If you own a plucky dachshund, then chances are you have at some stage seen or been to the many sausage-related events across the world. Most recently, dog lovers were able to attend a “sausage walk” in Greenwich Park, London.
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“Sausage Walk London is an informal walk that we organise via social media,” one of its founders Grace Ang-Lygate told Lonely Planet News.
“Walks take place three or four times a year in Greenwich park and are always followed by a pub trip, making them not only fun for the doggies, but also a social experience for the owners. Plenty of dog walks take place but Sausage Walk London tends to be bigger thanks to our social media reach.”
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“Catherine and I are a couple and we own Mildred,” says Grace. “Mildred is nearly 2 and we live in Greenwich. We met Katherine, the other walk co-founder, via Instagram and clicked instantly so forced our dogs to be ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’.”
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There have been just two informal walks so far with over 100 sausage dogs in attendance.
“We’d have had double that at the last one [in December 2017] if it weren’t for the snow!” says Grace. “Other breeds of dog are ok [to] make an appearance if they have a sausage dog sibling, but otherwise we restrict it because sausage dogs can be territorial, especially en masse, and prefer their own breed!”
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This casual event is somewhat similar to Marsz Jamników (March of the Dachshunds) in Poland, that’s going into its 24th year. Marsz Jamników on a much larger scale sees dachshunds dressed as kings, queens, dragons, and pop-culture references, parading from the Barbican to the Main Square with a band belting out in celebration.
You can see all of the updates from the London walks via the hashtag #sausagewalklondon on Instagram. The next one is to take place on 18 March 2018, in Greenwich Park.
Images courtesy of Mildred the Sausage.
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