How To Enter Scruffts

Scruffts is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition and is a great way to enjoy time with your dog and family!

What is a crossbreed? 
A crossbreed is a dog of mixed blood, whose parents are of two different breeds, or a mixture of several breeds.

Scruffts Final at Crufts 2019- see who won!

How to enter

Entries are taken on the day. 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.

There are six classes to enter:

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

PLEASE NOTE: Some heats are very busy and due to time constraints we are limited to a maximum of 40 dogs per class. Hosting shows may require fees upon entry. 

Eligibility for entry:

Please make sure that:

No dog present in the Scruffts Competition should ever have been subject to a Court Control Order or a Contingent Destruction Order under the Dogs Act 1871 or the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. The dog owner may be required to assist the Kennel Club in verification of this aspect from time to time.

In hot weather:

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