Dachshund Races in California

Swift, short-legged Dachshunds race to the finish line.

The best known race is Wiener Dog Nationals. A race is held in Los Alamitos in July, and  in San Diego in August. 

SAN DIEGO - Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals  August 9, 2014

Qualcomm Stadium Rugby Fields (Near Section J-5 in the Stadium Parking Lot).  8:00am - Registration/Check-in; 9:00am - First Races


  • Miss/Mr. Wienerschnitzel – Best use of Wienerschnitzel logo, colors and spirit
  • Best Dressed – Red Carpet ready. Jackets required, pocket squares optional
  • Funniest – Make us laugh out loud
  • Most Creative – No one saw this costume coming!

The annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals kicks off in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium. The top sixteen dogs from the qualifying round will advance to the San Diego final in on Labor Day at the Del Mar Race Track. 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.

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. T-Shirt size not guaranteed. This is a rain or shine event. There will be no refunds for this event.

The Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals accept vendors with animal related causes and products. In order to view the races, all dogs and their owners must walk through vendor village. This year’s event is expected to draw more than 350 dachshunds and their owners from all around Southern California. Races are free for dog rescue organizations. No human food vendors please.

HUNTINGTON BEACH  Old World Village Wiener Dog Races May 18, June 15, July 13, August 24, December 7, 2014
call: (714)  898-5111,

Come watch these short-legged but swift wieners race to the finish line Admission $3 / FREE PARKING
To race your Dachsi Must pre-register 714-898-5111 Dog Friendly Patio * Boutiques * Food and Drink. Time: 3 P.M. Location: 7561 Center Ave. Huntington Beach, CA

Oktoberfest Race Dates 2014, 3-4 p.m.

September 14
September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2

Small Dog Races 2013 - 2014 TBA

Small Dog Races - Open to All
Sun, Jul 28 Sonoma County Fair (Santa Rosa) between horse races
Sun, Aug 4 Sonoma County Fair (Santa Rosa)  Prizes for dogs dressed in best costume
Sun, Aug 11 Sonoma County Fair (Santa Rosa)
Sun, Sep 22 San Joaquin Fair (Stockton)
Sun, Sep 29 San Joaquin Fair (Stockton)

October 2-14, 2013   Big Fresno Fair (Fresno)

All dogs must meet the weight and height requirement (less than 28 lbs AND 15" at the shoulder). Dog may be weighed and measured at the discretion of the Racing Officials. The Racing Officials will disqualify any dog that does not meet these requirements. The dogs can be pure-bred or mixed. Every effort will be made to run dogs of similar breeds and weights in the same heats.

 LOS ALAMITOS 18th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals Saturday, July 19, 2014, $3 adult admission, age 17 & under age
Proceeds to benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. The Care Center is a non-profit group dedicated to finding home for stray animals in the Orange County area.

The first Wienerschnitzel Wiener National race is set for 6 p.m. with the live horse-racing program to be held in conjunction with the dachshund races. The Wiener Nationals Championship race will be held at approximately 9 p.m.

General parking is free. Los Alamitos Race Course is located at 4961 Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos. For more info call, 714-820-2690.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event on a first come first seat basis. We suggest fans arrive early on the day of the event. For safety reasons, only dachshunds participating in the Wiener Nationals are allowed to come in to the racetrack. NO OTHER DOGS WILL BE ALLOWED.

DAVIS Annual Picnic April 12, 2014, 1-3 p.m.  ARC Pavilion, UC Davis Campus,

Doxie Derby 2014  dachshunds races. Come cheer for your favorite pup! The Veterinary School Dean dons a special costume and racing the
winning doxie

COLFAX May 3, 2014   12:30 PM

 Colfax Doxie Races Price: Free; $5 to register doggie participants Colfax Downtown Main Street and Grass Valley Street Colfax, CA 95713  Phone: 530.346.8474 or 346-7862 Email:  The ever popular Colfax Doxie Races have moved to a more moderate time of the year, weather-wise, joining Colfax Spring Fling.

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