Sunday, July 26th
1:05pm Blessing of the Dachshunds
1:15pm Dachshund Derby and Ribbons
2:30pm Dachshund Costume Contest
THE DACHSHUND DERBY – Our 10th Year
This Dachshund Race is the off-the-wall “brain child or pet project” of the late great Patrick T. Dineen. Although he was of Irish decent, he never missed a German Fest and he had great love for his three loyal wiener dogs – Lisa, Libby and Little Cash. Mr. Dineen donated hours and hours to bring his Dachshund Race idea to German Fest, originally thinking it would be a one year attraction. But the Dachshund Derby seemed to have “legs” – lots of them – and now it’s a permanent fixture each year at German Fest thanks to an Irish gentleman by the name of Patrick T. Dineen! Danke Mr. Dineen! We miss you and so do the dogs!
2015 DACHSHUND DERBY REGISTRATION
will be available in JUNE
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DACHSHUND DERBY + WIENER DOG COSTUME CONTEST
The fur flies Sunday afternoon in the annual Dachshund Derby und Wiener Dog Costume Contest! There are five age categories. All entered Dachshunds go schnoz-to-schnoz, and sometimes schnoz-to-tail, all for a chance to be crowned “Champion of the Dachshund Nation”.
Following the races, watch the pint-sized pups strut their stuff trying to out-shine all others in a no-holds-barred Wiener Dog Costume Contest! Winners are determined by audience applause in conjunction with a dog loving Celebrity Judge.
Races: The racing heats are determined by the dogs’ ages as shown below. Prizes will be awarded for each age bracket. Prizes and group photo given immediately after each heat. The race heats are:
Puppy to 1 year old Lil’ Smokies
1 year – 3 year old Frankfurters
3 year – 5 year old Bratwursts
5 year – 8 year old Schnitzels
8 year and up Knockwursts
Special Needs Braunschweigers
View the videos below to see past Dachshund Derby highlights.