The leader of the famous Iditarod sled dog race had to drop out when his dogs refused to run anymore. The Iditarod is one of the most famous races in the world, with 52 mushers (dog racers) starting in Anchorage and aiming to finish in Nome.
There are six show rings, including the main arena and this year five pets who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are in the running for Crufts' dog hero competition.
Crufts 2019 LIVE updates: ADORABLE moment dog DANCES with owner and JUMPS through arms CRUFTS 2019 has returned for the second day of competition in the NEC Arena, Birmingham, with flyball and agility taking place today.
Zsa Zsa the ugly dog met the TODAY anchors while visiting the set with her owners on Monday. Megan Brainard (on right) with Zsa Zsa, the winner of the 2018 Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest stands with 2nd place winner Scamp and Scamp's owner Yvonne Morones on June 23.