A WELL known Tetbury dog will be competing with best dogs from around the country at Crufts today.

Otis is a Black Pug, is four years old and has regularly visited Crufts since he was a puppy - both in the ring and in its Discover Dogs area, where a variety of dogs are showcased.

Mrs Smith said: “Both are well known around Tetbury, along with our other Black Pugs and are referred to locally as the Tetbury All Blacks!

Memphis's other main claim to fame is that as well as being a show pug, his father Otis - another regular attender at Crufts - is  a renowned wordsmith, penning a regular column for the Pug Club Bulletin.

The Boy Memphis, as he is referred to in the column, plays a great part in the adventures relayed therein.

Crufts is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham today (Thursday, March 6) until Sunday, March 10.