Have you ever been to a Dachshund race? If not, you really don’t know what you’re missing. They’re not fierce competitors but they are certainly fun to watch. To look at a Dachshund, you wouldn’t think it would make a very good racer. They are compact and very low to the ground, with short legs. But just like some people who don’t know that they are smaller, these dogs give it their all. Well some of them do! Others stand around sniffing each other and visiting, or running off into the field.
In 2016, the Bungendore Show hosted the inaugural Werriwa Wiener Dash, the first (to our knowledge at least) Dachshund Race in the Capital Region, and it was a roaring success with over 120 dachies and their parents in attendance. People came from across Australia to see these little power packs run.
In 2017 the Bungendore Show set the ‘World Record’ for the most number of dachshunds in one place with 154 dachshunds attending. In March 2018 this record was broken in Cornwall, UK when 601 long dogs gathered for a beach walk.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2020 RACES IS COMING SOON……