Hot dog! It’s the Great Dachshund Stampede

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A dachshund races across the field at the St. Luke's Great Dachshund Stampede 2014, Oct. 4.

A dachshund races across the field at the St. Luke’s Great Dachshund Stampede 2014, Oct. 4.

LA UNION, NM — Call them wiener dogs, hot dogs or dachshunds. The folks who turned out for the Great Dachshund Stampede 2014 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church just call them a lot of fun.

According to the Rev. Daniel Cave, more than 100 dachshunds from three states came out for the highlight of the church’s annual country fair on Oct. 4, 2014. The fair also featured an animal blessing and costume contest.

The dogs race over 25 yards of open field. At the end of the day six winners are crowned and win “cheap prizes,” Cave said.

UT El Paso multimedia journalism student Victoria Mattias put together this audio slideshow capturing the event.

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