Scruffts 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. Whilst Scruffts is a fun competition, opportunities are taken to stress the important messages relating to responsible dog ownership. Throughout the year, heats of the popular Scruffts contest, which is supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved, take place at events around the country in search of crossbreeds with that extra special something. Scruffts entries are taken on the day (with the exception of National Pet Show London), with the below classes available.
Scruffts heat class entry numbers may be restricted due to time, the hosting show or the weather.
Winners of each heat are invited to compete at the Semi-Finals, which take place at Eukanuba Discover Dogs, held at ExCeL London, on 21st and 22nd October 2017.
|Show||Location||Registration from (time)
||Judging commences (time)
|All About Dogs - Newbury||North Wessex Downs AONB, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9NU||1000||1230||9th April 2017|
|All About Dogs - Newark||Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY||1100||1230||23rd April 2017|
|All About Dogs - Chelmsford||Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex,CM15 9NN||1000||1230||30th April 2017|
|Pedwar Pawen||Bodelwyddan Community Playing Fields, LL18 5SS||1130||1400||1st May 2017|
|National Pet Show London
Pre-entry for this heat is now closed.
|Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL||0930||1000||6th & 7th May 2017|
|Bath Championship Show||Three Shires Field, Bannerdown, Bath BA1 8EG||1000||1230||27th May 2017|
|Great North Dog Walk (South Shields)||The Leas, South Shields, NE33 2JH||1000||1300||4th June 2017|
|Finnish Lapphund CDC||Priors Sports Club, Byfield Road, Priors Marston CV47 7RP||1100||1300||17th June 2017|
|Just Dogs Live- Peterborough||Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground PE2 6XE||1000||1230||8th July 2017|
|Bark in the Park, (Co Down N.Ireland)||Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down, N. Ireland, BT19 1JT||TBC||TBC||22nd July 2017|
|Gables Farm Open Day (Plymouth)||204 Merafield Road, Plymouth PL7 1UQ||TBC||TBC||29th July 2017|
|Hatfield Game Fair||THE GAME FAIR, Hatfield House, Hatfield, AL9 5NQ||TBC||TBC||30th July 2017|
|International Agility Festival (Corby)||Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8TH||TBC||TBC||12th August 2017|
|Scottish Kennel Club (SKC - Edinburgh)||Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston House, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB||TBC||TBC||26th August 2017|
|Manchester Family Fun Show||Phoenix Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7TB||1000||1230||30th September & 1st October 2017|
Biscuit, a German Shepherd Dog/Border Collie cross owned by Joshua King from Prestatyn, Denbighshire, has won this year’s Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year title!
Read more about the Scruffts 2016 winner
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 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