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Thursday 25 December 2014

In Pictures: Crufts 2013

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10:  A miniature poodle makes it over a jump in the agility competition during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'.  (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: A miniature poodle makes it over a jump in the agility competition during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Jennifer Lomas with Isla, a Dogue de Bordeaux during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Grace and Steve Blake with their Great Dane named Summer during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Old English Sheepdog named Tory is groomed by owner Julie Kirby during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Tamsin Blyton, 9, from Nottingham with her boxer named Albert prepare to show during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: An Old English Sheepdog is groomed during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: A miniature poodle makes it over a jump in the agility competition during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Golden retrievers meet up during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Tracey Elder from Fyfe is given a lick on her face by her Samoyed Bolan dog during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: A dog taking part in the agility round during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Samoyeds in the ring during the final day at Crufts Dog Show on March 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition over 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen named Jilly, with owner Gavin Robertson from Wallingford, Oxfordshire, after being named as Best in Show at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 10, 2013. Jilly, owned by Sara and Gavin Robertson, beat more than 20,000 dogs over the four-day competition to take the coveted title. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Dogs relax after being shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Dogs relax after being shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Women groom wire fox terrier dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Caitlin, aged 9, sleeps on her Irish wolfhound on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Owners show their dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Irish wolfhound dogs are shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A wire fox terrier dog waits to be groomed on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Afghan hounds relax after being shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Owners watch dogs being shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Owners prepare to show their dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Owners show their dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Dogs relax after being shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A man gives his Afghan hound a drink after being shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A pug is told to remain seated on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'.
Foxhounds at Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Special rescue Collie Frostie rehomed by Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, Valgrays Border Collie Rescue, and will be taking part in the rescue dog agility at Crufts 2013 at NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 5, 2013. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
A Salauki dog arrives for Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts 2013. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Dogs and owners arrive for Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Dogs arrive for Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Whippets arrive for Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
A dog is pulled along by its owner on the first day of Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
An Ibizan hound dog arrives on the first day of Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Basset Hound Larry after coming third in class at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
A dachshund looks at bloodhounds during Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Irish WolfHound during judging at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
A Bloodhound during Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
A dachshund meets a Irish WolfHound during at Crufts 2013. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Long-haired dachshunds during judging at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Bedlington Terrier before judging at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Irish WolfHound during judging at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Cirneco dell'Etna hounds at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
West Highland White Terriers at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Caroline Sheppard from Kings Lynn with Irish WolfHounds Bliss and Whisper at Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Working Sheep dogs Gracie (left) and Belle wait in owner's car ahead of Crufts 2013, NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 5, 2013. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Dominico Traversri arrives with his Afghan dog Louis on the first day of Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
An Afghan dog arrives wearing a coat on the first day of Crufts 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 7, 2013. See PA story ANIMALS Crufts. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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