Wiener Wonderland Dog Races

December 3: Join the Wiener Dog Store and So. Cal Dachshund Relief Rescue Group for the Wiener Wonderland Dog Races as dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track. Handlers encourage, cajole and plead with the willful little dogs to focus on racing to the finish line, instead of the interesting sights, sounds and smells along the route. The scrappy little dogs manage to chase their “lure” to the finish line until the winners are determined. The top three winners of each race day receive trophies. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. All small breed races, 2 p.m. Dachshund race at 3 p.m. Spectator tickets for purchase at the Wiener Dog Store, $3; kids (3 and younger), free. Entry fee, $16. Call for vendor space, Old World in Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave. (714) 402-7327. www.wienerdogstore.com