A boxer peeks out from its kennel on first day of Crufts dog show, which kicked off Thursday. The annual event is the best known and largest show of its kind in the world.
Top dogs travel from around the world to enter the event, held at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.
A small dog jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show in the main arena.
Crufts was first held in 1891. About 2,100 well-groomed dogs will compete this year and be judged on agility, heelwork and obedience.
Pooches from 41 countries are entered this year. On Sunday the winner of the "Best in Show" category will be named.
Two brightly colored pups brave wintry weather to arrive at the show in central England.
A coordinated owner and dog make the rounds on day one. About 145,000 people will attend the four-day show.