We’re sorry to say, Scruffs ’23 will not happen this year…

Rural Day at St Ann’s Well Gardens, featuring Scruffs Dog Show is on Sunday 11th August 2019. The event runs from 12 noon-6pm and Scruff’s Dog Show starts at 2 pm, with registration from 12am.
This is what we have in store for Rural Day on Sunday 11th August:

Willowisp – arts, crafts and making workshops / Face painting all day long

☆ 12 noon – Rust & Stardust- puppet show
☆ 12.30 Maria Munroe-songs with Ukele
☆ 1-3pm Scruff’s Dog Show.
☆ 3pm Rural themed puppet show with Sheila
☆ 3.30pm Vlad’s puppet show
☆ 4pm Charlotte- Shadow Cabinet Puppetry (demo/show)
☆ 4-6pm Patcham Silver Band
☆ interlude: Maria Munroe-songs with Ukele.
☆ Throughout day- Philip Sugg- cardboard dog cut out puppet workshops

Rust and Stardust present :

The Moose on the Moon; which is a gentle, interactive musical adventure for 3-5 year olds, with beautiful handmade puppets, music and storytelling, and the opportunity for little ones to learn about sounds and the phases of the moon.

Erik is a very special moose – he lives on the Moon! But it’s very quiet in space, and Erik longs to hear all the sounds of the universe. Join Erik on his adventures to hear all the noises and music he can, and learn about the animals who live on Earth.

Show is aimed at younger children, but can be enjoyed by all ages.

Here’s a lovely mood setting video for 2019 by Dora Nightingale from 2018, “Chuffed at Scruffs”

Here’s an atmospheric little movie made by Scruffs fan Ricardo Axe from 2017.

Bringing the countryside to the city and raising awareness of the environment. Featuring the ever popular ‘Scruffs’ Dog Show, with creative and nature activities for children, puppet shows, arts and crafts, conservation and charity stalls, home made jams and chutney, craft stalls, strolling players and a brass band. Bring a picnic, or sample snacks and home bakes from our lovely tea tent.

The Patcham Silver Band will play from 4pm.

Scruff’s Registration starts : 12 noon £2 registration fee ( plus £1 per additional category entered)

Most handsome dog
Best Veteran
Prettiest Bitch
Junior party trick
Waggiest tail
Dog that looks most like its owner
Best in Show

A big 2019 thank you to Punktured – sponsors of Scruffs, Waggiest tail category.

Get in touch if you would you like to sponsor a category in the dog show.

Sponsors of Scruff’s Dog Show 2018 : Brices Estate Agents


Here’s an image of last years best in show winner Yogi, and a few pictures of winners from previous years.

Best in Show 2017

Best in show 2016

Best in show 2015

Best in show 2014



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