'Ziti,' a 14-year-old, red, mini-Dachshund from Soho, dressed as — what else? — a hot dog, was among the hundreds of Dachshunds and their proud owners gathered in New York's Washington Square Park last Saturday at noon. It was no mere coincidence, but the 19th annual Dachshund Spring Fiesta. Organized by the DAX Friendship Club, which was co-founded by two Greenwich Village residents, the furry fiesta occurs the last Saturday of April. But since one dachs fest a year would never suffice, there’s also a companion Dachshund Fall Fiesta, held on the first Saturday of October.Source.