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In Pictures: Paws for thought on day three of the Crufts Dog Show

Scores of pedigree dogs are being presented in the race to be named Best In Show.

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A Hungarian Puli at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) during the third day of the Crufts Dog Show (Jacob King/PA)

A Hungarian Puli at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) during the third day of the Crufts Dog Show (Jacob King/PA)

A Hungarian Puli at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) during the third day of the Crufts Dog Show (Jacob King/PA)

The third day of the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, is under way at the NEC in Birmingham.

Around 20,000 competitors and their pets will take part, coming from all over the world.

Last year, 27,000 dogs attended the event, with 21,000 competing, including 3,611 from overseas.

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A spot of pampering for this Old English Sheepdog (Jacob King/PA)

Crufts Dog Show – Day Three
Face off? Two boxer dogs prepare to strut their stuff at the NEC (Jacob King/PA)

Crufts Dog Show – Day Three
These two Samoyed dogs would brighten up any stage (Jacob King/PA)

Crufts Dog Show – Day Three
A Great Dane named Anton with a friend or two backstage (Jacob King/PA)

Crufts Dog Show – Day Three
A French mastiff flashes its gnashers (Jacob King/PA)

Crufts Dog Show – Day Three
Down, boys! A pair of Ibizan hounds at play (Jacob King/PA)

Crufts Dog Show – Day Three
Great Danes are put through their paces in their quest for the ultimate prize (Jacob King/PA)

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