Monday, September 28, 2009

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving once again that weekends are for Wiener Dogs, here's a Dachshund News Roundup on a surprisingly cool blustery fall day, September 28, 2009 (your Long and Short of it All host 'Joey' is not happy about the weather shift!). Kicking things off, check out the handsome red smooth piebald above! His name is 'Prince Rusty,' and he's having a great time running around with his human, Taylor Wood, on Saturday at Dog Fest 2009 in Springfield, Missouri. Over 1,000 humans and 500 dogs attended the event. Read all about it the News-Leader.

Heading east to Cape Cod, it was the second annual Doxie Days on Saturday in Dennis, Massachusetts. Meet the organizers of the event, black and tan longhair 'Isabella' and her human Roseanne Smith. There was a Blessing of the Dachshunds, vendors, rescue organizations...lots of Dachshund Love on the beach! Don't miss all the photos at CapeCodPets. And with an intro like this, you know the write-up is good:

What do William Randolph Hearst, E.B. White, Jack Ruby, Andy Warhol, Queen Victoria, Donald Rumsfeld and Pablo Picasso have in common? Surprise! They were all owners of dachshunds. The popularity of this breed, which is ranked seventh in registrations by the American Kennel Club, crosses all cultural stratas.

Heading just ever-so-slightly west of the Cape, it was the Third annual Dachshund Day held in Westport, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Over 40 Dachshunds attended the event, which included a parade, raffle, social time, and agility demonstrations! Read all about it and see lots of pics at the Herald News.

Back in the Midwest, red smooth 'Bendi Sue' ran for the glory of it all on Saturday at the National Dachshund Races in Findlay, Ohio. This huge 2-day event featured a parade and Dachshunds chauffeured in stretch limos! We're sure that more pics will be posted soon on the official site, but this pic is from The Courier.

And back to Missouri, participants in the Dachshund Derby get off to a running start Saturday at the Old Munichberg Association Oktoberfest celebration in Jefferson City. Read more about the event at the News Tribune.

And finally, heading south to sweet warm Florida, Dachshund Rescue of South Florida held A Dog's Day In Venice Yappy Hour in Pembroke Pines. Looks like everyone had a great time! We're guessing that the $2 wine or beer and $5 martinis were a hit!

Have a fantastic Monday!


kalyxcorn said...

love the running pictures!

chloejessica said...

Love to see all the doxie events! And am happy to be a part of the one sponsered by Dachshund Rescue South Florida!! :)

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