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

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

Photograph by Justin Lane/EPA/Landov

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Health Certificate

Westminster requires a health certificate issued within seven days of show time. Costs vary, but come to about $75 from the vet. Many show dogs are routinely checked and have blood work done three times per year just to make sure. Cost: about $300.

Left, a Beagle is inspected for judging on Feb. 13.