Beagle

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Beagle

a medium-sized, shorthaired hound, bred originally for hunting but much used now as a genetically stable experimental animal. Some congenital and inherited disorders seen in the breed are epilepsy, factor VII deficiency, hemophilia A, lymphocytic thyroiditis, and a number of ophthalmic abnormalities.
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Beagle pain syndrome
severe meningitis and polyarthritis of unknown etiology with fever and severe cervical pain; seen in mature Beagles.
Chinese Beagle syndrome
from an early age, affected dogs develop stiffness in their legs, eventually walking on their central toes. The skull is broad and the eyes are slanted. Some studies have indicated similarities to the human disorder, pseudohypoparathyrodism. It is believed to be an inherited disorder.
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This is something the wily beagler will be sure to take advantage of: hunting with his dogs where and when he can legally take other game, as well--believing two grouse, three quail and a pheasant in the bush could be worth a cottontail in the hand.
Before next season, I'll find some other beaglers and swap them some Iowa wine for Missouri hunting, because at this point I'm hooked.
Most all beaglers have experienced a trash run or two.