There were more than 20 dogs entered in the beauty contest, and 50+ dogs that raced. There were many heats, then semifinal and final runs. The finals had to be re-run due to a starting issue, so it was very exciting! (Oscar gave it his all in the first finals and ran out of gas by the time we re-ran, so he brought up the rear. But not too shabby for a 9 year old, 30-lb standard running against all those young little minis!)
Cooper took first place in the Hot Dog Wiener Races. His owners are Sam and Emily Rens, of Sioux Center, Iowa, who enticed him to the finish line with a bubble-blowing toy. Moxie, with owners Payton and clay Metzger, of Larchwood, took second place. He was enticed with a hot dog.
As far as the beauty contest, “Walter” won the male division, and I **THINK** Penelope won the female? (Can’t remember for sure and Oscar didn’t take very good notes!)
Dakota Dachshund Rescue was there once again with many lovable wieners looking for forever homes. New this year, Myhre Studio, a local photographer, opened their doors for FREE Dachshund portraits throughout the evening!
Wieners came from Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, even West Virginia to compete! It was an awesome night to celebrate our favorite Hot Dogs!
The local newspaper put up an awesome video. There is also a slideshow at Luverne Chamber.
'Walter B. Wiener,' head of his Neighborhood Watch program, won the Male division of the Wiener Dog Beauty Contest.
"Diva Wiener" was a contestant in the Beauty Contest.
Dancing to win the Beauty Contest.
Thanks so much to our Minnesota Dachshund News Correspondents, 'Oscar,' and his human, Holly B. Congrats to Oscar for coming in 4th in the Wiener Races!
Have a great Friday!