See how many of these facts you know, and test your friends as you watch the events this weekend!
*Crufts began in 1891.
*Hundreds of crossbreeds take part in Crufts, through agility, flyball, obedience, heelwork to music, Scruffts and Friends for Life competitions.
*There have been 78 Best in Show champions, with 43 different breeds winning the title over the years.
*The Cocker Spaniel has won the most Best in Show titles, with seven wins, followed by the Irish Setter, Poodle and Welsh Terrier which have won on four occasions each.
*The first Best in Show prize was won by a Greyhound.
*Vulnerable British and Irish native breeds have won Best in Show at Crufts a total of eight times.
*Crufts covers more than 25 acres of the NEC in Birmingham. This includes 5 halls, the Pavilion and the Genting Arena.
*Over 900 veterinary students from all of the UK veterinary universities will be learning about pedigree dogs (and meeting a few) at Crufts this year.
*Almost 22,000 dogs will compete this year and 3,396 dogs from 47 overseas countries including Venezuela, Peru and the Philippines will take part.