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Walking with the Dachshunds at the Sausage Walk London 2018

By March 18, 2018March 25th, 20182 Comments

Dachshund looking at something while being carried in his owner's arms at the Sausage Walk London

The Sausage Walk London 2018, organised by Mildred the Sausage and George the Sausage, took place on Sunday 18th March in Greenwich Park. The very chilly weather and snow that had fallen on the day before didn’t stop the huge gathering of dachshunds and human friends. For who was there and who wasn’t, this is how it went!

Sausage Walk London

Sully the sausage dog at the Sausage Walk London

The incredible interest in and participation to the Sausage Walk London exceeded any expectations, and also the organisers were stunned to see so many joining the walk. In fact, over a thousand people and hundreds and hundrends of dachshunds (they say 1,000!) joined the walk!

Greenwich Park at the start of the Sausage Walk London

The walk started from the entrance to the park on King William Walk, to climb up the hill passing behind the Royal Observatory and the Greenwich Park Bandstand, to then walk down the hill and have time for a chat and some photos on the lawn. Many chose the tarmac path, but others enthusiastically went “dachsing” through the snow like it was Christmas day!

People and sausage dogs walking at the Sausage Walk London with Greenwich and Canary Wharf on the background

Sausage dogs of all sizes and ages, in all sorts of coats and outfits participated to the walk. They also met a few outsiders like two giant Great Danes crossing path with the walk. A great fun for all!

These are some of the lovely dachshunds we met…

Two sausage dogs with funny hats as reindeer and fox at the Sausage Walk London 2018 in Greenwich Park

Dachshund with gold coat at the Sausage Walk London

Dachshund with fox hat at the Sausage Walk London 2018

Black dachshund with red handkerchief

Due to the high turnout, after the walk only few were able to fit at the Kings Arms pub for the post-walk refreshments. But judging from the number of dachshunds we met walking around in Greenwich village and at the market after the walk, we are sure that everyone found their thing! At the pub you could also donate to Street Vet, a registered practice delivering free care to the homeless and their dogs; since many didn’t make it, Mildred and George sausage asked participants to make a donation to Street Vet online.

bicoloured eyed dachshund at the Sausage Walk London

sausage dog looking at the camera

Photos of the Sausage Walk London

We will be publishing all the PHOTOS from the Sausage Walk London on The Londog on Facebook shortly! Send us the name of your sausage to add to the caption if you spot them. A couple of our favourite shots will be featured on our Instagram too in the next few days, so stay tuned!

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  • Caroline Watson says:

    Looks great.. I have 4 sausage dogs when is there another event in May

    • The Londog says:

      Hi Caroline!
      Thank you for your comment! We will add the date to the Dog Events Calendar (you can access it from the menu button if you are on mobile) as soon as a new date is confirmed.
      To be sure not to miss out you can join the London Dog Events group we manage on Facebook, since we will publicise it there too!

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