DANSVILLE — K’s Canine Services Training had a blast sponsoring its first ever Weiner Dog Race at Dogwood Festival.


“Dachshund races are becoming a huge thing now,” Kaylee Lohrmann, owner said. “I know that Batavia and Wellsville do it all the time. I wanted to bring this kind of event to Dansville.”


Lohrmann was proud of the Pet Parade as well this year, since it had 47 dogs and a couple hermit crabs.


“That is like the kickoff to the Dogwood Festival,” she said. “I want to make it bigger and better next year.”


Penny Smith of Jasper saw that Dogwood Festival would have this event, so she brought her two five-month-old Dachshunds for their first race.


“They have never done this before,” she said. “We have been warming up for the show.”


Bobbi Lock of Wayland brought her two Dachshunds for the event as well.


“I have always loved the Dogwood Festival,” she said. “We are very excited about the Weiner Dog Race. They did this kind of race once before in Batavia.”


Sue Vannostrand of Groveland has a 10-year-old three time champion Dachshund.


“She can’t race so much anymore, but we wanted to take her out for this,” she said. “She was at the Rochester Dachshund Parade recently, and was completely calm around the 242 other dogs.”


Smith’s puppy won second place and leader of the pack. Lock’s puppies won first and third place. Jill Day’s Dachshund, Penny Do Da Day, won Best Sitter.