This One-of-a-Kind Swim Meet Left Me in Stitches

Dachshunds, often referred to as “wiener dogs” or “sausage dogs,” are a unique and distinctive dog breed with a rich history. Originating in Germany several centuries ago, they were originally bred for hunting small game, particularly badgers (hence their name, which translates to “badger dog” in German). Dachshunds are characterized by their long, low-slung bodies, short legs, and elongated snouts, which make them easily recognizable and endearing.

Dachshunds have a vibrant personality and are often described as lively, affectionate, and intelligent. They form strong bonds with their owners and families, seeking constant companionship and love. While they can be independent and stubborn at times, dachshunds are also known for their loyalty and devotion.

Although they are quite capable at lots of things, you don’t generally associate dachshunds with swimming. Which is what makes this video is fun to watch. These teens have gathered for the “Dachshund 500 Water Race” with their five mini dachshunds: Penny, Valerie, Ruby, Zeus and Snoopy. The announcer says, “Snoopy and Ruby are favored in this race because they like a wet track, and you can see this is a wet track.”

Once they are in the water, it’s pretty clear why Snoopy was one of the favorites, because he takes off like a shot. It’s also obvious why Valerie was “even money not to finish” as she is in last place, but at least she finishes! Watch the video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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