcham||12th April||11am||1pm|
|All About Dogs - Newark||Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire||25th April||11am||1pm|
|Pedwar Pawen Companion Dog Show (north wales)||The Community Playing Fields, Bodelwyddan||
|London Pet Show||ExCel, London||9th /10th May
|Tadcaster Companion Dog Show ( york)||Tadcaster Magnets Sports and Social Club, Queen’s Gardens, North Yorkshire||10th May||10.30am||12pm|
|South Wales Dog & Family Fun Day||Fonmon Castle, Fonmon, Nr Barry, Vale of Glamorgan||25th May||10.30am||1pm|
|All About Dogs - Lincoln||Lincoln Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, Lincolnshire||6th June||11am||1pm|
|Finnish Lapphund CDC show- Priors Marston||Priors Marston, Warwickshire||13th June||12pm||1pm|
|Dig It Dogs in Cheshire||Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Davenport, Congleton, CW12 4SU||20th June||10.30am||12pm|
|Village Show & Labradoodles Fun Dog Show||Swansholme, The Old Road, Felmersham, Bedford||20th June||12am||1pm|
|Hellidon Village Fete||Hellidon, Northamptonshire||27th June||12pm||1pm|
|Retired Greyhound Trust Kennel Party (Birmingham)||Birmingham Exiles RFC, Elmdon, Solihull||28th June|
|Windsor Championship Dog Show||Home Park, Windsor
All day parking costs £10 per car
As part of entries, owners will be requires to sign a declaration of dogs health and temperament.
|It’s a Pawfect Day In The Park Companion Show||Newcombes Meadow, Crediton, Devon||5th July|
|Just Dogs Live- Peterborough||East of England Showground, Peterborough||11th July||11am||1pm|
|Beth Dog Show- Greenways Field West Malling||Greenways Field, London Road, Kent||18th July|
|Gables Farm Open Day||204 Merafield Road, Plymouth||25th July|
|Pooches in the Park||Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down, N. Ireland||25th July|
|International Agility Festival||Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire||15th August||11am||12.30pm|
|SKC Championship Dog Show||Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh||29th August||10am||1pm|
|All About Dogs - Norfolk||Norfolk Showground, Norwich, Norfolk||30th August||11am||1pm|
|Hearing Dogs Summer Show||Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire||13th September||11am||1pm|
|Family Pet Show, Manchester||Event City, Manchester
Saturday 3rd: Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch, Child's Best Friend, GCDS
Sunday 4th: Most Handsome Dog, Golden Oldie, Best Rescue
Entries will be taken on the day
Free James Wellbeloved treats for each dog that enters a Scruffts heat (subject to availability, no cash alternative).
If you have any queries, please call the Scruffts hotline number open 9.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.
Scruffts Hotline: 01296 318540 ext. 320