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
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
"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,