Scruffts classes confirmed at Newbury, Newark and Hylands Park All About Dogs Shows


Scruffts is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition and this year the first round of the Scruffts Heats will be coming to THREE All About Dogs Shows in Newbury, Newark and Hylands Park!

In search of crossbreeds with that extra something special, Scruffts is open to crossbreed dogs over the age of six months, with Scruffts rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class.

This year there are four classes to enter including:

• Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog 6 months – 8 years
• Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch 6 months – 8 years
• Golden Oldie Crossbreed 8 years or over
• GCDS Crossbreed Class (for entrants that have a GCDS certificate at any level)


The Scruffts Heats will take place at the Newbury show on Sunday 17th April, Newark on Sunday 24th April and Hylands Park on Sunday 1st May 2022.

Registration will be from 11am at both events and judging will commence at 12.30pm. Entry to each class is £2.



• Scruffts is a competition for crossbreed dogs only. (As of 1st April 2016, The Kennel Club has recognised the Jack Russell Terrier as a pedigree breed. Therefore Jack Russell Terriers who are fully registered with The Kennel Club will not be eligible for Scruffts)

• Dogs must be over 6 months of age to enter a Scruffts class

• 1st place winners in each class are eligible for the semi final at Crufts

• Dogs over 12 years of age who wish to enter the class golden oldie will be subject to the show organisers’ discretion

• Under the law docked dogs are not permitted to enter Scruffts

• Scruffts rosettes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. However, in the event of a 1st place winner not being able to attend the final, or having already qualified, then 2nd place winners will be invited to attend in their place

• Classes may be restricted to 40 per class, dependent on show organisers/ring programmes or other factors, including the weather

•  No dog present in the Scruffts competition should ever have been subject to a Court Control Order or a Contingent Destruction Order under the Dogs Act 1871 or the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. The dog owner may be required to assist The Kennel Club in verification of this aspect from time to time.


If you have any queries, please call the Scruffts hotline number (01296 318540 ext. 320), which is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, please email



Click here to read how last year’s All About Dogs Show Newbury Scruffts finalist went on to win Scruffts at Crufts 2022 – and how we could be seeing you at Crufts 2023!

Hazel French and Assistance Dog Questa winning the Scruffts GCDS Crossbreed Class at the All About Dogs Show Newbury in July 2021 (top left). Hazel French and Questa winning Scruffts at Crufts in March 2022 (right). Questa with her rosettes and awards (bottom left).