Phoenix Dachshund Races


This weekend, Rene and I packed up Rigatoni and Alfredo, and went down to Phoenix Greyhound Park for the 2008 Weiner Nationals.


There was, as you would expect, dozens of dachshunds and their owners packed into the stands.


To manage two dachshunds in such a crowded public space took teamwork. So, we enlisted my Dad…


…and family friends and canine handlers extraordinaire Zoe and Anna.


This will be the third year in a row that we have done this. Every year, Rigatoni gets a little better at racing, and we get a little better at training her. But mostly, it’s great goofy fun for dog and owner alike.

P.S. Rene also blogged about the wiener races and my Dad should be sending us some additional pictures shortly… so stay tuned.