Chihuahua Dog Racing

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 5 July 2011 in Sport & Recreation.

In the Spirit of Silly Tuesday...
Have you ever heard of the extreme sport of Chihuahua Dog Racing? We saw this poster near Big Bend National Park.

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Céline from New York City, United States

:D you have to see this to believe it !

5 Jul 2011 6:08am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great capture for silly Tuesday !!

5 Jul 2011 8:03am (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

Funny ! :)

5 Jul 2011 9:25am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada about extreme sports!!! Well seen and captured Barbara! Happy ST!!! ;-))

5 Jul 2011 11:30am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful. Looks like a photo finish.

5 Jul 2011 11:56am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Barbara with your previous two images and this wonderful and clever composition, if this AM3 thing was some kind of a race, you would now be in a commanding lead! This is really cute and by golly I remember those Chihuahuan races...hadn't thought about them in years, but this is really cute, cool, captivating and downright clever!

5 Jul 2011 12:14pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks for your encouraging words, Denny! I can't believe you actually got to see the races. I just saw the poster and was not sure it was real. Must be fun to see.

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful theme!!!!

5 Jul 2011 12:33pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Perfect for today. They sure ain't greyhounds... haha.

5 Jul 2011 1:26pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks. I think they would be more fun than greyhounds. ;-)

karla from Omaha, United States

LOL! Love it.

5 Jul 2011 4:20pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ha, ha, Barbara. This is hilarious. Great share! Ollie would be running with them.

5 Jul 2011 4:30pm

@LauraS: Go, Ollie. My money is on the cat. ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Just great for Silly Tuesday, probably held over a 20 yard course!

5 Jul 2011 4:45pm

@Curly: ;-) Right, I don't think they run very far.

franz from Baden, Austria

... and in the desert, too! were they running TOWARDS or AWAY FROM the state of chihuahua ?!? be that as it may, this is a very cool capture for the day!

5 Jul 2011 4:46pm

@franz: If these little chihuahua dogs were running in Big Bend on the Texas border, I'm betting they were going toward Mexico. ;-)

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

great shot, B! this is typical of what they do out there in addition to the cookoff :)

5 Jul 2011 7:16pm

@Tim: Just so they do not get the two confused. ;-)

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

That is so funny! I love it:D

5 Jul 2011 9:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

happy st

5 Jul 2011 10:01pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Too funny! and from 2007, too.

6 Jul 2011 2:40am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Hah, wonderful ST post. You and Eric have the signs covered!

6 Jul 2011 2:51am

@Jason Politte: Thank you!

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Totally bizarre - but as you have proved, incredible also. I won't be too fast to pass
judgement, as I don't think that I have ever seen a group of people more worked up
about anything, such an amazing spectacle you have captured perfectly. Superb.

6 Jul 2011 6:50am

@Phil David Morris 2011: They do look like they are having fun, don't they?

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Unbelievable...this is an awesome find...unique...

6 Jul 2011 2:32pm

Twojays from Southwest Montana, United States

That looks like a scream, doesn't it? Dogs love to race. I once owned 2 whippets which we used to race amateur level for ribbons and 6 packs.

7 Jul 2011 3:10am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

hehehehe :) no comment! great capture !

14 Jul 2011 5:06pm

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