updated 02/24/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/24/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST
For most owners, competing at Westminster is its own reward. Stephanie Gallups, 41, a product manager from Purcellville, Va., whose Great Dane Ch. Harley Davidson Hardt's, aka Harley Girl, snapped up a Best of Breed prize, looked happy but weary after spending six months—and "at least $20,000"—preparing for the event. "I had to refinance my house," she says. For Harley Girl, though, it wasn't nearly as much work as giving birth a year ago to her litter of nine. "It goes to show," says Gallups, "you can have a career and be a mother too."