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Epilepsy has occurred in some bloodlines, if epilepsy occurs in a hound or is present in very close relatives the hound should not be bred from. 

Epilepsy is a terrible and distressing lifetime condition, deterioration in the condition can happen with age, it can be controlled by medication with close consultation with your veterinarian, it may take time to get medication levels correct.

Seizures occur from excessive activity in the brain; the symptoms can be anything from mild twitching to flailing and thrashing around on the floor. 

Seizures can last from minutes to hours, seizures often occur at repeated intervals, if you think your dog has epilepsy you must speak to your vet.

It is serious and will require medical attention. The link below provides information about epilepsy and what to do if you think your dog is having a seizure.