Flynn, a Bichon Frise, was
Notably missing from the prize package: monetary compensation.
Winning the show isn't really lucrative. In fact, few dog shows offer monetary prizes. But many competitors still believe the events are worth it and that there's nothing that can beat the feeling of a win.
In dog showing, a successful night is "absolutely unforgettable and you have tears in your eyes," Glen VanDerHart, an owner who competed at Westminster with his Puli, Blu, tells CNBC Make It.