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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 Heats

Show Location Date
All About Dogs - Newbury Newbury Showground, Hermitage, Thatcham 9th April 2017
All About Dogs - Newark Newark Showground,  23rd April 2017
All About Dogs - Chelsmford Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex,CM15 9NN 30th April 2017
Pedwar Pawen Bodelwyddan Community Playing Fields, LL18 5SS 1st May 2017
National Pet Show London ExCel, One Western Gateway, London 6th & 7th May 2017
Bath Championship Show Three Shires Field, Bannerdown, Bath BA1 8EG 27th May 2017
Great North Dog Walk (South Sheilds) The Leas, South Shields, NE33 2JH 4th June 2017
Finnish Lapphund CDC Warwickshire 17th June 2017
Just Dogs Live- Peterborough Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground 8th July 2017
Bark in the Park, (Co Down N.Ireland) Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down, N. Ireland, BT19 1JT  22nd July 2017
Gables Farm Open Day (Plymouth) 204 Merafield Road, Plymouth 29th July 2017
Hatfield Game Fair THE GAME FAIR, Hatfield House, Hatfield, AL9 5NQ 30th July 2017
International Agility Festival (Corby) Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire 12th August 2017
Scottish Kennel Club (SKC - Edinburgh) Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston House, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB 26th August 2017
Manchester Family Fun Show Event City, Manchester 7th & 8th October 2017

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Scruffts 2016 Finalists

This year’s Scruffts competition attracted over 1,400 crossbreeds and their owners, but just six have made it all the way, winning a place in the final at Crufts for the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year final next year.

Dog judge Marina Scott had the tough decision to choose just one winner for each of the six classes over the two days. The winners were:

The six dogs are now getting ready to compete at Crufts 2017, which will be held at the NEC Birmingham next March, where the judges will be making the difficult decision of choosing the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year.

More about the 2016 Scruffts Finalists
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