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Even though my miniature schnauzer Sawyer is a relatively small dog, on our walks sometimes I do wonder how such a small creature can produce so much poo. Therefore I think every pocket of every coat or pair of trousers I own has some plastic dog poo bags in them... I am constantly finding them because I would never leave the house without them when I have Sawyer with me. I absolutely detest irresponsible owners who don't clean up after their dog (increase the dog-fouling fines, I say!) and so I buy packets of poo bags regularly. Obviously we all know what unpleasant task these are used for, so this won't be the longest review ever! These are made by Petface, a brand you can find in larger pet stores such as Jolleyes - my local Sainsbury's also stocks this range so I find it very convenient to buy these when I am grocery shopping. They come in plastic packaging which is a bright yellow-orange colour. Inside the bags are folded over, and you can just open the packaging in the middle and pull out each bag as and when you need it. The bags are made of black plastic - very much like a small binbag. I know some dog owners use regular nappy bags for this purpose, and I appreciate that they can be cheaper, but I prefer to use poo bags that are not as thin. These poo bags from Petface are made of a thicker plastic than other brands I have used, and it's more reassuring to use these knowing that it would take a LOT for them to rip or break while using them. I do not wish to imagine the horror if they ever did. They are quite large and will cover your entire hand when you go to pick up any mess. They have tie handles at the top so that you can dispose of these easily without any spillages (eww). The packaging states that these are degradable but obviously the best thing to do is put these into a bin immediately. One thing I personally like about these bags is that they are unscented. Some poo bags will be scented but to be honest I think that makes them worse as you then have a sickly floral smell combined with the less-than-delightful scent of the contents inside. No smell is going to be strong enough or pleasant enough to ever disguise what you are carrying about, so why bother?! These cost £1.09 for a pack of 50. I'd estimate I buy these every 3 weeks or so, so they really are very cheap. I would recommend these to all responsible dog owners - they are large, thick, difficult to rip or tear, and thankfully have never let me down. Quite simply there is no excuse not to buy these.