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‘Dachtoberfest’ bringing lots of of dachshunds to Richmond

The American Kennel Membership has launched its annual record of the preferred canine breeds of 2021. The Labrador Retriever has topped the record for the thirty first 12 months 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 embrace Bulldogs, Beagles, Rottweilers, Pointers and Dachshunds. Sadly, American Foxhounds, English Foxhounds and Norwegian Lundehunds are the least standard breeds of 2021. The Norwegian Lundehund, which is among 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 deliver lots of of dachshunds to city, many in costume.

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

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

Whereas the occasion has been held for 20 years within the DC space, that is the primary 12 months 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 schooling, well being and care. For extra info, go to www.definc.org/dachtoberfest.

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

Richmond Area Tourism’s new video on Pet Pleasant RVA. “Discover the Richmond Area together with your finest four-legged buddy. Now we have pet-friendly resorts, eating places, breweries, parks and extra to make your pet’s go to simply as pleasing as yours.”


Launched on Sep. 1, the marketing campaign contains pet-friendly resorts, eating places and actions.

Areas featured within the marketing campaign video embrace the Graduate Richmond lodge, 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 High quality 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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