In Pictures: Cute canines compete for Crufts crown

The world's finest dogs have descended on the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for Crufts 2018.

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The event was declared the world's largest dog show in 1991 by Guinness World Records.

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Officials expect around 160,000 visitors to turn up over the course of four days, with more than 27,000 pooches on show.

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