Photo Gallery | Oktoberfest wiener dog race
The 6th Annual Oktoberfest Wiener Dog race was held on Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati.
Sammy, a two-year old dachshund, beat 100 other dachshunds to be crowned the winning wiener at the sixth-annual John Morrell Running of the Wieners. He ran the 75-foot race in 3.97 seconds.
The event is an annual kickoff to Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati, the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the
country and the second largest in the world.
Sammy, from Anderson Township, Oh., receives a prize pack from Fortunate Dog Spa in
Maineville, a gold chicken hat and a case of Samuel Adams Octoberfest Beer (for the owner, of
course). This is the first time Sammy has participated in the event, said owner A.J. Shellabarger.