Canines of the week: Here are the sassiest dogs of Crufts 2016

Who let these guys out?


Crufts. What do all those hundreds of dogs actually do when they come together under one roof? Most of us have no idea.

We thought we’d give you an insight into the lives of the most beautiful canines in the country, during the most important week of their year. So here they are – the most precious pups of Crufts 2016.

Most patient teacher

08.03.12 Copyright onEdition 2012 © Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition Picture shows Sue Smith and Val Freer from Litchfield with her called Samoyed called Dan, who won the Junior Warrent today 08.03.12, the first day of Crufts 2012 at the Birmingham NEC. Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft. This year will see more than 21,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title. Crufts 2012 runs from the 8th to the 11th March 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham. Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives! For additional images, press releases, video or audio content please visit: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2012/ For more information please contact the press office on + 44(0)20 7518 1008 or email press.office@thekennelclub.org.uk If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com This image is copyright onEdition 2012 ©. This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com Junior Warrant

Once again, it’s I before E except after C

Most impressive superpower

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This has got to count as cheating

Least interested dog

The Worlds Greatest Dog Show Junior Warrant

Don’t think you’re getting out of this that easily, Lucy

Hungriest pup

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Fuck this, THAT GUY’S GOT MALTESERS

Kinkiest couple

Two miniature poodles sit at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

50 shades of grey tarpaulin

Most tense phone conversation

A standard poodle rests at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

What do you mean they don’t have any dry shampoo?

Best Donald Trump impersonator

A standard poodle is groomed at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

Make Dentastix great again

Least happy to be at Crufts

Zoom the dog championship winning dog from Blackpool, Lancs., See Ross Parry Copy RPYAGILITY : It’s not every day a 10-year-old Aussie is named a champion of England. And it's certainly not every day the ‘youngster’ turns out to be 70 - in dog years at least - with a name like Zoom. The athletic Australian Kelpie - a type of sheep dog - emerged victorious from two rounds at the challenging Nations Cup, seeing off competition from around the globe with her teammates Rogue and Dolly. Zoom has also qualified to run in two Discover Dogs agility events in London next month, the London International Horse Show at the Olympia in London in December, and at Crufts next March. Her proud master and trainer, Blackpool woman Nicola Wildman, described her as ‘amazing’. 6 October 2015.

I AM TIRED OF YOUR GAMES SHARON

Most happy to be at Crufts

FILE PICTURE - Shih Tzu being carried in handbag during Crufts. 'Handbag' dogs made popular by celebrities like Paris Hilton and Simon Cowell are now the LEAST WANTED mutts in Britain, research has shown. See NTI story NTIDOGS. Owners are giving up little dogs such as shih tzus, chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and pugs in record numbers because they don't want to take them for WALKS, according to a study by pet charity Blue Cross. It reveals many people think small dogs are easy to look after because of their size. But when they realise how much care they need, they decide they can't cope and give them away. "Impulse buying" pets as accessories is also being blamed for the culture and the charity is urging potential owners to do their research properly before buying a little dog, rather than blindly follow the latest celebrity fad. The research revealed the number of "handbag" dogs handed in to the charity has increased by 120 per cent in the last five years. Despite being a firm favourite of Johnny Depp and Britney Spears, Yorkshire terriers came top of the most-unwanted list with UK rescue centres seeing a 40 per cent rise in hand-ins since 2010.

I don’t know what everyone’s complaining about, I’m pretty chill

Guiltiest dog

A dog rests in its pram at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

When she finds out what I’ve just done, she is not going to be happy

Dog on a mission

10.03.12 Copyright onEdition 2012 © Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition Picture shows Action from the Flyball final in the main ring today 10.03.12, the third day of Crufts 2012, at the Birmingham NEC. Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft. This year will see more than 21,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title. Crufts 2012 runs from the 8th to the 11th March 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham. Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives! For additional images, press releases, video or audio content please visit: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2012/ For more information please contact the press office on + 44(0)20 7518 1008 or email press.office@thekennelclub.org.uk If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com This image is copyright onEdition 2012 ©. This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com


DON’T DROP THE BALL DON’T DROP THE BALL

Least amused pup

A Habanese dog is groomed at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

What are you achieving by doing this

Most insulted dog

Scruffts - Icey

Oldie? Oldie?

WHY YOU LITTLE…

A chinese crested dog is groomed at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

*choking sounds*

Dopest ride

A chihuahua sits in its pram at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

They see him rollin’, they hatin’

Cutest couple

A man talks to his standard poodle at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

Take my hand, take a breath, pull me close, and take one step

Most bored

A woman grooms her Yorkshire terrier at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

Just one year can we do something I want to do

And a dog who’s questioning it all

A standard poodle at Crufts 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. March 10 2016.

Surely medals are just meaningless earthly possessions?