Dachshund Pawty at Waterlooville pub is a hit with dog lovers...
Dachshund Pawty at Waterlooville pub is a hit with dog lovers
Back in December, it was a PAWTY like no other – one where lovable sausage dogs donned Christmas jumpers and competed in an adorable fancy-dress competition. Their owners are not barking mad – but rather they share a love for their dear Dachshunds. Fifty people met at The Woodpecker pub in Waterlooville for the Dachshund Christmas Pawty, organised by those who run the East Hants Dachshunds Facebook page. About 45 Dachshunds dressed up as elves, snowmen, angels and more.
Winner Lincoln, aged 10 months, dressed up as Santa’s sleigh with the man himself and his sack full of presents inside, leaving proud parents Verity Bowley and Nathan Humphreys happy with the win. Hayley Harris, 40 and from Cowplain, helps to run the Facebook group. She said: ‘We help local sausage dog walkers get together for walks. ‘This is the first big Christmas event we’ve done. The aim was to get all the dogs together, have a bit of fun and raise funds for The Red Foundation, an emergency dachshund rescue charity. ‘We raised about £300 which I’m really happy with.
‘We all went for a walk at Jubilee Park at the beginning of the event, with all the dogs in their fancy-dress outfits and Christmas jumpers. ‘Sausage dogs are just so lovable, and you can never have enough. Everyone’s had a great time.’ Santa gave out presents to the dogs and there was also a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Caroline McKellar and Barbara Glue, from Chichester, brought their dogs Titch and Hector to the event. Barbara said: ‘We thought it would be fun for the dogs and it has been; it’s nice for them to interact with other dogs and dress up. Hector went as Father Christmas.’