(or "wiener dog") racing is a controversial, yet popular sporting event,
primarily found in North America. Typical races are either 25 or 50
yards in length, and are run on various surfaces. Many race tracks
across America host these events as fundraising or publicity events, and
routinely draw the venues' largest attendance numbers of the year.
Dachshund Club of America opposes dachshund races, not only on the grounds
that the breed has a genetic predisposition to back injuries, but also because
they are afraid that
greyhound tracks will use the events to attract potential customers to see a
sport that many animal rights advocates condemn.
The de facto national championship of wiener dog racing is the
Nationals, held in
San Diego, California every December as part of the
however there are many other venues that claim title to the true "national
Takes All" is a
film that chronicles two years of the Wiener Nationals circuit, as well as
wiener dog races from across the world.
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