Photos from the 2015 Schnauzers and Daschunds Oktoberfest party

Guten wag! Sausage dogs, schnauzers celebrate dog-toberfest

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Como estas?: Freckles, a Costa Rican Dumbo resident, brought along owner Andrew Waldron.
Dog soup: Miniature schnauzer Groucho Barx had a seat to enjoy the conversation.
Canine cocktail: Tina — one part Labrador, one part Rottweiler, one part pit bull, one big part dachshund — enjoys the attention.
The Flaming Pups: Yoshimi, a young and mischevious miniature dachshund, asks for a treat.

They’re a man’s wurst friend!

Humans wolfed down German sausages, while German sausage dogs dined on pet treats during the annual Schnauzers and Dachshunds Oktoberfest party at Carroll Gardens gift store By Brooklyn on Saturday.

Attendees said the bash was a great opportunity to hoist a stein with fellow lovers of Deutschland-descended dogs — and for their pooches to say “guten tag” to one another.

“It was fun hanging out with other dog people,” said Greenpointer Carly Hauger, who brought her dachshund Yoshimi to the Smith Street fest. “Though Yoshimi is going through a teenage rebellion phase, so she wanted to hang out more with the other dogs than any of the people.”

The volks-and-hunds-fest, now in its third year, is a fund-raising event for animal shelter the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition, and this year’s shindig raised $600 for the no-kill refuge, said By Brooklyn owner Gaia DiLoreto.

In all, around 60 humans and 20 hounds passed through the store’s courtyard, DiLoreto said — an impressive crowd given many feared Hurricane Joaquin would rain cats and dogs on the celebration.

“We had a great turnout considering the weather,” she said.

Reach reporter Harry MacCormack at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @HMacBKPaper.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Northside Ned from Greenpoint says:
Hey crazy dog people, your pets don't belong in supermarkets.
Oct. 6, 2015, 10:49 am

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