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Best in Show winner can't touch these five pricey pooches (+video)

Malachy the Pekingese won Best in Show at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, receiving a silver cup, a raft of media appearance, and the promise of breeding fees. But the crowd-pleasing champion has nothing on these five uber-expensive dogs. Most of us think our furry best friends are priceless (author included). But some dog lovers are willing and able to put their money where their heart is. Here's our list of five pricey pooches. Can you guess which breed took the top spot, and at what price?

- Correspondent

A Lhasa Apso dog is held by its owner at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden on Monday. Another Lhasa Apso, "Trouble," was so endearing that when it died, its owner, Danielle Taratola, paid $50,000 to have the dog cloned. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/File)

5. “Double Trouble,” Lhasa Apso ($50,000)

Danielle Tarantola got 18 years to spend with her Lhasa Apso, “Trouble,” but it wasn’t enough. So after Trouble died in 2008, the unemployed Wall Street broker had the dog cloned in South Korea, then watched the birth of “Double Trouble” via webcam. At $50,000, “Double Trouble” was actually a bargain; cloning dogs, which is only available in South Korea, usually costs upwards of $100,000. Tarantola, however, got a discount after agreeing to appear on the TLC television special “I Cloned My Pet,” which aired in January. Below: Danielle Tarantola and Double Trouble on Anderson Cooper's talk show:


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