Dachshund Races in California


Swift, short-legged Dachshunds race to the finish line. The best known race is Wiener Dog Nationals held in Los Alamitos at the Racetrack in July, and in San Diego later in the year.

Among the fun dog events in California are these races. Always confirm details and registration before going!

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Old World Wiener Dog Races 
German Restaurant
7561 Center Ave. #49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
oldworld.ws | wienerdogstore.com
(714) 898-5111

German Heritage Day July 14, 2019
Plum Festival August 25, 2019, Races at 3-4 p.m. free admission
Oktoberfest Opening Day September 8, 2019
Kinderfest September 15, 22, 29, 2019, 3-4 p.m. $7, $3 kid
Kinderfest October 6, 14, 20, 27, 2019, 3-4 p.m. $7, $3 kid
Happy Hallowiener Doggy Costume Contest & Wiener Dog Races October 28, 2018, $7, $3 kid
November 17, 2019, 3-4 p.m. $5
December 8, 2019, $5

Come watch these short-legged but swift wieners race to the finish line. To race your Dachsi Must pre-register 714-898-5111 Dog Friendly Patio * Boutiques * Food and Drink.

SACRAMENTO:  Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals July 27, 2019, Check in 12:30 p.m. | Race 2 p.m.
$22 includes 2 admission tickets and 1 parking pass, calexpo.com
Miller Lite Raceway Grandstand
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
Park in Parking Lot Z
California State Fair at the Sacramento Cal Expo
Sacramento WWN  fee is non-refundable and includes:
Race entry for (1) wiener dog
Fair Admission for two handlers
Parking for the day
Limited to the first 64 qualifying applicants with dogs
All dogs participating are required to have 2 handlers present: 1 at the starting line and 1 at the finish line. 

LOS ALAMITOS Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:30- 10 p.m. (Gate opens at 4:30 p.m.)
4961 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA
$3 adult admission, free age 17 & under age.
Arrive early for tickets, first come first seat basis. General parking is free Live horse racing held in conjunction with dachshund races. In fact, the Wiener Dog Races are held between horse races. For information on how you can sign up your doxie to the Wiener Nationals call 714-820-2800 or e-mail larace@losalamitos.com.

PLACERVILLE: Oktoberfest October 19, 2019, 3-9 p.m.
Downtown Placerville, Main Street
Free admission, all ages, placerville-downtown.org

Wiener Dog Race
4 p.m. Registration/check-in begins at 3:15 p.m.
Near River City Bank, 348 Main St., Placerville, CA
$15-20 to race dog, placerville-downtown.org
This year the Wiener Dog Race is being put on with the help of volunteers from Animal Outreach. The cat rescue organization is going to the dogs! All proceeds will support their work in El Dorado County and surrounding areas. 
Note: Each Wiener Dog Entry must have 2 race handlers - one at each end.
Artificial turf course is easy on wiener dog feet! Please mail, email or drop off Registration & Release Forms or your dog will not able to race.
The  annual Oktoberfest will feature Craft Breweries and a Wine Garden featuring the wines of El Dorado County, live Bavarian Music, Beer contests with prizes, Weiner Dog races, Bavarian Dance demonstrations, a family area with games and activities for children, German Food, vendors and more.

SAN JOSE: Santa Clara County Fair  Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals August 5, 2018 no 2019 info posted as of 7/10/19
Location: Santa Clara County Fair (thefair.org) North Lawn (near main entrance)
344 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA
$?, Participants of the race receive two comp tickets per wiener dog, wienerschnitzel.com
Check-in 10:30 a.m.
Preliminary Races 11:30 a.m.
Final Race 2:30 p.m.

BANNING: Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races September 22-23, 2018

ARROYO GRANDE: Ag Harvest Festival Paws of Thunder Wiener Dog Races September 28-29, 2018 (dog event to be confirmed)

LAKEPORT:  Oktoberfest Dachshund Derby October 6, 2018, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 2019 TBD
The very famous Dachshund Derby is back again with signups open until 1:30 on Saturday. There is a $10 entry fee per dog. Rainbow Ag is sponsoring the Derby and is supplying some great ‘doggy prizes' for the winners. Call Deanna at 263-5092 for more information on the Derby. Everyone has an opportunity to win big dollars with the annual Golden gate Meat
German beer, food vendors, Arts & Crafts, Music, German Food, Raffles & prizes, strolling Accordion player, Joan Wilson Rueter
Main Street - 1st Street to 4th Street
Vendors of all descriptions will be set up from 11am to 7pm. The Food Court between 2nd and 3rd Streets 
Jimi Z's Band play for the street dance with their great tunes. Cash prizes will be given for Oktoberfest Costumes – 2 categories, Adults (Singles or Couples) and Children from ages 0 to 15.  Company/Jimi Z raffle. 


Annual events

DAVIS: UC Davis Picnic Day Doxie Derby
Doxie Derby dachshunds races. Come cheer for your favorite pup! The Veterinary School Dean dons a special costume and racing the winning doxie.

 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.

Past events

DEL MAR: San Diego, CA Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals San Diego County Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Del Mar, CA
Held in 2017 - no info 2018


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