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‘Dachtoberfest’ bringing a whole bunch of dachshunds to Richmond

The American Kennel Membership has launched its annual checklist of the preferred canine breeds of 2021. The Labrador Retriever has topped the checklist for the thirty first yr in a row. whereas French Bulldogs retained their title because the second hottest breed of 2021. Golden Retrievers are the third hottest breed and German Shepherds are the fourth hottest. Poodles are the fifth hottest breed of 2021, that is the primary time the breed has made it into the highest 5 since 1997. Different breeds that made it into the highest 10 embody Bulldogs, Beagles, Rottweilers, Pointers and Dachshunds. Sadly, American Foxhounds, English Foxhounds and Norwegian Lundehunds are the least widespread breeds of 2021. The Norwegian Lundehund, which is without doubt one of the rarest canine breeds, was in final place at 197th.


“Dachtoberfest,” a brand new dachshund-themed occasion, is headed to Richmond on Oct. 1 and can carry a whole bunch of dachshunds to city, many in costume.

Dachtoberfest will characteristic dachshund-themed household enjoyable with wiener canine racing, costume contests, raffles, distributors, visitor audio system and extra, in keeping with organizers. All canine are welcome on the occasion. Dachotoberfest might be held on the Delta Resort at 555 E. Canal St. in downtown Richmond.

A few of the costume contest classes embody Doggie Diva, Dapper Canine and Most Artistic. Plus weiner canine breeds with whimsical names like Little Hyperlinks, for these below 2 years outdated; Bratwurst, between 2 and eight years outdated; and Sizzling Canine Carts for disabled canine.

Whereas the occasion has been held for 20 years within the DC space, that is the primary yr organizers are bringing the occasion to Richmond. Tickets are $10 upfront or $15 on the door.

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The occasion is organized by the Dachshund Enlightenment Basis, a nonprofit centered on dachshund training, well being and care. For extra data, go to www.definc.org/dachtoberfest.

The occasion coincides with Richmond Area Tourism’s new digital advertising marketing campaign to focus on pet‐pleasant points of interest and facilities on the town.

Richmond Area Tourism’s new video on Pet Pleasant RVA. “Discover the Richmond Area along with your finest four-legged good friend. We’ve pet-friendly lodges, eating places, breweries, parks and extra to make your pet’s go to simply as pleasant as yours.”


Launched on Sep. 1, the marketing campaign consists of pet-friendly lodges, eating places and actions.

Areas featured within the marketing campaign video embody the Graduate Richmond resort, Origin Beer Lab in Ashland, sports activities fields in Chesterfield County, Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood, Jolene Vineyard in New Kent, the Virginia Museum of Wonderful Arts out of doors sculpture backyard, and the Appomattox River Path in Colonial Heights. Pup‐pleasant nights on the Flying Squirrels AA baseball video games are additionally highlighted.

Extra particulars at www.visitrichmondva.com/plan/pet-friendly-rva.

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