Scruffts competition comes to Newbury & Newark


Scruffts is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition and this year the first round of the Scruffts Heats will be coming to the All About Dogs Show Newbury and Newark!

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 1st August and Newark on Sunday 5th September 2021.

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

• 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


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