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Crufts 2010: 28,000 dogs expected in Birmingham
Crufts returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 11 March 2010
Dogs from seven different pedigree groups will compete for Best In Show

The world's largest dog show returns to the NEC in Birmingham from Thursday, 11 to Sunday, 14 March 2010.

Hosted by the Kennel Club (UK), Crufts attracts tens of thousands of dog lovers from around the world.

The four day event - which is expected to showcase nearly 28,000 canines - features a range of competitions taking place at the same time.

The winners of seven pedigree categories are put forward to compete for the prestigious Best In Show award.

Breed Categories
Thursday - Working and Pastoral
Friday - Terrier and Hound
Saturday - Toy and Utility
Sunday - Gundog

This accolade is considered to be the top prize an individual dog and its owner can win and last year was picked up by a Sealyham terrier named Charmin.

Other competitions will be taking place over the four days, where canines are judged in areas such as obedience and agility.

Meet the owners

The Discover Dogs area will showcase over 200 pedigree breeds. Here visitors can meet their owners and get advice on everything from grooming to training.

There will be a dedicated section for breed rescue volunteers, who find new homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs.

Each day doors open at 8:15am and close at 7:30pm.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the: Crufts website .

BBC WM's Joanne Malin will broadcast live from Hall 3, stand 54 on Friday, 12 March from 9.30am - noon.

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