Prize pooches get primped and preened on third day of world’s greatest dog’s show Crufts

From their fluffy coats, majestic poses and even cosy costumes, these dogs were certainly making a style statement as they arrived for the third day of Crufts. 

Thousands of dogs from around the world – and their indulgent owners – have gathered at the Birmingham NEC for the four-day event.

Among the prime pooches on display are a fluffy Old English Sheepdogs, huge Great Danes, an incredible pair of Komondors and a Portuguese Water dog.  

The competition, which will culminate with the prestigious Best In Show being awarded on Sunday evening, is going ahead despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. 

There are 222 different breeds and a total of 20,000 dogs taking part and an estimated 160,000 people are expected to come to Birmingham to watch the competition unfold.

This year’s TV coverage will again be hosted by Clare Balding, while former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffat is presenting a brand new behind the scenes show called Crufts Extra, which is airing on Youtube. 

From their fluffy coats, majestic poses and even cosy costumes, these dogs were certainly making a style statement as they arrived for the third day of Crufts

From their fluffy coats, majestic poses and even cosy costumes, these dogs were certainly making a style statement as they arrived for the third day of Crufts

From their fluffy coats, majestic poses and even cosy costumes, these dogs were certainly making a style statement as they arrived for the third day of Crufts

Thousands of dogs from around the world - and their indulgent owners - have gathered at the Birmingham NEC for the four-day event. Pictured: A huge Great Dane licks its owner's face as another one stands alongside it

Thousands of dogs from around the world - and their indulgent owners - have gathered at the Birmingham NEC for the four-day event. Pictured: A huge Great Dane licks its owner's face as another one stands alongside it

Thousands of dogs from around the world – and their indulgent owners – have gathered at the Birmingham NEC for the four-day event. Pictured: A huge Great Dane licks its owner’s face as another one stands alongside it

Among the prime pooches on display are a fluffy Old English Sheepdogs, huge Great Danes, an incredible pair of Komondors (pictured) and a Portuguese Water dog

Among the prime pooches on display are a fluffy Old English Sheepdogs, huge Great Danes, an incredible pair of Komondors (pictured) and a Portuguese Water dog

Among the prime pooches on display are a fluffy Old English Sheepdogs, huge Great Danes, an incredible pair of Komondors (pictured) and a Portuguese Water dog

The competition, which will culminate with the prestigious Best In Show being awarded on Sunday evening, is going ahead despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak

The competition, which will culminate with the prestigious Best In Show being awarded on Sunday evening, is going ahead despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak

The competition, which will culminate with the prestigious Best In Show being awarded on Sunday evening, is going ahead despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak

There are 222 different breeds and a total of 20,000 dogs taking part and an estimated 160,000 people are expected to come to Birmingham to watch the competition unfold

There are 222 different breeds and a total of 20,000 dogs taking part and an estimated 160,000 people are expected to come to Birmingham to watch the competition unfold

There are 222 different breeds and a total of 20,000 dogs taking part and an estimated 160,000 people are expected to come to Birmingham to watch the competition unfold

This year’s TV coverage will again be hosted by Clare Balding, while former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffat is presenting a brand new behind the scenes show called Crufts Extra, which is airing on Youtube. Pictured: An owner gets a kiss from her Boxer dog

This year’s TV coverage will again be hosted by Clare Balding, while former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffat is presenting a brand new behind the scenes show called Crufts Extra, which is airing on Youtube. Pictured: An owner gets a kiss from her Boxer dog

This year’s TV coverage will again be hosted by Clare Balding, while former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffat is presenting a brand new behind the scenes show called Crufts Extra, which is airing on Youtube. Pictured: An owner gets a kiss from her Boxer dog

A Great Dane named Anton is pictured above being stroked and petted by a child at the event. Great Danes are known for their tall size

A Great Dane named Anton is pictured above being stroked and petted by a child at the event. Great Danes are known for their tall size

A Great Dane named Anton is pictured above being stroked and petted by a child at the event. Great Danes are known for their tall size

