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 4 years. The show is part of the Keswick Festival which runs from the Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th June 2016. 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 the future Keswick Scruffs show by buying a programme.
Below is the time table of events for 2016. Please ensure you are at the correct ring and ready for your class 10 minutes before hand.
Keswick Scruffs Best in Show 2015 (all categories winners from the classes - excluding the races and Dogtathalon)
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 association with Ezydog and is Ezydog accessories to the approximate value of £180.
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, sponsors and prizes for 2016. Entry is £3 per class. A dog can enter a maximum of 3 classes.
|Dog with the most appealing eyebrows||Keswick Boot Company||£50 voucher for Keswick Boot Company|
|Dog with longest ears||Parking Infrastructure UK||£50|
|Dog with the waggiest tail||Keswick Reminder||£50 voucher for Reminder shop|
|Best Fancy Dress dog||Necessary Angel||To be announced|
|Smiliest Dog||Open all Hours||£50 Retail Vouchers|
|Happiest dog and owner||Cotswolds||To be announced|
|Best 6 legs||Golden Lion||Meal for two and a bottle of wine|
|Cutest Bitch||Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping park||2 night stay in a camping pod|
|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||The Square Orange||Pizza and a bottle of wine for 2|
|Dog most like its owner||The George Hotel||Meal for 2 and a bottle of wine|
|Best female puppy||Archipelago||£50 Hamper from the Azores|
|Best male puppy||Ye Olde Friars||£50 hamper of sweets|
|Best Biscuit Catcher||Ruffwear||To be announced|
|Best Trick||Lake District Hotels||£40 voucher for Brossen steakhouse|
|Best mismatched pair||Mrs F’s fine food Emporium||Luxury afternoon tea for 4|
|Best Extraordinary dog (physically disabled or otherwise challenged)||Podgy Paws Pet Shop||£40 voucher for Podgy Paws and a hamper of health treats|
|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 (small terriers)||Choice Hotels (Keswick Hotel)||Dinner for 4 with 2 bottles of wine|
|‘Terrier’ Racing (large terriers)||Casa Bella||dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine|
|‘Sheepdog’ Racing||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||KE travel||Case of good 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. Programmes will also be available at Podgy Paws, Keswick Boot Company and Vanilla in Market Square, Keswick.
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 £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 third 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 and the organisers of Scruffs would like to thank the following for their contribution in making Scruffs 2016 a reality: McKanes printers & The Keswick Reminder, Keswick Signs and Keswick Cricket Club.
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.