Westminster Dog Show: A (Champion) Dog’s Life

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2012-02-15T15:44:25Z

Photograph by Craig Ruttle/AP

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Price of the Dog

When you buy a pup, you can't be sure it will be show quality. Hamil's bloodhounds range from about $1,500 to $1,800 as puppies. They come from champion parents and have, she says, genetic health advantages.

Left, Sophie, a Standard Poodle, is groomed before her showing.