‘Do I like dogs? I inhabit the middle-hound’
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In a dog-crazy nation, not all of us are so keen. Richard Godwin speaks up for ‘dognostics’

Can I make something clear? I don’t hate your dog. I’m sure it is an upstanding member of the animal kingdom, a treasured member of your family, a lovely guy, a terrific bitch. I’ve no doubt you always pick up its poo, too – please tell me you always pick up its poo? – and it’s frankly amazing that you’re prepared to do that. To sign up to 12-plus years of handling another creature’s excrement, carrying...

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