Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Duncan wins Belfast Wienerfest Costume Contest

Meet 'Duncan!' Duncan is an 11-year-old chocolate and tan dappled dachshund. Duncan placed first in the costume contest on Sunday at the 4th Annual Wienerfest in Belfast, Maine. Like the Midwest Dachshund Festival in Danville, Illinois on Saturday, the event was hampered with rain, but there were over 400 dog owners last year. The Wienerfest also featured dachshund races and vendors. Excerpt from mainecoastnow: Duncan “Cowboy” Gallant stood in front of them all in his cowboy hat, neckerchief, serape and boots as the crowd shouted his nickname. “Cowboy!”The 11-year-old dachshund won the best costume award at the 4th annual Wienerfest on Sunday, one of more than 140 of the long-bodied, short-legged canines that are sometimes called “hotdogs” to enter the festival at Steamboat Landing and the Boathouse.
It wasn’t the first taste of victory for Duncan, a chocolate dappled dachshund whose owners Donald and Judy Gallant live in Frankfort.
Their pet won the best costume event the first year of Weinerfest with a Snoopy pilot’s outfit reminiscent of the Charlie Brown comic strip. The second year, he took second as Count Duncan, dressing up as Dracula. Last year he wore an army outfit with a tiny M-16 rifle strapped to his back and won first prize.
He took his latest victory with doggie aplomb, looking around at the other pets and their owners, without barking or acting up. Read the rest.

Alex Allenwood of North Searsport heads Midge in the right direction for the race.

Thatcher of Skowhegan transforms into the Tin Man. Images courtesy Waldo County Citizen. See more photos from the event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Duncan, congratulations on your win. That was a great costume! You can see more photos of the Belfast Wienerfest in the Downeast Dog News photo gallery. Also, keep an eye out for an article and more photos (including one of you) in the October issue of Downeast Dog News.

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