The Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, which is exclusively supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved, is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition. The 2017 heats attracted over 1,300 dogs, all hoping to be recognised as the crossbreed with that extra special something. The heats also raised nearly £4,000 for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and each event’s chosen charity.
Jack, a Shih Tzu/Maltese cross came into 16 year-old Young Kennel Club (YKC) member Josie Baldwin’s life five years ago. Josie, who has wanted a dog for many years, was finally allowed one so long as she trained him properly. After choosing Jack, Josie began training him at the Happy Hound Puppy and Dog Training club in Kent. Shortly after attending puppy classes she began taking him to Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS) classes, where she achieved her bronze, silver and gold awards. She also competes in competitive obedience and agility with Jack.
This year’s Scruffts competition attracted over 1,300 crossbreeds and their owners, but just six made it all the way to win a place in the final at Crufts for the ‘Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year’ competition.
This year’s finalists were:
Scruffts is back for 2018/19 and the heats are now LIVE! With 13 heats below and 2 more to be confirmed, we hope to see you and your dog at one of the shows this year! See below for a full list of heats:
|All About Dogs – Newbury||Newbury Showground, Hermitage, Thatcham||15th April|
|All About Dogs – Newark||Newark Showground, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY||22nd April|
|Bath Championship Show||Three Shires Field, Bannerdown, Bath BA1 8EG||26th May|
|All About Dogs – Essex||Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex||28th May|
|Great North Dog Walk (South Shields)||The Leas, South Shields, NE33 2JH||3rd June|
|Just Dogs Live- Peterborough||Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground||7th July|
|Beths Dog Show||Greenways Field, A20 London Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5AN||21st July|
|Bark in the Park, (Co Down N.Ireland)||Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down, N. Ireland, BT19 1JT||21st July|
|Gables Farm Open Day (Plymouth)||204 Merafield Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UQ||28th July|
|CountryFile Live||Blenheim Palace||4th & 5th August|
|International Agility Festival (Corby)||Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire||11th August|
|Scottish Kennel Club (SKC – Edinburgh)||Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston House, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB||25th August|
|Manchester Family Pet Show||Event City, Manchester||7th & 8th October|
If you would like to register your interest for Scruffts 2018/19, click the button below to visit the Crufts website to find out more.