California Festivals


Los Alamitos Wiener Dog Nationals

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 6:30- 10 p.m.

4961 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA
$3 adult admission, free age 17 & under age. Arrive early for tickets, first come first seat basis. 
General parking is free

For information on how you can sign up your doxie to the Wiener Nationals call 714-820-2690 or e-mail

  • 6:30 p.m. First Race 6:30 p.m.
  • 9:15 p.m. Wiener Nationals Championship race
  • 10 trial heats contested at 50 yards
  • Trial heat winners advance to championship race
  • Audience can meet winning wiener dogs - and their owners on the grandstand area. Ask before petting!
  • Live horse racing held in conjunction with dachshund race

Arrive early for tickets, first come first seat basis. General parking is free Live horse racing held in conjunction with dachshund races. In fact, the Wiener Dog Races are held between horse races. The Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals is a fun fundraising event. The Wiener Nationals is exciting, featuring the excitement of a Quarter Horse race. Through an application and elimination process in which hopeful participants must express in writing why their dachshund should enter, the playing field is set at 90 dogs.  These short, swift-legged critters are not professional competitors as the races are done for fun. Extremely popular with dog owners, dachshunds race to a packed house at Los Alamitos Race Track.

Concession stands with hamburgers, hot dogs, Mexican food, popcorn, soda, and beer available.

Since 1996, the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals has helped raise more than $240,000 for the Care Center. Only dachshunds participating in the Wiener Nationals are allowed to come in to the racetrack. No other dogs are permitted.  

The participants were selected based on the creativity of their entries. Fans will be able to pick up FREE Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals program by all main track entrances. This special program will highlight all the participants and will feature the schedule of events and additional information on the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. This special program highlights all 90 participants, features the schedule of events, and additional information on the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.

Past race:

Representing the city of Lawndale, located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles Area, Finn finished powerfully in the 50-yard final, rallying from way back to catch early leaders Katniss and Molly before holding off the fast closing Camilla Blu to win the final and the $1,000 cash prize that goes with first place. Finn also won a doghouse in the shape of a classic A-Frame Wienerschnitzel restaurant, championship trophy and blanket, and a berth in the national championship race at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. Here are more wiener dog races…>

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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