Next Keswick Scruffs is on Sunday 21st June 2015

A FUN DOG SHOW FOR EVERY DOG!

Introduction to Keswick Scruffs

Fitz Park, Keswick on Sunday 21st June 2015 Opens at 10am and entry into the show field is FREE!

Keswick Scruffs Fun Dog Show is to celebrate that Keswick has won the Kennel Club’s most dog friendly town in the UK for the past 3 years. The show is part of the Keswick Festival which runs from the 21st to 28th June 2015. To find out all the latest news join us on Facebook.

Entry into the show field is free. Programmes are available to buy on the day for £1. Please support the future Keswick Scruffs show by buying a programme.

SHOW SPONSORS

Podgy Paws
Ezy Dog

WHAT’S ON

Below is the estimated timetable of the days events. Please ensure you are at the correct ring and ready for your class 10 minutes before hand.

What's on

10:00am
  • Show Opens! On-the-day entries will be taken all day on a strictly first come, first served basis. Any pre-registrations to collect their entry stickers from the Registration tent.
from 11:30am
  • Class 1A Best veteran
  • Class 1B Best female puppy (bet 6 and 12 months)
  • Class 2A Best male puppy (bet 6 and 12 months)
12:30pm
  • Obedience Classes Open
  • Sheepdogs and Duck herding
from 12:30pm
  • Class 2B Longest ears
  • Class 3A Waggiest tail
  • Class 3B Happiest dog and owner
  • Class 4A Best 6 legs
  • Class 4B Best mismatched pair
  • Class 5A Most appealing eyebrows
  • Class 5B Dog most like its owner
  • Class 6A Most extraordinary dog
  • Class 6B Best biscuit catcher
2pm
  • Dogtathlon Part 1
From 2.30pm
  • Class 7A Cutest bitch
  • Class 7B Most Handsome Dog
  • Class 8A Smiliest dog

From 3pm
  • Racing Cat 1
  • Racing Cat 2
  • Racing Cat 3

Please note: All breeds of dog can enter the racing and they will be split into three groups according to size

From 3.30pm
  • Class 8B Scruffiest Dog
  • Class 9A Best fancy dress dog
  • Class 9B Best Dog and Child
  • Class 10A Best Trick
4pm
  • Obedience Classes close
  • Dogtathlon Part 2
4.30pm

Keswick Scruffs Best in Show 2015

Chosen from all the category winners, the Best in Show will win the ‘Harry Winter Memorial Trophy’ presented by the 11 o.clock club. The prize is sponsored by Podgy Paws Pet Shop of Keswick in associating with Ezydog and is Ezydog accessories to the approximate value of £180.

5pm

Show closes for another year. Please leave any feedback on our facebook page. Thank you everyone.

CATEGORIES

Below are the categories, sponsors and prizes for 2015. Entry is £2 per class. A dog can enter a maximum of 3 classes.

Event Categories

CLASS CATEGORY SPONSOR PRIZE
Dog with the most appealing eyebrows Keswick Reminder £50 voucher for the Reminder Shop
Dog with longest ears Parking Infrastructure UK £50
Dog with the waggiest tail Cumbria Cottages £100 off CC booking
Best Fancy Dress dog Necessary Angel Silver amethyst pendant worth £175
Smiliest Dog Open all Hours £50 voucher for Open all Hours
Happiest dog and owner Cotswolds Ruffwear travel bag worth £74.95
Best 6 legs Lake District Hotels Tea for 2 at the Borrowdale (for owners & Dog!)
Cutest Bitch Ye Olde Friars chocolate shop Large hamper of confectionary
Most Handsome Dog Vanilla £50 voucher for vanilla
Best veteran dog Derwent Photography £175 voucher for shoot & mounted print
Best dog and child Cafe West £50 voucher at Cafe West
Scruffiest Dog Choice Hotels Dinner, B&B at the Keswick Hotel
Dog most like its owner The Square Orange Pizza and bottle of wine for 2
Best female puppy The George Hotel Meal for 2 and a bottle of wine
Best male puppy The Keswick Boot Company £50 voucher
Best Biscuit Catcher Ruffwear Ruffwear travel bag worth £74.95
Best Trick KE travel Case of good wine
Best mismatched pair The Golden Lion Meal for 2 and a bottle of wine
Best Extraordinary dog (physically disabled or otherwise challenged) Podgy Paws Pet Shop £50 voucher for Podgy Paws
Overall Scruffs Best in Show Podgy Paws Pet Shop in association with Ezydog. Trophy donated by the 11 o.clock 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
‘Terrier’ Racing (however all breeds allowed!) Castlerigg Hall Caravan Park 2 nights free camping for a family of 4 anytime
‘Terrier’ Racing (all breeds allowed!) Mrs f’s fine food emporium Luxury afternoon tea for 4
‘Terrier’ Racing (all breeds allowed!) Theatre by the Lake 2 free tickets for the summer season
Obedience Classes Gill Brinicombe Lots of lovely rosettes and trophies to be won
Dogtathlon Pieroth Wine Merchants 6 bottles of good wine

SHOW INFORMATION

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.

    PRE-REGISTRATION - Open on 1st June 2015

    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 £2 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. Programmes will also be available to buy at Podgy Paws, Keswick Boot Company and Vanilla in Market Square, Keswick.

    ENTRY - ON THE DAY

    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 10am. Cost of entry is £2 per class which is non-refundable.

    COMPETITION INFORMATION

    • Rosettes awarded 1st to 4th place for every class.
    • Class winner wins the sponsors prize for that class. No cash alternative.
    • Runner up in each class will win an Ezydog product.
    • Overall scruffs winner, selected from the class winners, will win the Harry Winter Memorial Trophy, Ezydog products to the approx value of £180 and the ‘Best in Show’ rosette … plus the prestige of being Keswick Scruffs overall winner!!
    • Runner up will receive ‘Reserve Best in Show’ rosette.
    • Judges decision is final.

    SHOW RULES

    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 second 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 the first Keswick Scruffs!

    Keswick Town Council and the organisers of Scruffs would like to thank the following for their contribution in making Scruffs 2014 a reality: McKanes printers & The Keswick Reminder, Keswick Signs and Keswick Cricket Club.

CONTACT US

If you require more information or wish to ask any questions,
please contact us via Facebook or telephone Keswick Town Council on 017687 73607

HOW TO GET THERE

PLEASE REMEMBER - DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN CARS ON WARM DAYS.

By Bus
BY BUS

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.

By Car
BY CAR

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.

By Paw
BY PAW

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.

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