Adverts: 0161 709 4576 - Editorial: 0161 709 4571
Mail Order: 0161 709 4578 - Subs: 0161 709 4575 - Webteam: 0161 709 4567
Don’t forget Scruffts final at Discover Dogs!


Crossbreed dogs from all over the country are coming to the nation’s capital, London, to take part in the grand final of this year’s PAL ‘Scruffts’ competition at the Discover Dogs Show at London’s Earl’s Court 2 on Sunday 23rd November 2003 from 11am.

PAL ‘Scruffts’ has been busy scouring the country to find the ultimate scruffy dog by holding 12 regional heats over the past six months. 72 scruffy dogs will be going snout to snout but only one lucky hound will get their paws on the winning trophy and be crowned PAL ‘Scrufts’ Family Crossbreed of the Year Champion 2003!

TV personality, former Blue Peter and Vets in Practice vet and dog lover, Joe Inglis will have the tough job of deciding which loveable rogue will trot away with the PAL ‘Scrufts’ title.
The competition categories include:

l Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog (under six years old and over six years old).

l Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch (under six years old and over six years old).

l Child’s Best Friend (handled by a young person between the ages of 6-16 years)
l Crossbreed the judge would most like to take home.

PAL ‘Scruffts’ is now in its third year and this fun, family event is held in association with the Kennel Club, whose judges attend each event and will be providing invaluable advice to Joe Inglis at the final.

Celebrity vet, Joe Inglis says: ‘I’m really excited about being asked to judge. It’s not every day that you get to chose the best scruffiest dog and with so many potential winners out there, it’s going to be a tough task. I wish all these great family dogs the best of luck for the big day!’

Lucy Jones, from PAL, says: ‘Our PAL ‘Scruffts’ Family Dog of the Year show has raised an enormous amount of money for charity as well as being really popular with crossbreed dog lovers all over the country. We now wish the finalists the best of canine luck for the grand final and hope their human owners and visitors alike have a fantastic day!’

The PAL ‘Scrufts’ Final is a fun family event which is held in association with the Kennel Club and in support of various charities which care for dogs, including: The Dogs’ Trust (formerly National Canine Defence League); Battersea Dogs’ Home; RSPCA; Scottish SPCA; Blue Cross Adoption Centres; Gables Farm Dogs’ and Cats’ Home and Wood Green Animal Shelter.

PAL dog food has been keeping the nation’s pets fed for more than 40 years, and is available now in a pouch format which can be served alone of with PAL Complete dry food to offer a variety of tasty meal solutions for dogs.