Seahawks to Host Wiener Dog Race at Halftime of Week 11 Game vs San Francisco 49ers

Ten Wiener Dogs will compete in the fan-favorite event at halftime of the Seahawks' Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

The highly-anticipated, fan-favorite Wiener Dog Race returns to the Seahawks' halftime show at Seattle's CenturyLink Field this weekend, right in the middle of the team's NFC West matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Dachshunds racing this weekend have earned the right to compete through qualifying matches throughout the year, with Kirby and Maxx Throttle, dogs who tied for first place at last year's event, looking to repeat as Wiener Dog Race champions. The show benefits Old Dog Haven, a community of private homes providing more than 250 of Western Washington's oldest dogs with a final refuge foster home.

Ten pooches will compete this weekend, with two more on site as alternates. Learn more about each pup in the profiles and videos below.

2015 Wiener Dog Race Contestants

1. Archie

Age: 9 years

Weight: 11 lbs

Height: 8"

Length: 14"

Experience: 3 years

Pre-Race Ritual: Potty; Treats.

Fun Fact: Loves people.


2. Cowboy

Age: 3 years

Weight: 17 lbs

Height: 9"

Length: 24"

Experience: 2 years

Pre-Race Ritual: Lots of sleep.

Fun Fact: Helps out on his family's cattle ranch.


3. Earl

Age: 4 years

Weight: 11 lbs

Height: 21"

Length: 18"

Experience: 3 years

Pre-Race Ritual: One small treat before the race.

Fun Fact: Loves playing fetch.


4. Franziskaner

Age: 2.5 years

Weight: 14 lbs

Height: 12"

Length: 24.5"

Experience: 1 year

Pre-Race Ritual: Snuggle with mom.

Fun Fact: Always wears a bowtie because he is a gentleman.


5. Gibblet Gravy

Age: 4 years

Weight: 12 lbs

Height: 8.5"

Length: 23"

Experience: 1 year

Pre-Race Ritual: Naps.

Fun Fact: Likes to herd horses.


6. Kirby

Age: 3 years

Weight: 11 lbs

Height: 8"

Length: 14"

Experience: 2 years

Pre-Race Ritual: Treats; Lots of encouragement.

Fun Fact: Loves to run.


7. Lola Bean

Age: 3.5 years

Weight: 13 lbs

Height: 7.5"

Length: 22.5"

Experience: 1 year

Pre-Race Ritual: Begging for snacks.

Fun Fact: Hates wearing socks.


8. Maggie

Age: 8.5 years

Weight: 10.5 lbs

Height: 8"

Length: 14"

Experience: 3 years

Pre-Race Ritual: Go potty.

Fun Fact: Likes to dance.


9. Maxx Throttle Howell

Age: 8.5 years

Weight: 10.5 lbs

Height: 8"

Length: 14"

Experience: 6 years

Pre-Race Ritual: Eat scrambled eggs.

Fun Fact: Likes bananas and romaine lettuce.


10. Minnie

Age: 12 years

Weight: 13 lbs

Length: 21"

Experience: 2 years

Pre-Race Ritual: Rest, fluids, and cuddling time with her mom.

Fun Fact: Blind in her right eye but her left eye works great, and so do her ears.


Alternate: Archie Price

Age: 3.5 years

Weight: 12 lbs

Height: 10"

Length: 26"

Experience: Rookie

Pre-Race Ritual: Stretches.

Fun Fact: Bosses around his 110-pound brother, Rupert the Bloodhound.


Alternate: Ben Norman Howell

Age: 8.5 years

Weight: 20 lbs

Height: 11"

Length: 28"

Experience: 6 years

Pre-Race Ritual: Eat scrambled eggs.

Fun Fact: Likes fried chicken and blueberries.


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