Every dog has its day - and Hector had his at Crufts last week when he won a Best of Breed award.

Four year old Hector is a Bouvier des Flandres - a herding breed that originated in Flanders, where the dogs were used for general farm work including cattle droving, sheep herding, cart pulling and guarding.

Hector's job now though is as a beloved pet to Fiona Lambert, 64, who lives in Windsor and works as a kennel maid.

Ms Lambert joined thousands of other dog lovers who descended on Birmingham for the 127th edition of the world's largest dog show.

She said: "It is a long day but we enjoy coming back every year, I’ve been coming for years and it’s just as special.

“Hector did really well out there and it’s great to be able to represent the breed as well.”

An estimated 22,000 dogs took part in Crufts during the four day event last week with a record 3,6123 from 49 countries vying to be best in show.

Visitors learnt about 200 different breeds at the Discover Dogs zone, crossbreeds competed for the Scruffts crown and the Friends for Life event reminded people about some inspiring stories that showing dogs at their absolute best.