By Sean Henry
MONTREAL, Canada (CBC/CNN) - A park in Montreal went to the dogs this weekend. But it was a certain type of canine taking over, showing off skill and style.
Jackie means business, and so do the other dogs at Weinerfest. They're sniffing out the competition, and some have their own cheering section.
Weiner dog races are part fashion show, but mostly Olympics.
"Daschunds are hunting dogs and they do run about 30 kilometres an hour. So they will outrun a golden retriever any day," said organizer Robert Norman Lemieux.
And there are some reigning champions back for more. Carusoe even has his own blog.
"Carusoe is a celebrity daschsund. He's the weiner dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is," said his owner, Ryan Beauchesne.
He was king of the "Best All-Dressed Weiner" competition, and races well in his heat.
For Emma, this is her first competition. Her owner spotted her last year and rescued her.
"Once we saw her, she was such a sweet gentle thing, we knew we had to take her home," said her owner, Susan Mitchell.
But it seems Emma still just wants to take it all in.
"Usually in the house she goes really really fast and here she is walking two miles an hour. Anyway, she's having fun," said Mitchell.
Other events include the bobbing for wieners competition, with hot dogs, of course, and the handi-capable race.
Money raised goes to four animal rescues in Montreal.
Aside from the races, the other events are judged by spectator applause.