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Dogs Arrive for Start of Crufts 2012
Bichon Frise combed by owner before showReuters
Dogs Arrive for Start of Crufts 2012
Boston Terriers arrive on first day of Crufts showReuters
Dogs Arrive for Start of Crufts 2012
Dalmations line up to be checked by judgesReuters
Dogs Arrive for Start of Crufts 2012
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is paraded through ringReuters
Dogs Arrive for Start of Crufts 2012
Maltese waits for judge to appear at CruftsReuters
Dogs Arrive for Start of Crufts 2012
Poodle is shown to judges by her ownerReuters
Dogs Arrive for Start of Crufts 2012
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.