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Students from Arizona State University are using dog feces to help power the local dog parkReuters
Bichon Frise combed by owner before showReuters
Boston Terriers arrive on first day of Crufts showReuters
Dalmations line up to be checked by judgesReuters
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is paraded through ringReuters
Maltese waits for judge to appear at CruftsReuters
Poodle is shown to judges by her ownerReuters
Owner and her poodle keep their feet warm before heading to judging ringReuters
Hundreds of dogs and their owners descended on Birmingham for the start of the Crufts dog show.
Throughout the four-day event, dogs of every breed are put through their paces as they are judged on appearance, agility and behaviour before the best in show is named on 11 March.
International Business Times UK takes a look at the competition so far.