Lincolnshire Show cooks up some doggie treats

11 May Lincolnshire Show cooks up some doggie treats

Takes the biscuit…. entrants in the Scruffts mixed breed dog competition at the 2011 Lincolnshire Show

The Lincolnshire Show has announced that dogs will be allowed on the Showground for the second year running, with an on-site doggie crèche available on both days.

And Scruffts have confirmed that they will be running a regional heat on both days of the Show for their Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, giving Lincolnshire two regional winners in the 2012 national final.

There will also be a special appearance from Merlin, the ambassador dog for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, who is on a special mission to raise £30,000 for the charity during its 30th anniversary year.  The charity trains dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings.

The canine-crèche will be run once again by local animal charity Jerry Green Dog Rescue, providing a dog care/ rest service for visitors.  “This is ideal for when dog owners are touring the areas of the show that don’t allow dogs, or simply if their dog is getting tired or overwhelmed by all the people. It will be run by our experienced rescue workers and they will be ensuring a calm and comfortable environment,” said Rosina Myers, the canine behavioural advisor for the Jerry Green charity.

Dog were allowed entrance to the Lincolnshire Show for the first time in 2011

Speaking for the Lincolnshire Show, marketing coordinator Karen Malpass said:  “The first year of dogs on site went down very well with everyone, so we were confident it should be repeated this year.  Obviously dogs have to be on leads and some areas are out of bounds, but we are certainly looking forward to more happy tail wagging this year!”

Crossbreed dog owners who are visiting the Show and are interested in competing in the Scruffts competition do not need to pre-book.  There is a £1 entry fee for each dog entered into the competition, with all the money raised going to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

The judges will be looking for good character, health and temperament in the following classes:

  • Most handsome Crossbreed Dog (6 months – 7 years)
  • Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch (6 months – 7 years)
  • Child’s Best Friend* (6 months – 12 years) *handled by a young person between 6 and 16 years of age with the permission of the parent or guardian.
  • Golden Oldie Crossbreed 8 years over

Visit the Lincolnshire Show website at for more information and to book your tickets or call the ticket hotline on 0845 2305171


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Media enquiries:

Karen Malpass at Lincolnshire Events Centre in Lincolnshire Agricultural Society   – 01522 585504

Maggie Taylor at Prima PR – 01400 251557 / 0797 3767 602


Editor’s Note:

Lincolnshire Events Centre is a major national conferencing venue, home of the Lincolnshire Show and the groundbreaking EPIC project.  Just outside the historic city of Lincoln, the Centre hosts events for 10 to 10,000 visitors on its 200 acre showground site and 3000 square metres of indoor exhibition and venue space.

Outdoor events include the flagship Lincolnshire Show, antiques fairs and horse trials, attracting over 200,000 visitors each year. Under cover, there are exhibition halls and conferencing facilities, including the recently completed EPIC centre, the second largest purpose-designed showcase for environmental technologies in the UK, it enables event organisers to reduce, monitor and offset their carbon footprint.