Fun Dog Shows

BREAKING NEWS…. Britain’s Ultimate Underdog (BH Monday)

We are excited to announce that actress and presenter Caroline Quentin will be
attending the ‘All about Dogs Show’ this May Bank Holiday Monday. She is
undertaking a nationwide search for the UK’s most unique, one-of-a-kind, stand out
in a crowd dogs to compete in Britain’s Ultimate Underdog category on May 1st. This
will be filmed and broadcast on ITV1 later this year.

Caroline is holding her own competition ‘Britain’s Ultimate Underdog’ at the All About Dogs
Show and is inviting owners of unique dogs to enter and supporters to cheer from the sidelines.
She will be picking the winner of her competition on the day and two runners up with
the help of two fellow judges.

Frank Kane the prestigious Crufts Judge of ‘Best in Show’ will be there to help Caroline
decide on a winner alongside Bev Nicholson whose dog ‘Mugly’ shot to fame in 2012 when
he won the competition, World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest in California.

This programme is a fun loving, warm-hearted documentary about how the nation’s pet
owners love their animals no matter what they look like. Caroline is touring Britain to find the
most unique looking dogs in the nation. Whether they’re a scruffy rescue dog or a dog that
stands out in the crowd, we want to celebrate dogs that are all shapes and sizes. This show is
not mean-spirited or meaning to mock – it will be a very celebratory programme.

We think all dogs are beautiful and deserve to be loved and adored – not just the pretty

If Caroline and the judges pick you as a winner, you need to be ready and willing to jet out
to California [expenses paid] with the film crew and Caroline to take part in ‘World’s Ugliest
Dog® Contest’. The competition is 23rd June. The winner of World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest
gets $1500 and a trip to NYC courtesy of World’s Ugliest Dog®

The World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest has been running for the past 28 years and the majority of
dogs have been rescues. This competition has done a lot to raise awareness for rescue dogs,
and that no matter their physical appearance, these animals are loving companions.



Fun Dog Show 1

(all proceeds go to the Retired Greyhound Trust)

Registration 10am – 12pm at the show Retired Greyhound Trust registration desk.  
Classes start at 12:30pm
Prize rosettes for top 3 in each class – winner in each classes qualifies for Best in Show 2017 (click here for info)


  1. Best Crossbreed
  2. Best Puppy (under 12 months)
  3. Best Veteran (over 7 years)
  4. Sweetest Eyes
  5. Junior Handler
  6. Prettiest Bitch
  7. Waggiest Tail
  8. Scruffiest Pooch
  9. Fancy Dress
  10. Prettiest Dog
  11. Dog who looks most like Owner
  12. Best Rescue
  13. Dog judge wants to take home
  14. Essex’s Got Talent (tricks & skills)
  15. Best In Show (winners from class 1 – 4)


Fun Dog Show 2

(all proceeds go to the German Shepherd Elite)

Registration 10am – 12pm at the show German Shepherd Elite registration desk.  
Classes start at 12:30pm
Prize rosettes for top 3 in each class – winner in each classes qualifies for Best in Show 2017 (click here for info)
CLICK HERE to download registration form (print and bring to show to register)


  1. Best Condition (12:30pm)
  2. Bad Hair Day (12:45pm)
  3. The Odd Bunch (13:00pm)
  4. Heinz 57 (13:15pm)
  5. Best Child Handler (13:30pm)
  6. Cutest Pup (13:45pm)
  7. Best Rescue (14:00pm)
  8. Prettiest Bitch (14:15pm)
  9. Most Handsome Dog (14:30pm)
  10. Waggiest Tail (14:45pm)
  11. Best Fancy Dress (15:00pm)
  12. Best Trick (15:15pm)


Scruffts Qualifying Heat

The first qualifier for Scruffts 2017 will take place on Sunday 30th April in the Scruffts Ring. 

Registration from 10am
Judging starts at 12:30pm
Entry £2 per class (money raised goes to each heats chosen charity and Kennel Club Charitable Trust)


  1. Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog (6 months – 8 years)
  2. Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch (6 months – 8 years)
  3. Childs Best Driend* (6 months – 12 years)
  4. Golden Oldie Crossbreed (8 years +)
  5. Best Crossbreed Rescue
  6. GCDS Crossbreed Class (for entrants that have a GCDS certificate at any level)


*handled by a young person between the ages of 6 and 16
** times and classes may vary on day