However, anyone with cute doggy snaps is invited to post their entry to Grufts, the Guardian's alternative to Crufts.
The categories are:
(1) Most Stylish
(2) Most Talented
(3) Most Loveable
(4) Most Heroic
(5) Best Lookalike (your hound can bear an uncanny resemblance to yourself, a famous dog or, indeed, a celebrity)
(6) Best-travelled (your picture, Photoshopped or otherwise, should show your dog in an exotic location)
Just send in a picture to their Flickr group.