Paw Paw's Doggie Dash

Paw Paw's Doggie Dash
September 10, 2021 - 11:30am - September 12, 2021 - 2:00pm


  • All racers shall be a dachshund or dachshund mix to enter.
  • Separate race for small breed dogs up to 25 pounds.
  • No dog shall be forced to race. Any dog that is injured shall not be eligible to race.
  • All owners shall sign a liability waiver for each dog entering the race. Waivers include a statement that each dog entered is up to date on rabies vaccinations.
  • When not racing, all dogs must be on a leash.
  • Each dog shall be accompanied by 2 humans—one at the start gate and one at the finish line.
  • Dogs must be in the starting gate until the race announcer has called GO.
  • Dogs must completely cross the finish line. Any reaching across the finish line to pull the dog over by the human is unsportsmanlike behavior and will result in disqualification.
  • Humans may have a favorite toy or treat behind the finish line to help motivate their racers.
  • No laser lights. No balls or other toys may be thrown on the track. This will result in disqualification.
  • Any dog that bites another dog or person will not be permitted to race.
  • Judging Officials’ rulings are final. Attempts to argue with Judging Official or Event Coordinators will result in removal from the event.


If your dog is a dachshund, or dachshund mix, they are eligible. Other small dogs up to 25 pounds will race in their own heat. Dogs cannot be aggressive to dogs or people, and must be on leash, except when they are racing in the confined area. Treats or squeaky toys make excellent lures!



Dogs MUST be current on rabies and DAPP vaccinations, or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Pre-register by emailing a copy of the registration form and their current vaccination certificate to us here. The fee for this event is $10 per racer. On-site registration and check-in will begin at 10:00AM.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd for each category. All participants will be entered to win door prizes. Categories will include: male dachshund/mix; female dachshund/mix; male small dog; female small dog.

All proceeds for this event will be donated to the building of the Paw Paw Village Dog Park. If you are entering more than one dog, you need to fill out a form for each dog.

Registration and payment can be mailed to:
Paw Paw’s Doggie Dash, PO Box 376, Paw Paw, MI 49079


Interested in being a vendor at this year's event? Download the registration form below.


Thank you to all of our Wine & Harvest Festival Sponsors