Is your crossbreed the next Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year?
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.
Scruffts 2014 heats
The Kennel Club co-ordinates Scruffts heats throughout the UK during 2014. The winners from each heat will be invited to Discover Dogs 2014 at Earls Court 1, London in November for the Class Finals. Winners of the six classes at Discover Dogs will now go on to Crufts 2015 (5 - 8 March 2015) at The NEC, Birmingham, where they will compete for the overall Scruffts title
List of heats for 2014
|ALL ABOUT DOGS||Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham||13-Apr|
|ALL ABOUT DOGS||Suffolk Showground, Ipswich, Suffolk||19-Apr|
|ALL ABOUT DOGS||Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire||27-Apr|
|ALL ABOUT DOGS||Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood||11-May|
|LONDON PET SHOW||Earls Court One, Lillie Road, London||17 and 18 May|
|STORMONT ESTATE FAMILY FUN DAY||Stormont Estate, Ballymiscaw Road, Belfast||26-May|
|FINNISH LAPPHUND CDC SHOW||Priors Marston Sports Club, Byfield Road, Priors Marston, CV47 7RP
|DOGS LIVE KENT
||The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent||21-Jun|
|GREAT LINFORD WATERSIDE FESTIVAL||Parklands, Great Linford, Buckinghamshire||22-Jun|
|LABRADOODLES FUN DOG SHOW
||Swansholme, The Old Road, Felmersham, Bedford, MK43 7JD||28-Jun|
|WINDSOR CHAMP SHOW
||Windsor Champion Show, Home Park, Windsor||29-Jun|
|SOUTHEND ROBIN HOOD||Southend Tennis & Leisure Centre, Southend, Essex||05-Jul|
|DURHAM COUNTY SHOW||Temple Park Leisure Centre, John Reid Road, South Shields||12-Jul|
|GABLES FARM OPEN DAY||204 Merafield Road, Plymouth||26-Jul|
|POOCHES IN THE PARK||Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down, N. Ireland||27-Jul|
|INTERNATIONAL AGILITY||Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire||09-Aug|
|PEMBROKESHIRE SHOW||Withybush Road, Haverfordwest||20-Aug|
|SKC CHAMP||Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh||23-Aug|
|ALL ABOUT DOGS||Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich, Norfolk||24-Aug|
|DOG FUN DAY AT EASTLEIGH||Parkland (off Leigh Road), Eastleigh||30-Aug|
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 Grand Final at Crufts 2014 in March 2014. However, in the event of a 1st place winner not being able to attend the final then 2nd or 3rd place winners will be invited to attend in their place.
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’. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust is a dog charity which looks after the health and welfare of all dogs. It makes a difference by funding a wide variety of work ranging from supporting research into canine diseases, dog welfare organisations and the promotion of support dogs, all of which give dogs a healthier, happier life.
* except for the London Pet Show and the Manchester Pet Show. You are required to register in advance for both of these heats.
Scruffts Heat Classes
Each entrant will have a few minutes in the spotlight to dazzle the judges in the following six classes:
- Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog 6 months - 7 years
- Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch 6 months - 7 years
- Child's Best Friend* 6 months - 12 years
- Golden Oldie Crossbreed 8 years or over **
- Best Crossbreed Rescue
- GCDS Crossbreed Class (for entrants that have a GCDS certificate at any level)
*(handled by a young person between 6 and 16 years of age)
** at the organiser's discretion
Whilst Scruffts is a fun competition, judges will also be checking that the dogs have the following qualities:
- Good character
- Good health
- Good temperament with people and other dogs
FREE James Wellbeloved treats
Free James Wellbeloved treats for each dog that enters a Scruffts heat (subject to availability, no cash alternative, may differ from those shown in photo).
If you have any queries about Scruffts, please call the Scruffts hotline number open 9.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.
Scruffts Hotline: 0844 463 3980 ext. 320
The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB