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!

Scruffts is a fun competition, but it also seeks to stress important messages relating to responsible dog ownership.

Heats are supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved and take place throughout the year, at events around the country, in search of crossbreeds with that extra special something.

Find out how to take part

This year’s Scruffts competition attracted over 1,200 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.

The finalists are:

Upcoming Scruffts Heats 2019:

Heats are supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved and take place throughout the year, at events around the country.

Further information on heats for 2019 will be available in the Spring. For more information on how to enter, click here.

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