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Wiener Dogs run like the wind in Buda

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Justin Krause with the Buda Lions Club says it's the 16thyear of their Wiener Dog Races and Cookoff. The Chamber of Commerce tells us about 10,000 people showed up on Saturday…many with their Dachshunds ready to rumble. "Top 2 dogs from each heat are put into the finals this afternoon. And fastest dog down the track gets a trophy that's about 4 foot tall," Krause said. Nicole Sorrell first noticed Spanky had a need for speed while playing fetch. "He loves to swim too. He's a really fast swimmer. I love to play fetch with him, take him out to the river and the lake and I'll just be like ‘I'm gonna go get your ball and he's choo choo choo! Swim real fast to go get it," Sorrell said. Sorrell says Spanky has won 3 years in a row. "We train him for about a week! I'll go get a little squeaky ball for him and I don't let him have it until the Wiener Dog races! He goes real fast. We do a lot of swimming and cardio. He loves it though. He has a blast," she said. Doug and Darcy Newton's dogs Daisy and Luna couldn't be more different. "Daisy has won a few races. Not first place but she managed to get to the semis a couple of times and Luna's just kind of lazy and doesn't really like to run that much," Doug said. The Lions Club says all the proceeds from the Wiener Dog Races benefit the community and they're sending money to West as well.

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