What is the rule for the dogs in Animal Farm?

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The dogs don't have a particular rule, but they form a privileged caste on Animal Farm, only slightly below the highest level of pigs in status. They are the equivalent of a police force in a totalitarian state, and they stay close to Napoleon.

In many ways, their high status is acknowledged. For example, they sit with Napoleon, Squealer, and Minimus facing the other animals at the mandatory Sunday meetings:

Napoleon, with Squealer and another pig named Minimus, who had a remarkable gift for composing songs and poems, sat on the front of the raised...

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