Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is being held at Felmersham Village Show.
Dogs and owners competing at the heat on Saturday, June 28 have the chance 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.
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.
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 Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas in action.”
The village show will also feature spectacular dog display teams, and entertaining fun and games.
Registration for the competition starts from noon and the competition begins at 1.30pm. 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 Felmersham Village Show’s chosen charity. There is no need to enter in advance, just simply turn up on the day.
For more information on the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, visit www.scruffts.org.uk. For more information about the Felmersham Village Show, visit: http://www.scrufftsfelmersham.co.uk/