Buckinghamshire’s dogs are getting ready once more, as the Hearing Dogs Summer Show returns to the Grange, Saunderton this weekend, with the popular nationwide Scruffts competition.
Taking place on Sunday, 16th September, the Scruffts heat, sponsored by James Wellbeloved, will give crossbreed dogs at the Show, their moment to shine, socialise and have fun as they enter the ring to compete for the title of Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year. This year new media partner Your Dogs magazine is also on-board offering a free 12 month subscription to the popular dog magazine to the winner who will then go on to compete in the Scruffts heats final at the Discover Dogs event at Earls Court, London in November.
Last year twelve year old Lily Ellis and her dog Stella from Bracknell won the Child’s Best Friend class at the Show, qualifying them for the heat final at Discover Dogs, where they met with celebrity judges Antony Head of Merlin fame and Sarah Hadland from Miranda.
The Scruffts competition celebrates the love, companionship and often heroic stories of our nation’s crossbreed dogs, and it raises money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. The fun competition is also great for socialising dogs and getting to meet other dog lovers in your area.
a dog into Scruffts costs just £1 per class and all entry money goes to
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.
There are four classes to enter:
• Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog 6 months – 7years
• Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch 6 months – 7 years
• Child’s Best Friend* 6 months – 12 years
• Golden Oldie 8 years plus
* handled by a young person between 6 and 16 years of age inclusively.
The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’s Summer Show is re-scheduled from its June 17th date after it had to be cancelled due to the bad weather at the time.
For more information on the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, please visit www.scruffts.org.uk. For further information about the Hearing Dogs Summer Show visit: http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/events/hearing-do... or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
13th September 2012
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Notes to Editors
• The Kennel Club organises the national Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, which is sponsored by James Wellbeloved.
• The heat final of the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition will be held at Discover Dogs in London, which takes place on November 10th-11th 2012 the search for the overall winner will take place at Crufts 2013.
• Entry fees for Scruffts go directly to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust which funds a wide variety of work ranging from scientific and research grants to welfare initiatives, all of which are giving dogs healthier and happier lives.
• The Kennel Club has registered crossbreed dogs for over 50 years through the Activity Register or Companion Dog Club.
• James Wellbeloved is a leading manufacturer of natural, hypoallergenic foods for dogs (and cats).
• James Wellbeloved foods use only pure, natural ingredients, and contain no added artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
• Foods are available in Puppy, Adult and Senior/Light versions.
• The James Wellbeloved range also includes cereal-free kibble for sensitive dogs, and James Wellbeloved Pouches, a tasty wet food for use alone or as a topping to James Wellbeloved dry foods.
• The James Wellbeloved treats range includes Pure Incentives, CrackerJacks, MiniJacks and cereal-free versions.
• James Wellbeloved dry foods are manufactured in the UK.
The Kennel Club
The Kennel Club is the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.
It runs the country’s largest registration database for both pedigree and crossbreed dogs and the Petlog database, which is the UK’s largest reunification service for microchipped animals. The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme is the only scheme in the UK that monitors and sets standards for breeders, in order to protect the welfare of puppies and breeding bitches. It also runs the UK’s largest dog training programme, the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme and licenses shows and clubs across a wide range of activities, which help dog owners to bond and enjoy life with their dogs. The Kennel Club runs the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, and the Discover Dogs event at Earls Court, London, which is a fun family day out that educates people about how to buy responsibly and care for their dog.
The Kennel Club invests in welfare campaigns, dog training and education programmes and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which supports research into dog diseases and dog welfare charities, including Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations that re-home dogs throughout the UK. The Kennel Club jointly runs health screening schemes with the British Veterinary Association and through the Charitable Trust, funds the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust, which is at the forefront of pioneering research into dog health.