Keswick Scruffs 2017 was a huge success, a fabulous day was had by all. The overall Best in Show was Barley, a French Bulldog owned by Cheryl Hall. The next Scruffs is SUNDAY 1st JULY 2018. Put it in your diaries NOW!
Keswick Scruffs Fun Dog Show is to celebrate that Keswick has won the Kennel Club’s most dog friendly town in the UK 4 times! The show is part of the Keswick Festival which runs from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018. To find out all the latest news join us on Facebook.
Entry into the show field is free. Programmes are available the week before or at any of the festival events. Please support next years’ Scruffs and Festival by making a donation.
Below are the classes for 2018 along with the class sponsors and prizes. This year we have two sponsors per class. The red rosette winner and the wooden bone winner will win the sponsors prizes with the red rosette winner having first choice.
Show closes for another year. Please leave any feedback on our facebook page. Thank you everyone for supporting Keswick Scruffs and we hope you have fun.
Below are the categories for 2018. Entry is £3 per class.
|1||Best Veteran||Derwent PhotographyDistinctive Pencil Drawings||Shoot & picture worth £125Bespoke drawing worth £500|
|2||Best Female Puppy||Keswick GroomersKeswick Kennels||50% discount on full groomHuge Doggy Hamper|
|3||Best Male Puppy||Ye Olde FriarsHair of the Dog Grooming||Confectionery Hamper£40 voucher|
|4||Best Dog & Child||Cafe WestParking Infrastructure||£50 voucher£50 cash|
|5||Most Handsome Dog - Pedigree||Golden LionMrs F’s Fine Food Emporium||2 course meal for 2Afternoon Tea for two|
|6||Cutest Bitch - Pedigree||Castlerigg Hall Caravan ParkKeswick Tourism Association||2 nights stay in camping pod£50 worth LD£|
|7||Best Trick||Lake District HotelsSaNook Ethical Gifts & Accessories||Afternoon Tea for 2 at LodoreIndian tapestry, candle & shoulder bag|
|8||Waggiest Tail||Keswick ReminderKeswick Post Office||£50 voucher£50 Gift Card|
|9||Best Fancy Dress||Necessary AngelLaura in the Lakes||Pendant & earrings worth £87Champagne picnic for 4|
|10||Smiliest Dog||Lakeland Dog WalkerLakeland Mountain Guides||Ruffwear products worth £60£50 voucher|
|11||Best Biscuit Catcher||FishersJaspers||Ruffwear harness, lead & bowl£50 voucher|
|12||Most Appealing Eyebrows||Keswick Boot CoSquare Orange||£50 voucher2 Pizzas & 2 Pints|
|13||Most Handsome Dog - Cross Breed||George HotelThe Chalet||£40 voucher£50 voucher|
|14||Cutest Bitch - Cross Breed||Archipelago Choice HolidaysHope Park Games & Cafe||Hamper of Portuguese goodiesGame pitch n’ putt for 4|
|Overall Scruffs Best in Show||Podgy Paws Pet Shop in association with Ezydog. Trophy donated by the 11 o.clock club in memory of Harry Winter.||Ezydog Zero shock short lead, zero shock long lead, Convert harness, Double up collar, Element dog coat, Ezydog backpack or Life jacket. Value in region of £180|
|Dogtathlon||Keswick Hotel||Dinner for 4 with bottle of wine|
|Small Terrier Racing||KE Adventure Travel||Half case of wine|
Reasonable precautions have been made by the organisers to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved with this event. Please remember that you are responsible at all times for the behaviour and the safety of your children and your dogs. You should also follow any instructions given during the event by the organisers and their delegated officials.
Approximately half of the places can be entered before the day at Podgy Paws Pet Shop, Keswick. Pre entry can only be done by going into the shop, unfortunately no entries can be taken over the phone or online. Cost of entry is £3 per class and this is non-refundable. Your stickers, which are proof of entry into the class on the day, will be ready for you to collect at the registration tent on the morning of Keswick Scruffs.
A number of entries will be held back for those who wish to enter on the day. It is strictly on a first come first served basis. Registration opens at 10.00am. Cost of entry is £3 per class which is non-refundable.
All dogs to be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Any dog deemed to be out of control or of risk to others will be asked to leave the show ground.
Please be respectful of the show venue and always clear up after your dog.
Where classes are age-specific (e.g. Puppy, Veteran etc), the specified ranges must be adhered to.
Please do not bring bitches in season to the show.
Children must be kept under control and supervised by an adult at all times. Please ensure children don’t approach dogs without permission.
Before attempting to stroke any dog, always ask the owner’s permission, and respect their response. If the owner says it’s OK, approach the dog slowly and gently - avoid sudden, unexpected movements, and never run or ride bicycles/scooters/skateboards etc, or shout or scream in the vicinity of dogs.
Please make sure that no dog is brought to any show which has contracted or has been knowingly exposed to any infectious or contagious disease during the 21 days prior to the show, or is suffering from a condition which adversely affects its health or welfare.
DOGS IN CARS ON HOT DAYS:
Your dog is vulnerable and AT RISK if left in a vehicle in high temperatures and even on days considered as slightly warm. Please take care of your dog.
When at the show, never leave your dog in the vehicle.
IF YOUR DOG IS FOUND TO BE AT RISK, FORCIBLE ENTRY TO YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE NECESSARY WITHOUT LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED.
The show has been organised by a group of volunteers. This is our fifth Fun Dog Show for Keswick. We hope all people and dogs have fun! We will welcome constructive feed back after the show and thank everyone for supporting Keswick Scruffs!
Keswick Town Council, Podgy Paws and the organisers of Scruffs, would like to thank the following for their contribution in making Scruffs 2018 a reality: Ezydog, McKanes printers, Keswick Signs, Keswick Cricket Club and all the class sponsors.
PLEASE REMEMBER - DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN CARS ON WARM DAYS.
The main bus stop/station area in Keswick is next to Booths supermarket. From there walk towards Podgy Paws, right at the mini roundabout, then cross the road and go up Stanger Street to the end. Turn right and go over the metal foot bridge over the river into Fitz Park.
The following are some of the car parks which are handy for Fitz Park - Football Club in the Hospital Field (Crosthwaite Road, near the hospital), Pencil Museum (Southey Industrial Estate CA12 5NG), Rawnsley Centre (Main Street, CA12 5NP), Keswick Rugby Club. If parking at Pencil Museum, Rawnsley Centre or Rugby Club, walk towards town centre, turn first left onto Stanger Street, walk up to the top and turn right then cross the foot bridge over the river and into Fitz Park.
Fitz Park is in the centre of Keswick, near the Leisure Pool and the Keswick Country House Hotel. Parking on the road side next to the park is a disk area and restricted to 1 hour. Fitz Park is next to a river and there is an access point to the water where dogs can cool down if necessary.