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Watch wiener dog races from Dachtoberfest in San Antonio

Proceeds benefit Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas

SAN ANTONIO – Check out the senior weiner dog race from Dachtoberfest at Retama Park Race Track.

Dachshunds showed up to the track Saturday morning with their owners for canine costume contests, races, a carnival and food trucks.

Speedy weenies of all shapes and sizes competed for top dog in their respective categories:

Mini - Up to 11 pounds
Tweenie - 11 to 17 pounds
Standard - 17 pounds and above
Senior - 10 years old and above
Turtle - Dogs with disabilities

Proceeds from Dachtoberfest benefit the Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas (DDRTX).

Because of the popularity of the dachshund breed, DDRTX is vital to assisting dachshunds that have been abandoned, turned in to shelters, and surrendered by their owners. In the last five years, DDRTX has rescued more than 950 dogs, according to the non-profit's website.


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