A host of absolutely fur-bulous dogs have arrived at Birmingham NEC for the first day of the 2023 Crufts competition.
Thousands of competitors from around the world – and their indulgent owners – are gathering at the UK’s second city for the start of the four-day meet.
The pampered pooches looked ready to show off their skills as they arrived in elaborate ensembles – including leopard print onesies, dinosaur-themed coats and colourful umbrellas.
Making a statement, another dog refused to let the bad weather dampen their spirits and donned a bright yellow raincoat ahead of the competition, organised by The Kennel Club.
The pets will compete in agility and obedience tests over the next four days with one pooch being awarded the prestigious Best In Show on Sunday.
Several of the dogs were sporting elaborate outfits – like these red jackets, which look smart and keep the animals warm in the cold March weather
The pampered pooches looked ready to show off their skills as they arrived in elaborate ensembles – including leopard print onesies, dinosaur-themed coats and colourful umbrellas (pictured)
Ready FUR action! A dog in a dinosaur-themed coat looks on during the first day of the Crufts
Working it! A pair of stylish poodles arrive for the first day of the Crufts dog show
What a fur-bulous bunch! These canines look picture-perfect as they stepped out together for the Birmingham event
These poodles were among the hundreds of dogs who arrived at Birmingham’s NEC arena today to take part in Crufts
Check them out! This dog wrapped up warm in a fashionable scarf that was also placed over their head while walking in the snow
Here they are! Poodles from the Lah De Dah Dog stand arriving in the snow at day one of Crufts 2023
Big and beautiful! This St. Bernard was the star of the show in a night-time themed onesie
Puparazzi ready! Pooches worked their walk as they were photographed heading into the show
No ruff, just ready! Dogs of all breeds from around the world are in attendance at the show
Double trouble! Scottish Terriers are covered in snow as they arrive for the first day of the Crufts Dog Show
Looking good! One dog sported a bright green and yellow character-themed onesie
Remarkable in red! Scarlet seemed to be the colour for these pets, with both sporting garments in the statement colour
Making a statement, another dog refused to let the bad weather dampen their spirits and donned a bright yellow raincoat ahead of the competition, organised by The Kennel Club
Pretty in pink! These adorable pooch was dressed in a pink jacket embellished with hearts
The pets will compete in agility and obedience tests over the next four days with one pooch being awarded the prestigious Best In Show on Sunday
A dog decked out in purple and yellow leg warmers makes their way towards the arena
Pretty as a picture: A group thought to be of French Mastiffs arrive on the first day of Crufts 2020 at the Birmingham NEC today
Best foot forward: These two dogs looked keen to arrive at the arena while dressed in blue and pink garments
Wrapped up warm: This adorable dog was given an extra cuddle before attending the event
You ain’t nothing but a hound dog! Three dogs, thought to be American English Coonhound, arrive for the first day of Crufts
Big fellas! A dup of dogs certainly brought the muscle to the first day of Crufts, which shows toy and working dog breeds
Three of a kind! This pack of pooches looked delighted to be joining their doggy friends for a day out at the Birmingham NEC
Best paw forward: With their coiffed do, this poodle makes their way to the show
Standing to attention: This impressive pooch looked ready for their moment in the spotlight as they arrived at the arena
All wrapped up! These two dogs wore matching onesies and a hat to cover their heads from the snowy weather
Look of love! One dog looked adoringly at their owner, left, while another pooch appeared great in a pattered outfit, right
A dog tries to lick a snowflake as visitors, owners and their dogs arrive in snow showers for the first day of Crufts Dog Show
A young girl and her Labrador Retriever attend the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham
A dog owner with his Korthals Griffon attend the first day of the Crufts dog show
A woman arrives with her dog for the first day of the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham