Eko and I attend our very first Dactoberfest in Maryland this fall. It was an absolute blast! So many dachshunds and their owners attended and participated in the fun-filled activities held at the festival. Activities included dachshund races, costume contest and parade, and Selfies with Santa.
So many Dachshund Fans all gathered together celebrating the greatness (and cuteness) of the dachshund dog breed. Some brought their dachshunds in dog strollers, dog backpacks, or just leashed their pups to walk around the event.
All dog breeds are welcome to this family-oriented fall festival. They have races for dachshunds, corgis, and basset hounds! There were plenty of fun dog-loving food trucks and vendors to explore around the fairground buildings.
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I brought along my handy Small Dog Carrier Backpack for Eko to ride or snooze in just in case he needed a lift. Here is my detail Dog Backpack Review. I received many compliments on the bag and of course Eko, my dachshund puppy.
Socializing My Dachshund Puppy:
Attending this Dog Festival made it a great opportunity to Socialize Eko while he is still young. He is almost 4 months old, so we are right in the sweet spot of Socialization Training time for Eko, the doxie puppy. He met some beautiful colored doxies at the event. Most meet and greets went well with the other dachshunds, some didn’t. We kept visits short and friendly and then moved on. We didn’t get far before more people flocked to Eko’s cuteness.
Dachshund Race Winner:
This was a very special meeting between my Eko and the Winner of the Morning Dachshund Races! She was very fast and focused. She and her owner were very friendly.