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Follow your lead to the Dog Lovers' Arena sponsored by Wilko

We know that dogs have many talents, and here’s the arena that proves it.

A packed schedule of demonstrations, competitions and performances. Don't miss The Kennel Club, dog display teams and the heat of 'Scruffts' - cross-breed championship of the year (Saturday and Sunday only). You can enter your dog, too!


The arena will be hosted by Peter Purves, Blue Peter presenter. The daily Dog Lovers’ Arena timetable will include remarkable displays of tricks, agility and skill. Working gun dogs and sheep dogs as well as some more flamboyant performers will join the line up. Please see below for more information.


Scruffts have chosen BBC Countryfile Live as one of the heats for their Scruffts Crossbreed competition.

The heat will be split across two days, Saturday and Sunday and has 6 classes. The best part? Visitors can enter their dogs to take part! Register your dog via the Scruffts stand. Finalists will appear at Crufts in 2019. Registering your dog costs £2 and £1 of that goes to charity. Visitors who enter receive a goody bag and dog treat.

Scruffts classes are as follows: 

- Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog 6 months  
- 8 years - Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch 6 months - 8 years 
- Child's Best Friend* 6 months - 12 years  
- Golden Oldie Crossbreed 8 years or over  
- Best Crossbreed Rescue  
- GCDS Crossbreed Class (for entrants that have a GCDS certificate at any level)

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