How to enter
Entries are taken on the day for each heat. The cost of each class is just £2 to enter.
Competitors will have the opportunity to enter four classes at each of the heats. The classes are as follows:
- Handsome Crossbreed Dog: 6 months +
- Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch: 6 months +
- Golden Oldie: 8 years +
- Good Citizen Dog Scheme
Eligibility for entry:
- Scruffts is a competition for crossbreed dogs only (As of 1st April 2016 the Kennel Club has recognised the Jack Russell Terrier a pedigree breed. Therefore Jack Russell Terriers who are fully registered with the Kennel Club will not be eligible for Scruffts.)
- Dogs must be over 6 months of age to enter a Scruffts class
- 1st place winners in each class are eligible for the semi-final at Crufts
- Dogs over 12 years of age who wish to enter the class Golden Oldie will be subject to show organiser’s discretion
- Scruffts rosettes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. However, in the event of a 1st place winner not being able to attend the final, or having already qualified, then 2nd place winners will be invited to attend in their place.
- Classes may be restricted to 40 per class, dependent on show organisers/ring programmes or factors including the weather.
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:
- If your dog looks like they’re struggling in the heat, head to the nearest shaded area (this includes our marquee) and alert a member of the show organisers. Owners should be aware of the signs of heat stress. Some dogs are more prone than others (e.g. those with short flat faces, overweight, old, young and dogs with thick coats).
- Be aware of the signs of overheating in dogs, which include panting, disorientation, excessive thirst, dark gums, vomiting, diarrhoea and losing consciousness.
- If you think your dog will not cope with the heat, please leave them at home.
- In the event that the events team and the trainers feel the conditions are not conducive to dogs welfare we reserve the right to cancel the event at short notice.