Keswick Scruffs Fun Dog Show is to celebrate that Keswick has won the Kennel Club’s most dog friendly town in the UK 5 times! The show is brought to you by Keswick Town Council and Podgy Paws Pet Shop. To find out all the latest news join us on Facebook and Instagram.
Entry into the show field is free. We pre sell half the class places from Monday 12th June at Podgy Paws, sorry we cannot take online or telephone entries. The remaining places are sold on the day on a first come, first served basis. CASH ONLY please as we don’t have a card machine at the show field.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a County Cricket match being played on the cricket pitch adjacent to the show field.
Below is the timetable. Entry is £3 per class (CASH ONLY, we don’t have a card machine). Half the class entries are pre-sold from Monday 12th June at Podgy Paws, the remaining places are sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the Registration Tent which opens at 10am.
Show closes for another year. Thank you everyone for supporting Keswick Scruffs and we hope you have fun. Please feel free to post your pictures on Keswick Scruffs facebook and Instagram pages.
We will also post all the winner photographs on our facebook page. We are very grateful to our photographer, Chris Seamen (https://www.chrisseamanphotography.co.uk/) and his wife Kim who kindly donate their time for free.
Below are the classes and sponsors for 2023. There will be 4 rosettes awarded per class. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. There is also the much coveted ‘Wooden Bone’ award for the dog that ‘didn’t win but at least I was noticed!’
|1||Best Veteran||Cafe West||£50 voucher|
|2||Best Female Puppy||Keswick Groomers||Puppy Groom|
|3||Best Male Puppy||Borrowdale Hotel||3 Course lunch for 2|
|4||Best Dog & Child||Friars Chocolate Shop||Hamper of Sweets|
|5||Most Handsome Dog - Pedigree||Keswick Boot Co||£50 voucher|
|6||Cutest Bitch - Pedigree||Lucy Pittaway||Mounted Dog Print|
|7||Best Trick||HNW Cafe||£25 voucher & Doggy Treats|
|8||Waggiest Tail||Castlerigg Hall||2 night stay in family pod|
|9||Best Fancy Dress||Cafe Hope||Afternoon tea for 2|
|10||Smiliest Dog||The Chalet||£50 voucher|
|11||Best Biscuit Catcher||Fell & Tarn Hampers||Doggy Hamper|
|12||Most Appealing Eyebrows||Jaspers Cafes||£50 voucher|
|13||Most Handsome Dog - Cross Breed||Lakeland Retreats||£100 voucher|
|14||Cutest Bitch - Cross Breed||Thea’s Lakeland Walks||Doggy Hamper|
|Dogtathlon||Archipelago Choice Holidays||Chocolate Goodies|
|Dachshund Race||Keswick Cottages||£50 voucher|
|Overall Scruffs Best in Show||Podgy Paws||A selection of quality dog accessories|
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. CASH ONLY please as we don’t have a card machine at the show field.
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 will be our seventh 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 2022 a reality: HurttaOnline.co.uk, Chris Seamen Photography, Keswick Print, 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.