This year’s Crufts competition has resumed for day two, and today will see activities such as agility, heelwork and flyball. The day concludes with the group judging for working and pastoral breeds. Below are all the latest updates and winners, with times in GMT.
12.35pm update: Dog dancing a winner at Crufts day two
The heelWwork is well underway at the NEC arena as the dogs show off their incredible dancing skills.
The four-legged pups are keeping a close distance to their owners, performing amazing routines and leaping through the air in dramatic fashion.
Crufts 2019: the amazing heelwork competition is underway (Image: YOUTUBE)
12.10pm: The Heelwork to Music competition has begun
The Heelwork to Music competition has begun, with winners of heats from up and down country competing to take home the trophy.
11.55am update: Crufts history and origins
Crufts is named after founder Charles Cruft, who was a manager for a dog biscuit manufacturer.
The first show was named First Great Terrier Show and took place in 1886 with 57 classes and 600 entries.
The first show called Cruft’s Greatest Dog Show took place in 1891 and was the first which saw dogs of all breeds invited to participate and had a staggering 2,000 dogs.
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11.34am update: Good Citizen Show demonstrates how best to live with your dog
The Good Citizen Show is currently underway at Crufts, with demonstrations of how best to train your dog.
How to keep your dog safe in the car, how to walk with your dog along a road and how to interact with other dogs are all the subject of the display.
They discourage keeping the dog on your lap in a moving car, instead suggesting to keep your dog in a crate in the boot.
Crufts 2019 live: The competition is off to a flying start (Image: EPA)
11.02am update: Last year's winners of Working and Pastoral titles
The winners of this year's Working and Pastoral medals are yet to be announced, but here's who won last year.
Winner of working: Newgradens Llori Nanya (Newfoundland), owner Ms D Ball
Reserve: Jojavik Penelope Pitstop (Dobermann), owner Mrs J A & Miss V L Ingram
Third: Lanfrese Ocolardo (Boxer), owner Mr M J Griffiths
Fourth: Snowshoes Aurora Borealis (Alaskan Malamute), owner Mrs J E & Miss J Smith
Winner of Pastoral: Nahrof Blurred Lines at Huntly (Border Collie), owner Mr & Mrs M Connolly
Reserve: Pemcader Thunderball (Pembroke Welsh Corgi), owner Mr K & L Dover & Saether
Third: Clingstone's Make My Day (Smooth Collie), owner Ms S & M Asikainen & Nyman
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Fourth: Mybeards Hero (Polish Lowland Sheepdog), owner Miss L Mottram
Crufts 2019 Live: Dogs of all shapes and sizes can be seen at Crufts (Image: AFP)
10.30am update: Day Two Schedule
8:45am - 9:20am Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Jumping)
9:25am - 10:15am Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Jumping)
10:20am - 11:00am Agility – Crufts Team – Medium Final
11:05am - 11:25am Good Citizen Display
12:05pm - 1:30pm Heelwork To Music Competition
1:35pm - 1:55 Rescue Dog Agility
2:00pm - 3:00pm Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Agility)
3:05pm - 3:55pm Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Agility)
3:50pm - 4:40pm Flyball – Team – Quarter Finals
4:40pm - 4:45pm Heelwork to Music Competition Winner
5:00pm - 5:30pm Agility – Crufts Singles Final: Small, Medium and Large (Agility)
5:30pm - 5:55pm Eukanuba UK Champions Stakes
6:00pm - 6:35pm Breeders Competition Final
6:40pm - 7:25pm Group Judging (Working) and Presentation
7:30pm - 8:20pm Group Judging (Pastoral) and Presentation