10 - 13 March 2022, The NEC Birmingham


Scruffts sponsored by James WellbelovedScruffts, sponsored by James Wellbeloved, is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition and is a great way to enjoy time with your dog and family! While the emphasis is on fun, Scruffts also seeks to stress important messages relating to responsible dog ownership.

Find out everything you need to know below about eligibility, competing and entering a Scruffts heat. 

Crufts results 2020

Winner:  Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog - Clooney and Hannah and Stephen Hayes

Eligibility for entry
  • Scruffts is a competition for crossbreed dogs only. (As of 1 April 2016, The Kennel Club has recognised the Jack Russell Terrier as 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 the show organisers’ 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 other factors, including the weather

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.

How to enter heats 2021

Entry information will be available soon. 

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 organiser team. 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 or young dogs, as well as those 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 don’t think your dog will 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
2021 heats for finals being held at Crufts 2022

Heats are held throughout the year around the country, in search of crossbreeds with that extra special something. They’re supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved.

Please note all Scruffts heats will be released soon. Please keep checking this website for further updates.

Contact us

If you have any queries, please call the Scruffts hotline number (01296 318540 ext. 320), which is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, please email scruffts@thekennelclub.org.uk.