ACEM Pensacola, FL 8/12/2013 2:06:51 PM I am disappointed in the comments on Dachshunds by the writer. 28 lines of the AKC dachshund standard are dedicated to describing the front, 22 to describing the rear, while only 19 lines are dedicated to describing the head. Thus, the front assembly is way more important to the dachshund than the head which is what the writer focuses upon in their comments. Furthermore, while I will admit once upon a time miniatures were not as good a quality as the standard dachshund (in the 1970s and 1980s) more recently the miniature dachshund is as good or in some cases better quality than the standards whose breeders have gotten lax in breeding for correct movement. Only puppy mill and backyard breeders have round bug-eyes with dome heads now. Show breeders of the miniature have for years presented much better quality dachshunds--at least in the south where I show my dachshunds. Even in the other parts of the USA where I am seeing "English" imports with broad heads and short muzzles and necks, we still don't see the dome head or bug-eyes in the show ring like this writer mentions. When was the last time this writer saw dachshunds at a dog show?