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Looking for some info on this.
I always thought that Kota had a different look than the other two. Hubby just says that he's homely. His eyes slant and his outside toes are underdeveloped so that his feet have a pointed look to them rather than rounded feet. A neighbor who just moved in and has two beagle told me that Kota looks like he has Chinese Beagle Syndrome. Our vet has never mentioned it and the only other health problem that Kota has is occasional seizures (Perhaps 5 in his lifetime and he will be 5 in October.) From what I have read he should have some muscular ailments, which he does not. He is actually muscular in appearance and walks and moves just fine.
Anybody know anything about this?
 

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Wow, the picture of the R & W Beagle looks amazingly like Kota, especially the one where the pictured dog is sitting. His feet although look pointed do not turn funny, but he always sits like that, with his hips turned out. He also has the flatter head.
Good article, I think I will research further on this.
 

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Aw, bless him, I'm sure Kota is not homely! Since the article says that the affected beagles stabalize after a year, then if Kota does have Chinese Beagle Syndrome, it sounds like he should be okay. What does your vet say about his seizures? Our little beagle had mild epilepsy, and had seizures occasionally, but not often enough to put her on medicine. She eventually outgrew them; I hope Kota will too.
 

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I myself have always thought Kota was uniquely cute. He has the very best temperament of the three and when I am at home, never leaves my side, to the point that if I were to walk around the center island in my kitchen over and over, so would he. Hubby just shakes his head! He also does not try to take off when we are outside. As far as his seizures, the vet does not have him medicated either.
 

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I've never heard of that. Like Genie said, it sounds like it shouldn't cause any further complications, which is a good thing.

I thought the dogs in the pictures were all cuties! And I'm sure Kota is even cuter (can't see the pic).
 

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We are owned by the sweetest girl, Daisy, who has CBS. Daisy is 3 1/2 and I remember when she first came to us the frustration of trying to find information about this syndrome.
Fortunately, from what you describe Kota has been mildly effected by this extremely rare syndrome and all info believe this syndrome stablizes at about 1 year. The website you were given previously is about the best, in fact Daisy is featured (she is owner two story and her picture is tri-colored on page 2 with pink colar). I have found two areas of thought on the cause, one being a neurological problem wherein the impulses from the brain get lost or die on their way to the legs (this from the orthopedic specialist we saw) and the other I found durig research is that the syndrome is similar in sympthoms to human pseudohypoparathroidism which is the bodies lack of response to the parathyroid hormone. We've had thryroid and parathyroid checked with normal results.

Our Daisy has been severly effected with this syndrome but with some minor exceptions is a beagle in every way. She is very small, we've been asked if she is a minature (her legs from breast to floor is about 7 inches as is her tail) and her paws have taken on a hoof appearnace because she walks on the very tips of her center two toes. She doesn't have seizures, which I remember reading is a sympthom, but she will have hours of continuous small muscle spasams (don't hurt her) and her legs on very, very stiff, they don't bend unless you put pressure on them.
One concern is the same as any dog with a genetic problem, is that where there is one there may be other, Daisy had double cataract surgery at 1 1/2 years. Alsal future spine problems may develop because of their unnature gait - and try to keep Kota on the slim side.

Hope this helps - best of luck to you all.
 

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It must be frustrating to deal with this when so little information is available. Daisy has a very sweet face and looks as though she enjoys life. She must be a special blessing to your family.
 

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Daisy has an incredibly sweet disposition, she is the laid back, snuggle, snuggle type of beagle and a blessing. As jft noted she is what my husband calls our needy beagle, she is where we are at all times. Her only real limitation is that she can't walk for a long period of time, after 10 minutes she'll start walking sideways, like a horse then sit, she can't walk down a flight a stairs and when she runs she hops like a bunny. Play time is limited because she tires easily and she is very picky about the surface she walks on, not a big fan of snow and rocky ground.

That being said we wouldn't change her for anything in the world.
 
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