Wiener Dogs Run at Black Tooth

Crowds gathered at Black Tooth Brewing Company to watch the wiener dogs run Tuesday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Crowds gathered at Black Tooth Brewing Company to watch the wiener dogs run Tuesday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Crowds lined the stands on both sides of the course to watch the seventh annual Wiener Dog Races Tuesday night.

Jocie Corcoran, owner of Muddy Paw Prints and sponsor of the race, said more than 20 dogs were registered by 4 p.m. on race day, but after that, she lost count.

Among those who brought their dogs to race was Melody Thompson, with Dash, a wiener dog rescue she got in January.

Erin Leis brought Busy, a standard-sized soft wire-haired wiener dog. Leis said this was a first time race for Busy, who was in the Little Franks category for dogs ages 1 to 3 years old.

The race included a new category this year – Beanie Wienies for dogs from 4 months to 1 year old – along with Oscar Meyers for dogs ages 4 and 5, Aged Bratwursts for those 6 years and older and Heinz 57 for those that look like wiener dogs but aren't purebreds.

Dogs and their owners got goodie bags just for entering the races, and the top dog in the races got free dog food for a year.

The start of the race finds some dogs a bit hesitant. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The start of the race finds some dogs a bit hesitant. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Erin Leis with her wiener dog, Busy. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Erin Leis with her wiener dog, Busy. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Wiener dog racers visit while waiting for the races to begin. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Wiener dog racers visit while waiting for the races to begin. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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