Belle, the winning wiener dog

Posted at: 12/10/2012 10:32 PM
By: KOB.com staff

An Albuquerque family is heading to a national competition in San Diego, and it's all thanks to a red squeaky toy.

The Lopez family's dachshund Belle won the regional championship for the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Race.

Belle is nine years old, so her family wasn't sure she's be able to pull it off.

In the end, she beat the other wiener dogs by five dog lengths. Her owner simply had to squeak her favorite toy at the finish line.