Prized possession

Don't under estimate the power of the Beagle's nose.  It controls them.  They are often said to be "stupid" dogs.   They aren't.  They're just controlled by their noses.

Looks pretty innocent, albeit rather like the hide of an elephant.  It isn't.  The dirt in my yard is soft now that it's spring.  That nose will catch a whiff of something.  It will tell her paws to move the dirt to uncover more delicious aroma. Pretty soon, there's a crater in the yard.