The world’s most prestigious dog show was a casualty of the global pandemic in 2021 but now more than 20,000 dogs will be flocking to the NEC Birmingham from March 10-13.
More than half a century ago dog shows were popular events in Edinburgh, with the biggest annual contest taking place in Waverley Market.
Here are 25 pictures to take you back to those days – featuring plenty of VERY good boys and girls.
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1. Good boys
Two Great Danes at the Scottish Kennel Club Championship at Waverley Market in September 1960.
2. Proud owners
A group of girls pose with their pets at a dog show held in Heriot Row Gardens in 1963.
3. Top dog
ichard Weir with winner of the Puppy Stakes contest at the Caledonian Canine Society Dog Show, held in Edinburgh in July 1963.
4. Competitors ready
Some of the competitors at the 1963 Caledonian Canine Society Dog Show.