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Nice to meet you! Dog show pooches get friendly

At dog shows, the competition can be ruff (see what we did there?). But not so at Crufts, the British canine contest taking place in Birmingham through March 10. These pups are downright cordial! Look elsewhere if you want to see fur flying: Man's best friend is living up to his name.
Shih Tzu dogs await judging during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England March 8, 2013. REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITA...
Hey there! Two Shih Tzus await judging Friday. DARREN STAPLES / Today

At dog shows, the competition can be ruff (see what we did there?). But not so at Crufts, the British canine contest taking place in Birmingham through March 10.

These pups are downright cordial! Look elsewhere if you want to see fur flying: Man's best friend is living up to his name.

This foxhound is pleased to meet you. DARREN STAPLES / Today
Who wouldn't be in a good mood, if you looked as chic as this standard poodle? BEN STANSALL / Today
Katie, a border collie, gives a paw at Crufts on Thursday. Over 22,000 dogs from 180 different breeds are expected to compete. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / Today
How can you resist? This Dandie Dinmont terrier wants to be your friend.DARREN STAPLES / Today