A Dog Race in Shakopee, Minnesota

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Spunky runs during the third heat of a dog race Monday, September 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. Canterbury Park hosted their annual Labor Day Wiener Dog Wars in which dogs competed in seven races on the horse track for the title of Grand Champion. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler/AP Photo/The Star Tribune)

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Handlers release the dogs at the start of the Championship race, September 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler/AP Photo/The Star Tribune)

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Mr. Peabody runs to the finish line in the sixth heat of a dog race, September 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler/AP Photo/The Star Tribune)

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Lincoln Log is led to the starting gate by his owner, Michael Long, for the fourth heat of a dog race, September 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler/AP Photo/The Star Tribune)

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Duke, owned by Mike Wrona, runs during the Championship heat of a dog race, September 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler/AP Photo/The Star Tribune)

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Jaquelyn and Josh Miller walk their dog, Muffin, onto the track for the Championship heat, September 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler/AP Photo/The Star Tribune)

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Harlie stood at his owner’s feet before getting her racing silks, September 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler/AP Photo/The Star Tribune)

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