‘Sausage Dogs’ take over Chapultepec Forest in CDMX
The "sausage dogs" or Dachshund meeting took place this Sunday in Chapultepec Forest of Mexico City, where hundreds of owners arrived with their dogs to live and share the love of this breed.
From 11:00 a.m., the parking lots were full, and there was no shortage of vehicles with Dachshund heads looking out the windows, anxious to run in Chapultepec Forest.
In front of the restaurant of El Lago, Gabriela, one of the volunteers who work with Yadira Raquel Olvera, responsible for volunteering at “Perros Salchichas de México and Amigos” shared the details of today’s event.
Three years after starting these meetings on a semiannual basis, Gabriela revealed to us that this time the attendance has far exceeded expectations.
The objective of this event, she said, is to collect food, and raise money for the care for the dogs who arrive at the Perros Salchichas de México and Amigos shelter.
The event included a pet parade through the forest, a costume contest and a race with dogs disguised, for which a contribution was requested to raise money.
At the end, awards were given, but the important thing is also to raise awareness of the care required for the Dachshund, because of their characteristics they require special attention.
Before getting carried away by enthusiasm, what is recommended for those who want a dog of this breed is to take good care of his spine, because of its long structure, they tend to hurt very easily, she explained.
For this reason, owners must guard their postures, avoiding allowing them to stand on two legs, to constantly climb stairs or tall furniture, and even taking care of how they are loaded.
She acknowledged that, unfortunately, that is one of the reasons why these dogs are also often abandoned, because when they get hurt they can become disabled and many owners no longer want them “and throw them into the street.”
In that sense, she revealed that there are 22 Dachshunds in the shelter, including two females who had to undergo radical mastectomy, due to tumors.
Gabriela said that around March, there is an increased drop-off rate for these puppies, especially those that are purchased between December and January of each year.
In addition, before becoming masters of a “sausage dog,” she added, it must be considered that they are a very temperamental breed and quite tenacious, so when they set their mind to something, they don’t give up “until they get away with it”.
Photos by NOTIMEX/FOTO/JESSICA ESPINOSA/JES/HUM
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