Dachshund dog enthusiasts are coming together this month in Berlin to achieve the world record for the most sausage dogs in one place. After the Sausage Fest in Cornwall, which set the current record at 600 dachshunds, Berliners have their eyes on breaking the record with 666 dogs on July 21st. The dachshund owners will gather on a 5000-square-meter dog play area in attempt to bring the record back home to Germany, where the breed originates.
The event was organized by the owners of Posh Teckel, a dachshund-themed bar in Berlin. They have been organizing meetups for dachshund owners since 2016, and they’re confident in their ability to break the record this year. “Germany is out of the World Cup,” they told Lonely Planet, “but at least we can take the dachshund record from England…people are coming from all over Germany and a few from other countries.”
Attendees are asked to keep their dogs leashed at all times, clean up any messes, and ensure vaccinations are up-to-date. The world record attempt will take place at Dackel Ranch Lichtenrade from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on July 21st. Entrance to the event is 2 EUR, and attendees are asked to sign up via Eventbrite.