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World's largest dog show kicks off in England

There's been a shortage of dog photos to look at in our image database since the Westminster dog show wrapped up last month. But for the next few days, Crufts dog show is taking place in Birmingham. No more dog withdrawal.

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A dog takes part in the agility competition on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show for the Gun Dogs section at the National Exhibition Center on Thursday, March 10 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition nearly 22,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades, ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'.

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Golden Retrievers stand poised for the scrutiny of judges in the parade ring on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show Gun Dogs section at the National Exhibition Center on Thursday.

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A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena on Thursday.

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A woman grooms her American Cocker Spaniel on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Center on Thursday.

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A Chinese Crested dog, left, ooks up at a Great Dane on the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham on Thursday.

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A Dogue de Bordeaux has his teeth cleaned during a demonstration by a vet on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Center on Thursday.

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A German Shorthaired Pointer yawns while waiting for judging on the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham on Thursday.

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Oriel the Weimaraner waits for his turn in the parade ring on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show Gun Dogs section at the National Exhibition Centre on Thursday.

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A dog jumps on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Thursday.