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Famous dogs who grace the big screen -- like Uggie in The Artist or Blackie in Hugo -- don't get salaries comparable to their human costars, but bank more than the average person. EOnline.com reported these professional canines, or rather their handlers, generally pocket hundreds of dollars a day.
 
"Dogs usually get paid by the day, or maybe a weekly rate," according to Sid Yost, a head trainer from Amazing Animal Productions, which supplies animals for movies and TV. "Daily, it's $350 to $400 for the day, doesn't matter how good they are."
 
Famous dogs who grace the big screen -- like Uggie in The Artist or Blackie in Hugo -- don't get salaries comparable to their human costars, but bank more than the average person. EOnline.com reported these professional canines, or rather their handlers, generally pocket hundreds of dollars a day.
 
"Dogs usually get paid by the day, or maybe a weekly rate," according to Sid Yost, a head trainer from Amazing Animal Productions, which supplies animals for movies and TV. "Daily, it's $350 to $400 for the day, doesn't matter how good they are."

They reap other perks as well: if the dogs travel to promote a project, they'll sometimes fly in first class -- with their own seat.
 
As for where they stay once they get to town? "It's often a Marriott, Hilton, or [at least] at Holiday Inn or Weston," revealed Yost. "It's really phenomenal, the incredible service the animals get." 

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One unfortunate benefit they do lose out on is residuals. The trainer noted, "That's a shame, because of how much dogs and animals have been a part of the history of motion pictures and TV commercials."


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