Darlington Dog Show

More than 7000 dogs are descending on North Yorkshire this weekend to compete in the region's most prestigious dog show.

Darlington Dog Show Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Darlington Dog Show has been running for more than 150 years and because it's a championship event, it helps winners qualify for Crufts.

Darlington Dog Show Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

What's unusual is the show is now held forty miles south of Darlington at Newby Hall near Ripon.

It moved there 7 years ago because of restoration work at its original home in Darlington's South Park and has never returned.

Darlington Dog Show Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The event has become known as the 'Crufts of the North' and organisers are looking forward to a busy weekend.

Darlington Dog Show Credit: ITV Tyne Tees