Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the
opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for
local top dogs as it comes to the Finnish Lapphund Club Companion
Dog Show at Priors Marston Sports Club on 13th June.
Dogs and owners competing at the heat are hoping to make it
through to the class finals, held at Discover Dogs at ExCeL London
in October, and from there six lucky crossbreed dogs will qualify
for Crufts 2016.
All crossbreeds and mixed breed dogs in the area are invited to
take part in the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year
competition, sponsored by James Wellbeloved, where all shapes,
sizes and ages of dog are welcome.
Each dog entered in the competition will have a few minutes to
dazzle the judges in one or more of the six competition categories:
Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog, Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch, Child's
Best Friend, Golden Oldie Crossbreed, Best Crossbreed Rescue and
the Good Citizen Dog Scheme class. For entry criteria for
each class, visit www.scruffts.org.uk.
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which organises the
competition, said: "Scruffts 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 perfect for the whole family to enjoy and
is a great way of socialising dogs and getting to meet other dog
lovers in your area. We are very much looking forward to
seeing the wonderful crossbreeds from across Warwickshire in
Registration for the competition starts from 12pm and the
competition begins at 1pm. Entering a dog into Scruffts costs
just £2 per class and all entry money will be split between the
Kennel Club Charitable Trust and the Finnish Lapphund Club
Companion Dog Show's chosen charity. There is no need to
enter in advance, just simply turn up on the day.
Your Dog magazine is the media sponsor of the competition for the
fourth 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.