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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:28 AM

I wouldn't say it's common in field trial,hunting beagles. I've raised and ran alot of beagles and never had one have an epileptic seizure. I have a good friend who has raised beagles for 40 years and he says he has had 1 have it.

But from time to time I read on the rabbit hunting forums I look at,someone will have one that has epilepsy. Sometimes in that case it's a running fit
( sugar gets low dog becomes disoriented and leaves the pack to go sit down and recuperate) Scary first time you ever see one do this . But it's not a shaking uncontrollabe epileptic type seizure.

Real sorry to hear yours has it, I'm sure hes still an awesome pet. Beagles are the best!


That's why dogs from working lines (if possible for that breed) is the best way to go for dogs with papers.

They've had the genetic weaknesses culled out of them to a greater degree than those that breed family pets.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:38 AM

Back about 1996 my then Fiancée HAD to have an Old English Sheep Dog.

I wanted to get a dog from the Charlotte Humane So. But she HAD to have an Old English Sheep Dog with papers. So I told her to find a reputable breeder and we go look at the puppies.

On the way there, I asked he if she knew how to choose a puppy. She said that she had dogs before, she wasn't an idiot. I told her not puppies that your Dad or Mother brought home, but choosing a puppy. She said of course she did.

We no sooner go there and I asked to see the parents. The breeder said that wasn't possible, that the male was too aggressive. (RED FLAG!)

I told my Fiancée what the guy said, and she said, that didn't mean the puppies would be that way. So instead of paying with the puppies then walking away and coming back and let the puppy choose you. she looked them over and promptly said, "We'll take that one. It has the best markings."

I asked her what did markings have to do with a good puppy. She said that she wanted to breed him and that the puppy had to be a male and have good markings. (So much for "How to Choose a puppy!")

2 years later I had to take him to the vet and put him down. He was so aggressive that he would attack her! (He was OK with me, but I was the one who make him behave, so he looked at me as the Alpha Dog.)

It wasn't the dog's fault, but my Fiancées. No sooner than I got the ashes back, than she started up again, wanting a Old English Sheep Dog. I told her that it would be a cold day in H*** before we got any dog.

Several years later, I went to the Humane so. to adopt dogs and ended up adopting a cat. No longer have the Fiancee, but 10 years later, I still have the cat! :D


I'm kind of worried about this with the GSD too. Nobody else is really an authority with him but me. I'm afraid he's gonna walk all over everyone else when he matures.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:52 AM

My parents got an Australian Cattle Dog from a rescue facility close to Charlotte. They are smart, great temperaments, are a good size. Not too big and not one of those rat dogs. But most importantly...they aren't cats

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:00 AM

I really want a Burnese Mountain dog.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:34 AM

So did I until I got to know someone in the Greensboro area who owend Championship BMDs. After talking to her about getting a pup and what BMD ownership was like we totally bailed on the idea.

They are not built for our climate and they can become quite a handful in the warmest months when its dangerous for them to be outdoors but they don't have a way to expend their energy. They can become quite destructive after a few weeks of not being able to get out and run. She would actually travel with hers in July & August to relatives in cooler areas so that the dogs could be outside without risking their health.

You see people who have them in this area so its not like people don't find a way to make it work but I just couldn't do it.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:49 AM

I want to get a swift fox someday. Would be badass.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:01 AM

Because domesticated animals can get a job and support their family, while humans are just completely helpless and at the mercy of domesticated animals for their survival.



I guess my friend who was left in a dumpster when he was an infant could help it? I come from a single mother home and I know for a fact making ends meet isn't the easiest thing in the world. GTFO with this hippie BS.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:12 AM

sickening isn't it

whatever, as long as nobody talks about it or shows pictures of it to anyone, its not happening


I saw it first hand at the Brunswick County landfill - sickening-

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:13 AM

I guess my friend who was left in a dumpster when he was an infant could help it? I come from a single mother home and I know for a fact making ends meet isn't the easiest thing in the world. GTFO with this hippie BS.


I'm glad domesticated animals were there to rescue him. You guys should have gotten a pet dog to help ends meet.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:27 PM

Mecklenburg County Humane Society

http://www.petfinder...detail/12046039

Golden/Shepard mix

Rescue groups in the Carolinas!

http://charmeck.org/...cue Groups.aspx

Golden Retriever rescue of Charlotte
http://www.grrcc.com

Recent adoptions
http://www.grrcc.com/recent-adoptions

I much rather pay them than some Mexican puppy mill

Weimaraner Rescue site:
http://www.ncweimaraner.org

Edited by sports talk, 22 September 2011 - 06:58 PM.