Year 3 of the annual Hophaus Dachshund races in Melbourne was bigger than ever! No surprises there after all what's better than a hilarious day of dogs, dress ups and beers!
Seasoned race goers the Pethaus team attend each year to support our low riding pack members, and catch up with the crew for some bevies afterwards.
Here are our hot tips for those of you thinking of attending 2018
Water! Bring plenty of water in bottles and a portable bowl. It gets very hot at the race site.
Get there early if you want to see the race. Arrive well before 11am to get a good viewing spot
Consider your dogs comfort. If you have an anxious dog the races can be very busy and overwhelming. As mentioned it can get very hot at the site so be sure their costume / outfit won't overheat them or is easy to remove. Bringing a large bag or carrier to give you dog a safe space to take a time out is a great idea.
If you want to be involved as a racing dog book your spot early as they fill up fast (yes you need to be a Dachshund) . Money raised from race fees goes to help the pawsome folk at Dachshund Rescue