Durham Scruffts’ Chance To Qualify For Crufts

Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for top dogs from Durham as it comes to the Durham County Show at the East Durham College on 12th July.

Dogs and owners competing at the heat are hoping to make it through to the semi-finals, held at Discover Dogs at London's Earls Court in November, and from there six lucky crossbreed dogs will qualify for Crufts 2015. 

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 initiatives.

"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 Durham and the surrounding areas in action."

The Durham County Show is held on 12thJuly featuring everything from spectacular dog display teams to entertaining fun and games.

Registration for the competition starts from 11am 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 Durham County 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 third 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.


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