Training Season Begins

My eldest dog Gary is turning 10 this summer.  Because of that I like to call 2010 “A Decade of Geege.”

Gary winning the race; not sure where the competition is.

He has raced in the Wiener Nationals since he was four months old (with the exception of one year on the DL due to kidney stone surgery) … and he’s pretty good.  I just got great news via e-mail – the save-the-date for the 2010 Wiener National Races.

Wiener dog-owner or not, this is a great, family friendly event to attend.  And so training season begins!!


The 14th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals kicks off in San Diego on Saturday, August 28th at Qualcomm Stadium. The top sixteen dogs from the qualifying round will advance to the San Diego final in September. The top dog from San Diego will advance to the championship at the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade presented by the San Diego County Credit Union on December 29.

This year’s finalists will receive the opportunity to march with the Wienerschnitzel float in the nationally televised parade.

Any dachshund may participate!

Admission to the event is free to humans and non-racing dogs.


There is a $7 pre-registration entry fee per racing dog and the entry fee includes one owner t-shirt (guaranteed for pre-registered dogs only). The pre-registration deadline is August 20.

Online registration will open in July on our website. Late registrations will be accepted from 8/21 to 8/27 for a fee of $10. Day-of registration is $10. Online registration will close August 27th at noon, but we will accept walk-up registration the day of the event.

(Source: Holiday Bowl)



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7 responses to “Training Season Begins

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  2. We just got the same up date. I can’t wait to run. Check out my web site for my photos and viedos on the subject.

  3. Debbie

    I have been to these races and it is a load of fun. Geeg and his younger brother Patrick always have so much energy. All kinds of wiener dogs attend the event. I had no idea there were so many types of doxies. Even if you don’t enter your dog it is a really fun day. Lots of wet kisses to go around.

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