Dachshunds are dressed to impress at Oktoberfest race

Dachsund racer.
Image: Hophaus Annual Dachschund Race 2016/Brendan Lloyd

Dachshunds. In costumes. Racing.

The Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race took place Saturday in Melbourne as part of Hophaus’ Oktoberfest celebrations. The annual “running of the wieners” raises money for Dachshund Rescue Australia.

The cylindrical little pups could win costume prizes, or show off their short-legged athleticism in a 15-metre (49-foot) sprint.

Words don’t do the cuteness justice, so without further waffle, here are the pictures.

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

Image: HOPHAUS ANNUAL DACHSCHUND RACE 2016/BRENDAN LLOYD

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