A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, U.S., February 10, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
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Hailing from every corner of the United States and coming as far afield as Japan and Russia, some 2,800 dogs will square off starting Monday at the Westminster Dog Show.While the focus remains squarely on the canines, a species that includes Greyhounds and other four-legged speedsters, some of the most impressive hustle comes from the dogs' human assistants, professional handlers who manage as many as 15 dogs apiece.Some handlers charge $500 per dog, plus expenses, to show at Westminster compared with $150 or $250 at smaller shows.Michigan handler Doug Belter presents most breeds, but generally refers Toys to other handlers who have succeeded with smaller dogs. He also avoids Poodles, which require an inordinate amount of shaving and primping.His candidates this year include a Wire Fox Terrier and a Beagle, with whom he drove for 11 hours late last week.
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