Adorable pups in first ever 'Running of the Wieners' sausage dog race

Published Monday, Sep 21 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Sausage dogs from all over Australia took part in the adorable "Running of the wieners" race last Saturday (19 September).

Fifty of the tiny pooches competed in Melbourne's first ever dachshund race.

Running of the Wieners

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And they're off - 50 dogs entered the race

Disabled, old, standard and mini dachshunds – everyone was invited.

As hundreds of human and canine fans looked on with enjoyment, the hot dogs donned their best (and wurst) costumes - and ran as fast as their little legs could carry them.

Running of the Wieners - best dressed

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Cooper (left) was dressed as a racing car driver

Organiser Scott Highfield told the Mail Online: "They're really fast, especially the minis; the minis move faster than you think.

"It's on for young and old as soon as they jump out of the blocks, it's over very quickly."

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