Crufts is one of the largest dog events in the UK and in the world. This year, during this annual four-day competition, nearly 22,000 dogs and their owners competed for a variety of accolades.
The first Crufts event took place in 1891. Over the years Crufts has changed to a very different event that it is today. The dog show is still an important part of the event, celebrating the unique relationship that dogs share with their owners.
Crufts is ultimately a celebration of all dogs. It celebrates working dogs, which are fit and healthy enough to perform the jobs for which they were originally bred, such as those in the Gamekeeper classes or which line up for the Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Action of the Year award, and it hails hero dogs through the Friends for Life competition. Rescue dogs are celebrated in the rescue dog agility competition and the speed and agility of dogs is celebrated in the ever popular competitions of Flyball and Heelwork to Music.
Below are some amusing pictures of dogs and their owners from this year’s event.
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