Crufts 2016: Nine facts about the world's largest dog show

How many of these Crufts facts do you know?
How many of these Crufts facts do you know?

As Crufts kicks off for another year - we take a look at some fun facts about the 125-year-old show.

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.

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*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.