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Crufts 2014 dog show pictures: pampered pooch photos from NEC in Birmingham

Jason Lynn runs Ricky the Standard Poodle, as they celebrate winning the Best in Show category of Crufts 2013 during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 9, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Jason Lynn runs Ricky the Standard Poodle, as they celebrate winning the Best in Show category of Crufts 2013 during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 9, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Two-year-old standard poodle Ricky with his handler Jason Lynn during the Best-in-Show contest at Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham, which he went on to win. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 9, 2014. Ricky triumph
Jason Lynn with Ricky the Standard Poodle, as they celebrate winning the Best in Show category of Crufts 2013 during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 9, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Owners Sue Smith (left) and Val Freer with their Samoyed dog Dan The Man who was named as the Best-in-Show runner-up at Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham.
Lucy Watts (left) and her mum Kate with Cocker Spaniel Molly, after winning the Friends for Life award at Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham.
A Yorkshire Terrier waits to be judged during the Toy and Utility day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
English Setters are judged on the fourth and final day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 9, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Jonty, a Yorkshire Terrier is groomed ahead of being shown on the third day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Working sheep dog Nellie sits in her kennel adorned with good luck messages and gifts as she waits to take part in the obedience competition during the Toy and Utility day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A pug dog sits with its owner on the Toy and Utility day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
An English Setter rests on the fourth and final day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 9, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the Toy and Utility day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Coton de Tulear is shown in the judging ring on the Toy and Utility day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Neville Gwynne poses with his dog, Enoch, a Chinese Crested Powderpuff, during the Toy and Utility day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A man looks at terriers on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Dachshund hounds are judged in a show ring on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Miniature smooth-haired Dachshund named Ruby sits with an Irish Wolfhound named Bran during day two of Crufts 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A Basset Hound sleeps in its kennel on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A dog is judged in a show ring on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A dachshund waits to be judged on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
An Afghan hound named Simon takes a break during day two of Crufts 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A dog is judged in a show ring on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Jack Russell Cross named JJ from Upminster in Essex sits with stuffed toys during day two of Crufts 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Afghan hounds are judged in a show ring on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Lydia Rose Bright poses with Razza, a police dog, at Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham.
A couple of beagles relax in their pen during day two of Crufts 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.
Dale Bowcott from Staffordshire takes a picture of her soft-coated wheaten terrier named Chia during day two of Crufts 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.
Jill Cross from Somerset with her Afghan hound Fergie during day two of Crufts 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.
Zoe Evans, seven from Essex relaxes next to a Norwegiant Elk Hound named Simba during day two of Crufts 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A Afghan hound waits to be judged on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the second day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Collie dog waits to be shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Boxer dog looks out from its kennel on first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Amanda Holden poses with Ben, a police dog, at Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham. Photo Fabio De Paola/PA Wire
A collie dog looks out from its kennel at the end of the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Photo by Matt Cardy
Photo issued by Channel 4 of Smurf, a Parson Russell terrier, who has triumphed in Channel 4's Superstar Dogs: Countdown To Crufts
Malaika, a Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla nicknamed Ginge, trains to compete in an agility class on Friday morning with the help of her owner Jenna Allinson from Howden, Yorkshire, for the famous canine competition Crufts in Birmingham.
Jenna Allinson from Howden, Yorkshire, with her dog Malaika, a Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla nicknamed Ginge, as they train to compete in an agility class on Friday morning for the famous canine competition Crufts in Birmingham. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe
Fifteen-year-old twins Emily (left) and Katie Wyatt from Hollywood, Birmingham with their brother and sister Bordie Collie dogs Shaun and Chay (right) who will be competing in Young Kennel Club Obedience at Crufts. Photo: Joe Giddens
Fifteen year old twins Emily (left) and Katie Wyatt from Hollywood, Birmingham with their brother and sister Bordie Collie dogs Shaun and Chay (right) who will be competing in Young Kennel Club Obedience at Crufts. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
A small dog walks besides a trolley at the end of the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A dog looks out from its kennel at the end of the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A dog jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show in the main arena on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A dog jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show in the main arena on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Two Yorkshire Terriers are pushed around the trade stands on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A dog wears boots on its feet as it attends the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A dog wears a coat as it attends the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Border Collie jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show in the main arena on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A small dog jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show in the main arena on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Bearded Collie is shown in the judging ring on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A small dog jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show in the main arena on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A collie dog is groomed on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Bearded Collie dog is judged on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A small dog jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show in the main arena on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Beau, a Bearded Collie dog waits to be shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A dog is groomed on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A dog is groomed on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Dogue de Bordeaux looks out from its kennel on first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Two Dogue de Bordeaux relax after being shown on first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A dog is pushed in child's pushchair as dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A poodle named Ricky has landed the world's most prestigious dog show prize after being judged this year's Best-in-Show at Crufts. The two-year-old standard poodle triumphed over six other best-in-group winners in the final event of the annual competition, which attracted more than 21,000 entrants from Britain and overseas. Ricky and his handler, Jason Lynn, were given the nod by the best-in-show judge Jack Bispham after being assessed for overall health, condition, coat, character, temperament and movement.

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