Naughty beagles destroy £6,200 worth of designer bags, shoes and furniture

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Odette Forbes, 52, named Ron and Reg after the criminal Kray twins (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Odette Forbes/ Caters News Agency)

Two naughty beagles have cost their owners over £6,000 after they destroyed a series of designer handbags and shoes.

Reg, six, and Ron, five, have also torn apart a £900 leather armchair, a £198 cow skin rug and countless pairs of socks and t-shirts.

Their owner Odette Forbes, 52, says the troublesome two also enjoy escaping from their home, causing her to spend around £7,000 on reinforcing her garden fence.

But despite the pair’s destructive streak, she says they remain ‘loving and loyal dogs ’ – so long as no one leaves anything leather near them.

Mrs Forbes, a professional dog groomer, said: ‘They’re naughty, no doubt about it. I realised the moment that we got Ron that they would both be trouble.
PIC BY CATERS NEWS (PICTURED Odette Forbes with her two beagles Ronnie and Reggie who have have caused ?6000 of damage, eating designer handbags, shoes, wallets and carpets.) A pair of beagles are being dubbed Britain's naughtiest pooches - after they destroyed more than ?6,000 of their owner's designer handbags and shoes. Between them, six-year-old Reg and five-year-old Ron have munched their way though two designer handbags, a leather armchair, a pair of Dubarry boots, two pairs of Ugg slippers as well as countless other pairs of shoes. Flustered owner Odette Forbes has even spent an extra ?7,000 reinforcing her garden to stop the pair escaping. SEE CATERS COPY.
She says the dogs are ‘little demons’ when her back is turned (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Caters News Agency)
PIC BY CATERS NEWS (PICTURED The damage the beagles have done.) A pair of beagles are being dubbed Britains naughtiest pooches - after they destroyed more than ?6,000 of their owners designer handbags and shoes. Between them, six-year-old Reg and five-year-old Ron have munched their way though two designer handbags, a leather armchair, a pair of Dubarry boots, two pairs of Ugg slippers as well as countless other pairs of shoes. Flustered owner Odette Forbes has even spent an extra ?7,000 reinforcing her garden to stop the pair escaping. SEE CATERS COPY.
Between them, they have destroyed armchairs, shoes and handbags (Picture: Odette Forbes/ Caters News Agency)

‘Reg was pretty good to start with apart from peeing on people’s shoes when we took him out to the pub but first thing he destroyed was his bed and then he started stealing socks.

‘When Ron arrived he was initially timid but started copying Reg and my husband’s desert boots were first thing he got. We’re convinced he’s the instigator now.’

Keep Them Active. Energy varies between breeds, says Dr. Becker. “Greyhounds, Labs, Golden Retrievers, Jack Russell Terriers, Border Collies, and other active breeds have unfathomable energy.” He continues, “wolves spend 80% of their time awake, moving. With cats, there’s not such an exercise requirement,” but providing outlets for play at home is still crucial. For both cats and dogs he recommends food-dispensing that “recreates the hunt,” and puzzle feeders that engage your pet’s “body and mind.”

Mum filmed newborn son's seizures to prove to doctors he wasn't just 'tired'Mum filmed newborn son's seizures to prove to doctors he wasn't just 'tired'Mrs Forbes, her husband Tony, 55, and son, Bill, 14, first rescued Reg in 2014, before taking on Ron three years later – and named both dogs after infamous East End criminals, the Kray twins. They have since lived up to their rule-breaking reputation, with a £995 Mulberry handbag and a £1,000 Jimmy Choo handbag among their victims. Ron and Reg have also destroyed two pairs of children’s Timberland boots, two pairs of Ugg slippers, three pairs of Adidas trainers, a pair of Dubarry boots, two leather wallets and a sun lounger.
PIC BY CATERS NEWS (PICTURED The damage the beagles have done.) A pair of beagles are being dubbed Britains naughtiest pooches - after they destroyed more than ?6,000 of their owners designer handbags and shoes. Between them, six-year-old Reg and five-year-old Ron have munched their way though two designer handbags, a leather armchair, a pair of Dubarry boots, two pairs of Ugg slippers as well as countless other pairs of shoes. Flustered owner Odette Forbes has even spent an extra ?7,000 reinforcing her garden to stop the pair escaping. SEE CATERS COPY.
The dogs are partners in crime (Picture: Odette Forbes/ Caters News Agency)
Altogether the damage has cost the family, who live in Westcott, Surrey, around £6,200. Mrs Forbes has also had to make sure her bins are secure so the dogs don’t break in, as well as creating barriers in the garden.thumbnail for post ID 11920470Dad slept rough outside hospital for 25 days until he could bring sick baby home

She said: ‘They love a challenge. They are great escape artists despite a fence all around the garden.

‘They often find a way to climb up and take themselves of for a walk if they think we haven’t given them a big enough one.

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‘Reg escaped twice on Christmas Day which involved lunch being put on hold. If they think they can escape from somewhere they’ll give it a pretty good go.

PIC BY CATERS NEWS (PICTURED Odette Forbes showing the damage the beagles have done.) A pair of beagles are being dubbed Britain's naughtiest pooches - after they destroyed more than ?6,000 of their owner's designer handbags and shoes. Between them, six-year-old Reg and five-year-old Ron have munched their way though two designer handbags, a leather armchair, a pair of Dubarry boots, two pairs of Ugg slippers as well as countless other pairs of shoes. Flustered owner Odette Forbes has even spent an extra ?7,000 reinforcing her garden to stop the pair escaping. SEE CATERS COPY.
Mrs Forbes said they shouldn’t be left near anything leather (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Caters News Agency)

‘We’ve put a six-foot high fence on some of the sides of the garden to make sure the place is escape proof. We try and laugh about it though because if we didn’t we’d probably cry.’

But despite their bad behaviour, Mrs Forbes insists that everyone who meets the dogs can’t help but love them.

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She added: ‘Reg and Ron will sit outside the front gate of the house each morning and wait for the kids from the primary school down the road to come up and stroke them.

‘Like the other Ronnie and Reggie they love their mum and I know they would do anything for me. Sometimes all they want is a nice cuddle from their mum and a good old stroke.

‘They’re loving and cuddly and always excited to meet new people. They’ll do anything for a belly tickle. It’s hard to believe the little demons they turn into when your back is turned.’

Keep Them Active. Energy varies between breeds, says Dr. Becker. “Greyhounds, Labs, Golden Retrievers, Jack Russell Terriers, Border Collies, and other active breeds have unfathomable energy.” He continues, “wolves spend 80% of their time awake, moving. With cats, there’s not such an exercise requirement,” but providing outlets for play at home is still crucial. For both cats and dogs he recommends food-dispensing that “recreates the hunt,” and puzzle feeders that engage your pet’s “body and mind.”