SAN DIEGO - The 17th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals kicked off Saturday in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium.
Sixteen Dachshunds from the qualifying round will advance to the San Diego finals on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
The top dog from San Diego will advance to the championship at the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade.
This year's finalists will receive the opportunity to march with the Wienerschnitzel float in the nationally televised parade.
This race is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Holiday Bowl.