A trip to the Westminster Dog Show is an expensive undertaking.
Most show dogs will cost at least $ 1,000. The owners will spend $ 250,000 for the handling, grooming, promotion and movement of the dog.
That cost could buy owners nearly 20,000 bags of most dog treats.
But how much could owners and their dogs earn by winning the Westminster Dog Show, one of America’s most prestigious dog shows?
We break it down below:
Westminster Dog Show 2021 coin purse
Dog shows can be expensive to participate, but few of them make money for owners.
The Westminster Dog Show is among those that do not offer cash prizes to winners. Instead, dogs get scratches on their stomachs. Owners carry weight on Instagram.
How much does the Best in Show winner earn?
Looking to earn money by registering your dog for the Westminster Dog Show? Better to look at other options.
The winner will not earn any money for being named Best in Show. Neither does their owner. the American Kennel Club National Championship rewards $ 50,000 to the dogs who win the Best in Show there.
Who won the Westminster Dog Show in 2020?
Siba the Standard Poodle won the Westminster Dog Show last year. Siba is owned by Connie S. Unger and winning last year became the first Standard Poodle to win the Best in Show award since 1991.
How much does it cost to register a dog for the Westminster Dog Show?
According to a report from Yahoo! Finance, it will cost owners $ 100 to register their dog for the Westminster Dog Show. However, the cost of making sure the dogs are show-ready goes well beyond the registration fee.
How much does a Westminster Dog Show ticket cost?
In a typical year, ticket prices range from $ 22 for adults and $ 10 for children, up to $ 65 for a reserved seat at Madison Square Garden. However, due to the restrictions imposed by the coronaviruses in New York City, no spectators will be allowed, the The Westminster Kennel Club announced, and instead of taking place at MSG, it will be open-air at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York. Only exhibitors will receive tickets for the show.