One man is pictured above with his Samoyed dogs on the third day of the Crufts dog show. His shirt even appears to match the colour of the dogs' fur

One man is pictured above with his Samoyed dogs on the third day of the Crufts dog show. His shirt even appears to match the colour of the dogs' fur

One man is pictured above with his Samoyed dogs on the third day of the Crufts dog show. His shirt even appears to match the colour of the dogs’ fur

A woman is pictured kissing an Alaskan Malamute named 'Arctictreks Black Sheep' on the nose during grooming in the Cruft's dog show

A woman is pictured kissing an Alaskan Malamute named 'Arctictreks Black Sheep' on the nose during grooming in the Cruft's dog show

A woman is pictured kissing an Alaskan Malamute named ‘Arctictreks Black Sheep’ on the nose during grooming in the Cruft’s dog show

A Hungarian Puli dog is pictured above during the show displaying his dreadlocks, which is taking place at the the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

A Hungarian Puli dog is pictured above during the show displaying his dreadlocks, which is taking place at the the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

A Hungarian Puli dog is pictured above during the show displaying his dreadlocks, which is taking place at the the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

Are those sandwiches for me? A Pyrenean Mountain dog is seen inspecting their owner's plate of sandwiches and chicken bites

Are those sandwiches for me? A Pyrenean Mountain dog is seen inspecting their owner's plate of sandwiches and chicken bites

Are those sandwiches for me? A Pyrenean Mountain dog is seen inspecting their owner’s plate of sandwiches and chicken bites

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are seen above lining up on the third day of the Crufts Dog Show. The dog species is said to have a guardian instinct

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are seen above lining up on the third day of the Crufts Dog Show. The dog species is said to have a guardian instinct

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are seen above lining up on the third day of the Crufts Dog Show. The dog species is said to have a guardian instinct 

Beautiful! A majestic Dalmatian wears a bejeweled collar as it sits in front of its owner, who can't help but stroke its ears

Beautiful! A majestic Dalmatian wears a bejeweled collar as it sits in front of its owner, who can't help but stroke its ears

Beautiful! A majestic Dalmatian wears a bejeweled collar as it sits in front of its owner, who can’t help but stroke its ears

So fluffy! A Samoyed dog named 'Lighto' appears to grimace as he is groomed by his owner Eve

So fluffy! A Samoyed dog named 'Lighto' appears to grimace as he is groomed by his owner Eve

So fluffy! A Samoyed dog named ‘Lighto’ appears to grimace as he is groomed by his owner Eve

In his prime! An Old English Sheepdog gets a good brush from its owner, who no doubt hopes her dog will lead her to competition glory

In his prime! An Old English Sheepdog gets a good brush from its owner, who no doubt hopes her dog will lead her to competition glory

In his prime! An Old English Sheepdog gets a good brush from its owner, who no doubt hopes her dog will lead her to competition glory

A Boxer named 'Danlow Chance Ya Luck' licks its owners face as she reads the show guide and another Boxer watches on

A Boxer named 'Danlow Chance Ya Luck' licks its owners face as she reads the show guide and another Boxer watches on

A Boxer named ‘Danlow Chance Ya Luck’ licks its owners face as she reads the show guide and another Boxer watches on

Thousands of owners are competing for prizes in individual breed categories as well as the overall prize, the Best in Show. Pictured: A well-groomed Old English Sheepdog gets a brush from its owner

Thousands of owners are competing for prizes in individual breed categories as well as the overall prize, the Best in Show. Pictured: A well-groomed Old English Sheepdog gets a brush from its owner

Thousands of owners are competing for prizes in individual breed categories as well as the overall prize, the Best in Show. Pictured: A well-groomed Old English Sheepdog gets a brush from its owner 

Can I read too? A Boxer dog looks on excitedly as its owner takes in the Saturday Crufts programme

Can I read too? A Boxer dog looks on excitedly as its owner takes in the Saturday Crufts programme

Can I read too? A Boxer dog looks on excitedly as its owner takes in the Saturday Crufts programme

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