I found this amusing page when I first started Dogsthorpe.com, but recently found the link no longer worked, I decided to bring the information in-house, so that it wasn't lost again. At the moment you can find out more at http://www.crazyattic.com/tgl/gc/plate35.htm.
The great goblin detective, who solved so many baffling cases and tracked down so many do-gooders,* Dögsthorpe is also a byword in the Labyrinth for his total inability to hold a rational conversation with anybody. Even the most brilliant goblin conversationalists of his day have been unable to get anything out of him beyond the odd whine and the occasional bark.
Some believe that the part of the Dögsthorpe's brain that is capable of making rational conversation is missing. Others say that it's just because most the brilliant conversationalists of the day are dead boring. To all this, however, his many fans and admirers have a simple reply: "Woof!"
* Do-gooders: Being nice to somebody or doing someone a good turn is, of course, one of the most serious offences under the Prevention of Benevolence Act (1451), which was passed soon after the Great Collapse of Good Governance in the Labyrinth.