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Dachshund parade brings a smile to the faces of residents of a Californian town

A parade of Dachshunds through the town of La Jolla, CA dog-happy
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It may have been an of-the-moment idea, but the Dachshund parade was met with a great deal of happiness, and proved to be a welcome break from the drudgery of lockdown.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 13/09/2020, 14:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

La Jolla, California isn’t a big place. Less than 50,000 people huddle together on the Pacific coast just north of San Diego. But what it lacks of busy streets it makes up for amply with love. 

It was love that brought about a unique and eye catching event last month: the love of the Dachshund. This adorable toy breed of dog is anything but diminutive in character. In fact it is one of the most intelligent, most loyal and funniest dogs around. 

A plan is hatched

When two of the town’s residents Lani Nguyen and Jacqueline Bokor met on one of their many Doxie walks, they landed on an idea that they believed would give others some welcome relief from the rigours of lockdown: a Dachshund parade. 


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Setting to work, they put together some banners, posters and various decorations. 

Within a matter of days, the pair had gathered together 17 dachshunds and their owners and the march began. 

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Special resident included

Of special significance to Nguyen and Bokor was their passing by the house of 97-year-old Chris McCullough. Mr McCullough was an avid fan of the sausage dog and still missed his beloved Doxie even after 14 years. 

The march was a great success. It brought cheer and happiness to a neighbourhood, all in the name of the Dachshund: “half-a-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long”. 

See also: Dog owner finds hilarious way to “jazz” up lockdown walkies