As if a dachshund race isn't cute enough.

Dachsund race
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Over the weekend, Melbourne hosted the second Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race. And as you can imagine, it was incredibly cute.

The best part is that the dachshunds wore costumes, competing for the best look of the day. There were the expected hot dog getups, but a cowboy, octopus, and policeman outfits were also in attendance.

The race was part of the city's Oktoberfest celebration, and all of the money raised at the race was donated to Dachshund Rescue Australia. We've pulled together some highlights from the race to get your week off to the right start.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.