At the 2010 Krakow Dachshund Parade
Sky News reports:
Dogs or Dachshunds come from all corners of the country to participate in the parade which first took place in 1973.
The annual parade was then not taken well by Communist authorities as it thought to be anti-communist and anti-establishment, yet organiser Agnieszka Kuczynska explained how the authorities came to misunderstand the parade’s meaning.
‘The first march was very unusual. The Sausage Dogs arrived at the parade in carriages and waiters served sausages on silver trays. It’s true that the editor in chief of Przekroj Magazine, Mieczyslaw Czuma, who initiated the event, could have faced serious consequences. He was held accountable for provoking the authorities and ridiculing the May 1st parade. Of course this was not his intention but in those days the authorities were not ready for this kind of event, so it was banned. In 1994 it was brought back again,’ she said.
After the fall of Communism in Poland, Cracow’s local radio station decided to bring the parade back and give the tradition a second lease of life.
Now, can anyone tell us what this dog is dressed as?
Unidentifiable costume at Krakow 2010 Dachshund parade
Photos from jgraczynski at Flickr.
The Poles love dogs and especially wiener dogs. According to the local English newspaper, each year at Krakow’s Dachshund parade, a local artist is awarded for the best dachshund-related masterpiece, and a local writer is selected as the winner of the literary competition. This year, Witold Witkowski took the latter prize with his poetic ode to the sausage dog.” Can anyone get the Daily Doxie a copy of this poem? We promise to publish it in its full glory.
Also, is it just me or does it appear that there are still a lot of standard-sized Polish Dachshunds and the miniature wiener has not taken over as it has here?
A Daily Doxie reader in the UK sent this fabulous picture of his five-year-old Dachshund bitch Clara in front of historic Petworth House in West Sussex. “Snow at this time of year in Southern England is very unusual,” he wrote.
We feel your pain here at the world headquarters of the Daily Dachshund and Dog News in Montreal where we have had the second snowiest winter on record. Even though it’s warm and sunny today, the snow mountain on the front lawn is still a good four feet high and turning black.
Oh well, when it’s clean and there are cute wiener dogs, it’s a great photo op. Many thanks.
To see all our favourite wiener dog and Dachshund pictures, click on the photos label directly below.
“Dog rescued after hot tar attack,” blared the headline about the abuse of a Dachshund cross dog in South Africa. The story ran just two weeks after reports of a pregnant South African Dachshund being attacked by a python. And before that there was the Pretoria-area Doxie that had to be tranquilized as he stood guard over the corpse of his murdered owner, not to mention this story from neighbouring Namibia:
We went to the dam last Sunday afternoon with Jake (sausage dog). A man in uniform appeared having a gun on his back. My dog ran to the water to get his ball, running in the direction of the man in uniform. The man took his gun and aimed at my dog ready to shoot but thank heavens Jake ran away. He proceeded without saying a word. We stared at the strange man because we have never seen a man in this uniform at Avis dam. He approached a family sitting at the edge of the dam, with children playing around, while their dog was playing in the water. When the dog got out of the water posing no threat to anyone, the officer shot the dog twice. There was a sudden silence and breaking the silence was the cry of the wounded dog that still resounds in my ears. The man was asked why he did it and his exact words were ‘dog will eat me.’ We as dog owners love Avis Dam, but our lives are now threatened by the ones who are supposed to protect us. That man went there looking for trouble.
News24 has more stories of Doxie violence in south Africa including “Slain Actor’s dogs suffered” and “Gran snatches grieving Snitch” the Dachshund. Makes us gratetful that the world headquarters of the Daily Dachshund are located in Canada.