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press photos by lani goinsCompetitors Fallon and Peanut with their companions Addy and Hunter Reichard. press photos by lani goinsCompetitors Fallon and Peanut with their companions Addy and Hunter Reichard.
French Bulldog Tony meets English Bulldog Buddy French Bulldog Tony meets English Bulldog Buddy
Emcee Rupert and his mother Tilde. Rupert was at all four Dog races. Sadly, Tilde and her wonderful balloon dachshunds were only present Oct. 6. Emcee Rupert and his mother Tilde. Rupert was at all four Dog races. Sadly, Tilde and her wonderful balloon dachshunds were only present Oct. 6.
Mom, please don’t make me race! This pup is clearly not ready to go. In fact, only a fraction of the racers actually cross the finish line. Some of the funniest moments happen when they don’t! Mom, please don’t make me race! This pup is clearly not ready to go. In fact, only a fraction of the racers actually cross the finish line. Some of the funniest moments happen when they don’t!
Pups Rosie and Rocky take a drink break before the parade. Owner Ken opens a collapsible water dish for the pups. Pups Rosie and Rocky take a drink break before the parade. Owner Ken opens a collapsible water dish for the pups.
The Alper Family, Sam, Sarah and Steven, brought their dogs Tucker (gray) and Truman to enjoy the festivities. The Alper Family, Sam, Sarah and Steven, brought their dogs Tucker (gray) and Truman to enjoy the festivities.
After a vigorous race, pup Zola was anxious for a treat, so much so, she jumped for the treat bag, and held on until her owner had to set it down. After a vigorous race, pup Zola was anxious for a treat, so much so, she jumped for the treat bag, and held on until her owner had to set it down.
Off to the races, Oktoberfest style Off to the races, Oktoberfest style

Off to the races, Oktoberfest style

Monday, November 25, 2019 by LANI GOINS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

A highlight of the Steelstacks Oktoberfest is the annual Weiner Dog Race. Four sessions of races were held, Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13, in a small area in front of Steel Stacks. To compete in the races, dogs had to be Dachshunds or Dachshund crossbreeds. Competing dogs ranged in age from puppies to seniors. Each race began with a parade. Dogs not competing in the races were welcome to participate in the parade, though they could not receive prizes. At the end of each parade, dogs returned to the area and were paraded one by one before the judges. A king and queen were chosen, and each day three more Judges’ Choice prizes were awarded. The dogs raced two at a time. Winning dogs were assigned to the winners bracket, and losing dogs to the losers bracket. The top loser was moved into the winners bracket. The Winners races were the last races each afternoon. On the final Sunday, an additional free for all Fun Run dog race preceded the regular races.