Our first beagle was a terror. Bilbo used to steal from all our neighbours, socks, rugs, food prepared for grilling and once gloves from the local fire-brigade. People knew where to come to find their stolen goods. Her days of freedom ended when the local hunter warned us he would have to shoot next time he found her chasing the deer. Our other beagles are always on the lead outside of a secure garden. Didnt stop our second beagle stealing a camenbert cheese from a restaurant we were eating in! I have told this story several times so wont bore you with the details.