Just one of the 22,000 posh pooches hoping to make the cut at Crufts 2016

This canine contestant at Crufts, the world's largest dog show, was deluged with cards from well-wishers on Thursday. This year, Crufts is celebrating its 125th anniversary with over 22,000 dogs taking part. Sure to steal the limelight are the 242 Pe
This canine contestant at Crufts, the world's largest dog show, was deluged with cards from well-wishers on Thursday. This year, Crufts is celebrating its 125th anniversary with over 22,000 dogs taking part. Sure to steal the limelight are the 242 Pembroke Welsh Corgis on display - the breed is a particular favourite with Queen Elizabeth. Visitors to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre will see pooches from the Philippines, Venezuela and Peru making their debut. The first Crufts was held in 1891.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

This canine contestant at Crufts, the world's largest dog show, was deluged with cards from well-wishers on Thursday.

This year, Crufts is celebrating its 125th anniversary with over 22,000 dogs taking part. Sure to steal the limelight are the 242 Pembroke Welsh Corgis on display - the breed is a particular favourite with Queen Elizabeth. Visitors to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre will see pooches from the Philippines, Venezuela and Peru making their debut. The first Crufts was held in 1891.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'Just one of the 22,000 posh pooches hoping to make the cut at Crufts 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe