Tuscon Doxie headed to Wienerschnitzel Nationals

The Wienerschnitzel Nationals — the Indianapolis 500 of wiener dog races or, for all you Euro readers, the Monaco Grand Prix — will take place Monday December 2http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif9th, with the winner appearing the next day at San Diego’s Holiday Bowl.

Poppy the Dachshund is one of the contenders:

Poppy, who is 13 inches long, 6 inches tall and weighs in at 9 pounds, is owned by Nancy LaVigne. The diminutive dog is an English cream, red long-haired dachshund and despite genetic setbacks, she has already proved she can win.
On a 50-foot track, Poppy was the big winner of the Tucson wiener dog race. She beat more than 48 other competitors in the regional Oct. 11 race to advance to the nationals in San Diego.
“I couldn’t believe it, I was shocked,” LaVigne said about Poppy’s victory and the all-expenses-paid trip to the national race. But the dog enjoys the exercise. “Since she was a puppy, she’s loved running,” LaVigne said.

You go girl!