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Kent’s Scruffts’ chance to qualify for Crufts

25 July 2013    13:00
 

Scruffts, the crossbreed dog competition that took Crufts by storm this year, is hotting up as it comes to the Kent County Show at the Kent Showground in Maidstone with two new classes.

For the first time, the Kent County Show is hosting a canine area and all crossbreeds and mixed breeds in the area are invited to take part in the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition. Sponsored by James Wellbeloved, there will be two Scruffts Heats taking place over the weekend of 13th and 14th July, and all shapes, sizes and ages of dog are welcome.

The winners from Saturday and Sunday's heats will be invited to Discover Dogs at Earls Court, London in November where they will compete for a place in the final at Crufts 2014.

As popularity for the competition soars, two new classes have been added to make sure that every crossbreed dog is given their opportunity to shine. Best Crossbreed Rescue and Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme (GCDS) Crossbreed are the two new classes in the Scruffts competition, with the GCDS class open to dogs that have a GCDS certificate at any level. Scruffts traditionalists need not worry as the Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch, Child's Best Friend and Golden Oldie categories all return this year.

The Scruffts competition celebrates the love, companionship and often heroic stories of our nation's crossbreed dogs, and raises money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which makes a difference for dogs by funding a wide variety of work ranging from supporting research into canine diseases to welfare initiatives.

The fun competition is also great for socialising dogs and getting to meet other dog lovers in your area.

Caroline Kisko from the Kennel Club, the organisers of the competition said: "Scruffts is fantastic competition which brings the fun of the show ring to crossbreed dogs, whilst raising money for a good cause. It is always a fun event - the dogs and owners love it and it is a great opportunity for them to get out and about socialising together.

"Scruffts was a favourite at Crufts this year and I am looking forward to seeing the six fantastic dogs that will be joining us for the final at Crufts 2014."

Entering a dog into Scruffts costs just £2 per class and all entry money will be split between the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and Kent County Show's chosen charity.

Your Dog magazine is the media sponsor of Crufts for the second year running, meaning that the winners of each heat will not only receive delicious James Wellbeloved goodies, but a copy of the latest Your Dog magazine too.
For more information on the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, please visit www.scruffts.org.uk. For further information about the Kent County Show at Kent Showground, visit http://kentshowground.co.uk/.  

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