Beagles are not the ONLY shoe thieves! My keeshond, Sasha, who crossed the bridge about 8 years ago, was a world class shoe thief! She managed to get the closet door open when she was a pup and I came home to ONE of every pair of shoes I owned out in the back yard. My Romeo ONLY liked black shoes - especially dress shoes. And they DO manage to get them no matter where you have them up.