Sammi, a five-year-old Bichon Frize cross, was named “Good Citizen” in the regional trials of Scruffts, the Kennel Club’s annual crossbreeding competition.
Sammi, owned by Rowan Carter of Aylesbury, will then compete in the semi-finals held at the world’s most famous dog show, Crufts, in 2022.
The sixth and final Scruffts round took place at ExCeL London as part of the Discover Dogs event last weekend. The competition drew crosses and owners from across the Southeast, only four of whom made it to the next stage. The winners of the semi-final will now have the chance to participate in the final, also at Crufts 2022.
Speaking of their win, Rowan said: “We are really happy to have won the round. Sammi loves the environment and can’t wait to compete at Crufts and get even more sausages for being such a good boy.
Outside the ring, Sammi and Rowan also compete in agility, tailgating to music, obedience and rallying.
The Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year contest, exclusively supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved, is open to all crossbreed and mixed-breed dogs of all shapes and sizes over the age of six months.
The judge for the day was dog judge, Gerald King, who had the difficult decision of choosing just one winner in the Good Citizen Dog Scheme class.
Other winners included:
Most handsome crossbreed dog: Frank, four, the crossbreed, owned by Wendy Halling of Bedford
Cutest female cross: Wilma, eight, the Springer Spaniel/Jack Russell Terrier cross, owned by Rachel Hukin of Bedford
Golden Oldie Crossbreed: 10-year-old Teddy Bear, the Lhasa Apso/Bichon Frize cross, owned by Louise Jacobs of Colchester
Good Citizen Dog Scheme: Five-year-old Sammi, the Bichon Frize cross, owned by Rowan Carter of Aylesbury
All dogs were judged on the following qualities including good character, good health, good personality and good temperament with people and other dogs
All four dogs are now preparing to compete at Crufts 2022, to be held at the NEC Birmingham next March, where the judges will make the difficult decision to choose the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year.
Throughout the year, trials of the popular Scruffts competition, which is exclusively supported by pet food makers James Wellbeloved, are held at events across the country in search of crosses with this little something special.
The four heat winners will receive delicious treats from Scruffts sponsor James Wellbeloved, and ultimately the four category runners-up in next year’s Scruffts Grand Final will each win a year’s supply of James Wellbeloved food. for their dog.
Lucy Williams, James Wellbeloved Marketing Manager, said: “Congratulations to our brilliant four semi-finalists who all qualified for Crufts next year. It was a fantastic weekend at Discover Dogs at ExCeL London and we were impressed with everyone who attended.
“James Wellbeloved is very proud to exclusively support Scruffts and we can’t wait to see how our semi-finalists progress.”
For more information on the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year contest, please visit the scruffts website