Sausage dogs race to finish line in Melbourne's adorable nod to Oktoberfest

Mel Buttigieg

Short dog legs raced with fury and fanfare as part of Melbourne’s salute to the annual German celebration of Oktoberfest.

The sausage dogs made a mad dash down the 15-metre racetrack in the bid for the top prize during the third annual event that draws swarms of festival and dog lovers alike.