In Pictures: Dogs descend on Birmingham for Crufts 2019

Four-legged friends of all sizes have arrived in Birmingham for the start of this year’s Crufts dog show.

Organisers of the event at the National Exhibition Centre expect 22,000 dogs to compete for the prestigious Best In Show title.

Crufts Dog Show – Day One
Three Norwich terriers were keen to strut their stuff (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show – Day One
Toy poodles were among the diminutive contestants at the NEC (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show – Day One
Looks like a chilly morning in Birmingham (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show – Day One
This gundog was dressed to impress… (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show – Day One
…while it was hard to miss this fetching neon pink outfit (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show – Day One
It looked more like a fashion show than a dog show (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show – Day One
Soft-coated Wheaten terriers were next to arrive at the NEC (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show – Day One
This lady had her hands full, walking five Irish red setters (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crufts Dog Show
These poodles were practising their poses already (Aaron Chown/PA)
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