Over 2,500 people came along in the glorious winter sunshine to see 96 dachshunds racing! The biggest Dash on record!

The  12th annual Dachshund Dash could not have asked for better conditions and a more joyous crowd.  The miniature creatures put it all on the line - well, some of them didn't quite find the finish line - but it sure was thrilling and cute!

The results of the 2018 Dash are as follows:

Under 2 y.o.

1. Indigo - Elizabeth Miller (owner)

2. Pepper - Danielle Munro

3. Archie - Danielle Glaubitz

 

Over 2 y.o.

1. Simba - Elaine Walters

2. Bently Boy - Linda Schlaghecke

3. Audrey - Linda Schlaghecke

 

Veterans

1. Pepsi - Indi Allen

2. Jaspa - Genene Schumacher

3. Mia - Diane Crittendon

 

Best Child Handler

 Fudge - Connor Tweddle

All Breeds

Milo - Paul Owens

 

Dachshund Dash prizes

In addition to the glory, the winning Dachshunds in each age category receives an A4 framed portrait of themselves by talented local artist Jimmi Buscombe.  Jimmi works from photos to create incredibly life-like illustrations of animals and pets, the perfect way for your champion pooch to be immortalised in art.
 Check out Virgil, one of last year's winners! 

 Virgil, winner on the track in 2017. What a handsome champ!

Virgil, winner on the track in 2017. What a handsome champ!

 Jimmi with his illustrations. Come meet Jimmi this year at the Dash!

Jimmi with his illustrations. Come meet Jimmi this year at the Dash!

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 The Dash is proudly supported by our local community bank.

The Dash is proudly supported by our local community bank.

 

Recap of 2017

Wow! What a day!  It was the biggest race yet! Thanks to all the mini racers...all 72 of you! And to all the spectators who cheered them on. And of course, to our wonderful volunteers and supporters who make the whole thing happen. The beautiful pics below are by Emily Blissland from ABC South West.

It started as a chilly but clear morning with lots of dew on the track. The dog's breakfast was a fun pre-race event with people and pups gathering to play on the Green. Despite some light drizzle just before the race, the crowd was ready and waiting beside the track and even in the grandstand for prime viewing. The winning sausage dog in the Over 2 years was Daisy, the long, lean, running machine. This dog has won 4 of 6 races over the last 6 years. Quite the record! Can she be beaten in 2018???

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 Daisy, the over 2's champion! Pictured here on the centre of the  podium with her owner, Jemma Chapple.

Daisy, the over 2's champion! Pictured here on the centre of the  podium with her owner, Jemma Chapple.

WINNERS AND PLACEGETTERS 2017  

Under 2 years

1. Vergil - Imogen Mounsey
2. Prince Harry - Vickie Ware
3. Frankie - Leona Rose

Over 2 years

1. Daisy - Jema Chapple
2. Audry - Linda Schlaghecke
3. Alfie - Angela Tweddle

Best Child Handler 

Summer Shaw with dog, Ava

Dog that looks most like its owner

 Rufus Punton with dog, William

 

 Some of the team behind the scene.

Some of the team behind the scene.