Old Town

Dachshunds and their owners parade in Key West, Fla., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, during the Key West Dachshund Walk, an annual New Year's Eve tradition that this year attracted almost 200 of the short-legged, long-bodied canines, as well as about 30 "impostor" dogs.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

The Long & Short Of It: Dachshunds Strut In Annual Key West Parade

Nearly 200 dachshunds and their owners took to the streets of Key West Monday to strut their stuff in the 8th annual Key West Dachshund Walk.


Duna costumed as an iguana walks in the Key West Dachshund Walk in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. This year's pooch procession attracted 227 long-bodied, short-legged canines in what has become an island city New Year's Eve tradition. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Dachshund Walk Was Canine Kickoff To Key West New Year’s Eve

If every dog has its day, for 227 dachshunds in Key West that “day” is New Year’s Eve, when the canines and their human companions staged the annual Key West Dachshund Walk in the island city’s Old Town.