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In Pictures: Pampered pooches on parade at Darlington dog show

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This weekend saw the Darlington Dog Society Annual Show held once again at Ripon Racecourse.

Yorkshire Terrier

Ever since a dog section was introduced at the Darlington Horse and Foal Show in 1860, man’s best friend has remained loyal to the event.

It has gone from strength to strength and this weekend marks the 50th time the Crufts qualifying show has been held at the Ripon Racecourse venue.

Japanese Chin
A Japanese Chin prepares to face the judges (Danny Lawson/PA)
Irish Setters
Irish Setters are judged at Ripon Racecourse (Danny Lawson/PA)
Bichon Frise
This Bichon Frise gets groomed before going on show(Danny Lawson/PA)
Pointer
The Darlington Dog Society Annual Show became a three-day event in 2000 (Danny Lawson/PA)
Papillon
This Papillon tries to stand out from the crowd (Danny Lawson/PA)
Sussex Spaniels
Sussex Spaniels are among thousands of dogs strutting their stuff at the show (Danny Lawson/PA)
Darlington Dog Society Annual Show
The Society became part of the Kennel Club in 1884 – so prize pooches can participate in Crufts (Danny Lawson/PA)

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