The affenpinscher “Banana Joe” nabbed the top prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 12 in New York City. Now more than 25,000 top dogs, including 2,131 from 41 other countries, are expected to put their paws in the ring during Crufts, one of the largest dog shows in the world, which kicked off in Birmingham, England yesterday. We’ve fetched the best pictures from day one of the four-day event, which dates back to 1891. So sit, stay, and check out these chic canines.
PHOTOS: The World’s Most Stylish Dogs Gather at the Crufts Dog Show
Top dogs arrived in tiger-striped coats, and Afghan Hounds sported striped hoods at the international dog show, which kicked off in Birmingham, England.