Next Keswick Scruffs is on Sunday 25th June 2017


Introduction to Keswick Scruffs

The show has been and gone for 2016. A fabulous day was had by all. The overall Best in Show was Skye, a staffordshire Bull Terrier owned by Michael and Callum Sutton. The next Scruffs is SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2017. Put it in your diaries NOW!

Fitz Park, Keswick on Sunday 25th June 2017. 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 4 years on the trot. The show is part of the Keswick Festival which runs from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 2017. 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.


Podgy Paws
Ezy Dog


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.

What's on

  • Show Opens! On-the-day entries will be taken all day on a strictly first come, first served basis. If you have pre registered at Podgy Paws pet shop before the event you need to collect your entry stickers from the Registration tent on the day.

  • Throughout the day Joggy Doggy will be doing a free ‘have a go’ at Cannicross which is the popular sport of running with your dog. Come and have a look, there’s more to it than you think!
from 11:30am
  • Class 1A Most Appealing eyebrows
  • Class 1B Smiliest Dog
  • Class 2A Cutest Bitch
  • Class 2B Best Male Puppy (bet 3 and 12 months old)
  • Class 3A Best Veteran (over 10 years old)
  • Class 3B Best Female Puppy (bet 3 and 12 months old)
  • Class 4A Happiest Dog and Owner
  • Demonstration by the Killiebrae Sheepdogs
from 1pm
  • Class 4B Most extraordinary Dog
  • Class 5A Waggiest Tail
  • Class 5B Best Six Legs
  • Class 6A Scruffiest Dog
  • Class 6B Best Biscuit Catcher
  • Class 7A Best Mismatched Pair
  • Dogtathlon / Obstacle course (Shortest time wins, one run per entry fee)
  • Police Dog Demonstration - With PC Chris Morgan and PC Johnny Mann

  • Race 1 - Small Terriers.
  • Race 2 - Large Terriers.
  • Race 3 - Sheepdogs.
  • Class 7B Longest Ears
  • Class 8A Best Fancy Dress
  • Class 8B Most Handsome Dog
  • Class 9A Best Dog and Child
  • Class 9B Dog Most Like its Owner
  • Class 10A Best Trick
  • Obedience Classes close
  • Dogtathlon Part 2

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 and consists of a variety of 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.

Event Categories

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 healthy 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.

    PRE-REGISTRATION - Open on 1st June 2016

    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.


    • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


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



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

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

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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