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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Boarding and Training

Many owners only see their dogs on weekends. The rest of the time, they are bonding and training with their handler. Hamil says she pays about $650 per month to cover boarding and training for two dogs.

Left, Fifi, a Doberman Pinscher, is joined by her co-owner Suzy Lundy of Oregonia, Ohio, on Feb. 14.