Lap dogs are the dogs who measure 17" or less at the withers. Nutmeg is little more than half that tall.
In one of the few dog sports where competitors are predominantly men, and the dogs are largely sporting breeds, Nutmeg has become something of a celebrity in her area.
Her owner Maxine Brinker, 72, says it kind of tickles her when a guy cannot coax his big dog into the water, (handlers must remain strictly hands off), and then their Nutter, as the men call her, jumps right in.
Maxine has heard "I don't believe it!" at more than one event. Many people tell her they have never seen a dachshund swim.
These photos were taken by Whitney. Many thanks!