Dog Races, Food, Beer and Good Times

Wiener Wonderland Rescue Reunion

at Old World Huntington Beach

The Wiener Dog Store partners with
So Cal Wienerfest to support Dachshund Rescue of LA

December 8, 12pm - 4pm

Where: Old World Beer Garden
Spectator Tickets: Tickets are cash-only sold at Wiener Dog Store #38
$5 adult, $3 kids 4yrs-12yrs, Free for kids 3yrs & under

Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions.

Please arrive by 12PM at The Wiener Dog Store for Admission Tickets and Dog Race Registration. Free Parking in structure behind Hotel Huntington Beach

  • 12pm - Vendors, Raffles, Games, & Adoptions
  • 1PM - 2PM - Dachshund Races
  • 2:30PM - 3:30PM - All Small Breed Races (under 25lbs.)

Old World German Restaurant will put on the German BBQ Kitchen, Beer & Wine Bar, Bounce House, Kids Games, & Face Painter.

SoCal Wienerfest will host tables full of dachshund lovers raffle prizes. A portion of the raffle proceeds with be donated to support DRLA.

The Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles will be attending with their furry friends. Stop by for face time with and information on adopting one of their wonderful wieners!

Want to enter your dog in a race? Click here for details.


Dog Race Sign-Up Fee & Info

$10 cash-only to sign up your dog.
Sign up is at Wiener Dog Store #38.
Pre-registration by phone to secure a space is highly recommended as space is limited.
Call Inge McKellop at (714) 402-7327
Or CLICK HERE for registration details.

Dog Race Owners Check-In at the Wiener Dog Store:

  • Check in 1 hr BEFORE race time

Please note: All doxies and other pets must be on a leash at all times.

Register Your Dog To Race at Old World

Pre-registration by phone to secure a space is highly recommended as space is limited.

The Wiener Dog Races are hosted by the Wiener Dog Store at Old World HB.
If you have a Dachshund or Small Breed (under 25lbs.) you'd like to enter in a race, call Inge McKellop at the Wiener Dog Store at (714) 402-7327.


How To Register Your Dog:

  • Pre-registrater by phone to secure a space and then go to the Wiener Dog Store #38 to pay the dog race Registration Fee and Admission Tickets.
    • November 17
      Dachshund & All Small Breeds (under 25lbs.)
      races 3PM - 4PM

      $5 registration fee (cash-only)
    • December 8
      Dachshund races 1PM - 2PM
      All Small Breeds (under 25lbs.) races 2:30PM - 3:30PM
      $10 registration fee (cash-only)
  • You can purchase Admission Tickets (cash-only) at The Wiener Dog Store.
    • Spectator Adult: $5
    • Spectator Kids (4yr - 12yr): $3
    • Kids 3 yr & under: FREE

On Race Day:

  • On the day of the race, guests racing their dogs are encouraged to come early!
  • Check in at The Wiener Dog Store 1hr. BEFORE race time.
  • If you have already registered your dog at the Wiener Dog Store and have your Admission Tickets, then proceed to the Festival Hall Patio entrance (located to the right of Old World German Restaurant entrance.)
  • If you have not registered your dog, then you MUST first go to the Wiener Dog Store.
    Read How To Register Your Dog.
  • All doxies and other pets must be on a leash at all times.

Bring your four legged friends to Old World Dog Races!

On the day of the Dog Races, dogs 25lbs and under, are welcome to Old World beer garden and village area. Why leave them home when your four legged friends can join you in Old World festivities and meet other four-legged friends!

Please note that no dogs are allowed inside the festival hall. All dogs must be on a leash at all times. Any recovered Service dogs are welcome.

Oktoberfest beer garden

The History of Dachshund Wiener Dog Races at Old World

Dachshund racing became popular following a 1993 Miller Lite commercial that highlighted odd sports, and it's grown in popularity since then. Check out the video.

The Wiener Dog Races are always one of the most popular attractions at Old World, and while the races are usually held once a month, during Oktoberfest you'll enjoy the ‘Running of the Wieners' every Sunday between 3pm - 4pm.

The races were started by Inge McKellop, owner of ‘Paws at the Mill', a specialty Dachshund retail store in Old World village.

Placed into one of four weight classes, the Dachshunds run a 22-yard course with their owners at the finish line, luring their dogs to run toward them with colorful toys, food, cheers and the occasional begging. In the early days the races were run through the village streets, and the dogs chased a skunk-scented piece of fur tied to a line being pulled by a car battery and motor.

As they grew in popularity they were moved to the outside patio and beer garden within Old World, where the straight course allowed a better experience for everyone.

The Dachshund was originally bred to hunt badgers. The miniature dachshund weighs in at 11 pounds or less at maturity, while a standard dachshund weighs in at 16-32 pounds. Both dachshund sizes come in three coat types - smooth, long-haired, and wirehaired.

Dachshund Races by the Numbers

  • 1993 - Miller Lite Commercial Highlighted Sport
  • 22 Yards - Length of the Course
  • 11 lbs - Weight of a miniature dachshund
  • 20 lbs - Average weight of a standard Dachshund
  • $220,000 - Money raised for charity by Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals

If you have a Dachshund you'd like enter in a race, call Inge McKellop at (714) 402-7327

Video Gallery

Baby Luv at Oldworld Dachshund Races

Dachshund Races

Wiener Dog Nationals - The Movie

Kevan Peterson, writer, producer and director of the original 'Wiener Dog Nationals - The Movie' recently filmed the sequel, 'Wiener Dog Internationals' at Old World. It was a great event with more than 300 people crowding the race track custom built for the filming. Races, Photos, Action!!!

The filming went on for more than 11 hours, following a week of filming at Old World. The filming included more than 60 dogs racing and pictures of dogs (and their owners) for various cut away shots in the movie. There were cool merchandise giveaways, scripts etc. It was a great day for Wiener Dogs. Look for the release of Wiener Dog Internationals - The Movie around March of 2015. Here are some great pictures from the filming on that day

Wiener Dog Races International is Filming the Dachshund Races at Old World Village
Wiener Dog Racing Photos 2013
Wiener Dog Racing Photos 2012
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