Kraków’s famous Daschund Parade – (Marsz Jamników) takes place this Sunday, 11th September 2016.  
Official Programme:
1145 – Daschunds and their human friends gather on the Planty at the Barbakan.
1200 – Parade starts from Barbakan via Florianska to Rynek.
1230 – Parade arrives on Rynek
1345 – Winners are announced
1400 – Closed

This is no one off novelty, now in it’s 22nd year,  the Krakówians take their sausage dogs seriously, the parade is attended by Daschund’s, their fans and owners from Kraków, Poland and abroad (the 2014 sausage dog ‘Queen’ came from the USA).

The March of the Daschunds is a quirky,  fun event for doggie lovers, and families, where Daschunds’ and their human friends dress up and parade from Barbakan along Florianska to the Rynek, where various attractions and events for doggies, of all shapes and sizes, not just sausage dogs, will be set up from 10am – 2.30pm.

The theme this year will be „Pieskie życie zmieniamy na dobre” or ‘Change a dogs life for good’ and the day has a serious, more important message along with the fun and frivolity.

There will be a collection point for dog food for senior dogs at shelters in and around Kraków.  Dog adoption advice will also be provided, and this year the focus is on three senior dogs, Oskar (12), Dudek (12) and Diana (15), who have spent most of their long lives in shelters waiting for a new home, shunned for younger or cuter dogs.

ADOPTEES

There will also be a number of organisations, offering advice and information on responsible dog ownership, as well as promoting the health and welfare of our canine companions,  including; vet’s, nutritionists,  animal behaviourist, dog training instructor, pet physio and rehab, Police, pet sitters etc.

If your dog is not yet microchipped, then you can bring him or her  along to one of the tents where they will be microchipped (zaczipować) for free, including entry onto the ‘Safe-Animal’ and ‘Europetnet’  European databases.

Can’t imagine sausage dogs in fancy dress ?  take a look at some of the pampered pooches from a parade a few years ago. ….

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You can view more of my pictures from a previous Marsz Jamników here.

Check out our other dog and pet related articles :-

Kraków Animal Shelter  (KTOZ Schronisko dla Bezdomnych Zwierząt w Krakowie )

How to register your dog

Dog walking in National Parks

The event is sponsored/organised by Radio Kraków, and you can find more information, on their website.

 

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