Dachshunds are one of the world’s favourite dogs, with their tiny legs and long bodies making them a delight to anyone looking for a bit of cuteness to brighten their day. Fans of the breed are coming together this month at Dackelranch Lichtenrade in Berlin, Germany in an attempt to snatch the World Record for most sausage dogs in one place.
Following the Sausage Fest at Perranporth Beach, Cornwall, which set the record at 601 dachshunds, Berliners are hoping to stake their claim with 666 pooches on 21 July. Dachshund owners will converge on the 5000-square-meter dog play area in an attempt to claim the record for Germany, the origin of the beloved breed.
The event is being pioneered by the owners of Posh Teckel, a dachshund-themed bar in the city’s Neukölln district. The organisers, who have been organising meet-ups for dachshund owners since 2016, are confident in their chances of breaking the record, saying it will be nice to take the crown from England. “Germany is out of the World Cup but at least we can take the dachshund record from England,” they told Lonely Planet. “I think we have a very good chance – people are coming from all over Germany and a few from other countries.”
Attendees are encouraged to keep their dogs leashed at all times, ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date, and bring bags to clean up any messes. No word yet as to whether sausages or hot dogs will be served. Dackelranch Lichtenrade is located at Miethepfad 9 -11, Berlin, near S-bahn station Schichauweg. The World Record attempt will take place from 2pm–6pm on 21 July, and attendees are asked to sign up via Eventbrite. Entrance to the event is €2/£1.70.
Words: Ryan Barrell