Wiener Dogs Go to the Races at Annual Long Dog Derby

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ROCK SPRINGS — Wiener dogs were everywhere downtown on Saturday for the Fourth Annual Long Dog Derby Dachshund Races.

The race was meant to raise awareness for the Second Chance to Dance Dachshund Rescue, which rehabilitates dachshunds that were abandoned due to back injuries. These back injuries, which can limit the animal’s ability to walk, are often fixable with proper veterinary treatment.

Categories included: Little Links (under 1 year old), Frankfurters (1-5 years old), Bier Brats (5-10 years old), Senior Schnitzels (10+ years), Chariots of Fire (Handicapped Dachshunds), and Wanna Be Wieners (Dachshund Mixes).

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There was also a costume contest and an overall winner claiming the title of “Sweetwater County’s Fastest Dachshund.” That title went to Dixie.