Crufts is changing its rules to allow dogs to be treated with ‘performance-enhancing’ items, such as hairspray.
The break with tradition at the competition means that owners may use chalk to enhance the appearance of breeds which have white fur.
Poodle hair can at last legitimately be tamed with hairspray.
Let us spray: Competitors at Crufts will now be allowed to spray their animals with hairspray and other cosmetic products (file picture)
The move comes after furious owners said banning the products would be like 'Miss World being made to go on without her make-up'.
The new rules, which break almost 100 years of tradition, mean owners of breeds with white fur will be able to use chalk to clean their pets before the competition and poodle owners can use hairspray to tame their animals' long hair.