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 2 years. The show is part of the Keswick Festival which runs from the 22nd June to 29th June 2014. To find out all the latest news join us on Facebook.
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.
Classes 9A and 9B
Chosen from all the category winners, the Best in Show will win the ‘Harry Winter Memorial Trophy’ presented by the 11 o’clock club. Judged by Rosemary Kemp. The prize is sponsored by Podgy Paws Pet Shop of Keswick in association with Ezdog and is Ezydog accessories to the approximate value of £180.
Below are the categories, sponsors and prizes. Entry is £2 per class. A dog can enter a maximum of 3 classes. Please ensure you don’t enter any classes with the same number as they are being judged at the same time, ie. 2A and 2B
|1A||Dog with the most appealing eyebrows||Amadorn Press||Signed copies of all of Paul Buttle’s book and £20 book token|
|1B||Dog with the shortest legs||Casa Bella||Two course meal and bottle of house wine for two at Casa Bella.|
|2A||Best behaved dog||KE Travel||Case of 12 bottles of wine.|
|2B||Dog with longest ears||LUNCH||$100|
|3A||Dog with the waggiest tail||Vanilla||£50 voucher for Vanilla|
|3B||Best fancy dressed dog||Cafe Hope||£50 voucher to be spent at Cafe Hope or Fitz Park|
|4A||Dog with the longest tail||Rooms 36||Romantic night for two, B&B at Rooms 36.|
|4B||Smiliest Dog||Open all Hours||£50 voucher for Open all Hours|
|5A||Happiest Dog and Owner||Mr Vikkis||10 weeks supply of curry and rice (1 per week) at the Mr Vikki stall at Keswick market|
|5B||The best six legs (dog and owner)||Ye Olde Friars||Large hamper of confectionary|
|6A||Cutest Dog||Parking Infrastructure Services UK||£50 voucher for Vanilla|
|6B||Naughtiest Dog||Keswick Boot Company||Hunter Wellies worth £85|
|7A||Best outdoor dressed dog||Cotswolds||Ruffwear backpack worth £150 and travel bowl for runner up.|
|7B||Best veteran (9yrs +)||Derwent Photography||Voucher for a photo shoot and 16x12 mounted art print, worth £175|
|8A||Scruffiest dog||The Necessary Angel||Britannia silver ‘Shell’ pendant and earrings worth £110|
|8B||Best Dog and Child (under 11)||Cafe West||£50 voucher for Cafe West in Keswick Museum & Art Gallery|
|9A||Dog with longest tongue||Keswick Country House Hotel||One night dinner, bed and breakfast at the Keswick Country House Hotel|
|9B||Best ‘bad hair’ day||Keswick Accountants||Jeroboam of champagne|
|10A||Dog with the best howling performance||Theatre by the Lake||Family ticket for the Christmas show - Peter Pan|
|10B||Dog that looks most like its owner||The George Hotel||Meal for two plus wine at The George|
|11A||Best Puppy (up to 12mths)||Cumbrian Cottages||£100 voucher for holiday cottage hire|
|11B||Dog looks most like its name||Keswick Reminder||£50 voucher printing, advertising or in the Keswick Reminder Shop|
|12A||Best biscuit catcher (sitting down!)||Lake District Hotels www.lakedistricthotels.net||24hr doggy holiday for dog and 2 adults dinner, bed & breakfast at The Borrowdale Hotel. Fluffy cushion, bonios & cuddly toy at bedtime!|
|12B||Dog with the best trick||Square Orange||Pizzas for two and a bottle of wine in the Square Orange|
|n/a||Overall Scruffs winner||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|
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 by completing an entry form available from the shop. 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. PRE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT PODGY PAWS! Programmes are also available to buy at Podgy Paws, Lunch sandwich shop, 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 on a first come first served basis. Registration opens at 10am. Cost of entry is £2 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. It is (hopefully) the inaugural 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, Keswick Cricket Club & Matthew Airey,
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) £3 all day. Pencil Museum (Southey Industrial Estate CA12 5NG) £4 all day. Rawnsley Centre (Main Street, CA12 5NP) £4 for 5 hrs or £5.50 for 10hrs. Keswick Rugby Club £3 all day. 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.