Dachshund Dash and Viener Vogue get tails wagging at Oktoberfest

Traditional German dogs dashed through the Southside Festgrounds Sunday in the Dachshund Dash and Viener Vogue’s third year.

Events included races and a chance for the pups to strut their stuff down the runway in a costume show.

Weiner dogs of all ages were encouraged to participate, including thirteen-year-old Oscar who dressed up as the late T.V. personality Mr. Rogers.

“He’s very lovable. He sleeps all the time. He’s just very relaxed, and he’s just a great cuddler. There [are] a lot of cute, little dogs here today, so just seeing all the wiener dogs and see everyone come out… I mean, they’re fun to watch and see if he’ll actually dash down with a lot of these young pups,” said Shannon Weiss, Oscar’s ‘dog mom’.

There were 14 puppy participants, and the winner of the race was ten-year-old Daphne.