Are dogs allowed in Islam?

There's lots of Turkish people in my area and lately I've seen many a Turkish teenage boy join in with the new fad for scary dogs in inner city areas. I know most of these guys are Muslim (I grew up with a lot of Turkish friends, heck I even know some of the guys with the dogs lol, and plus, who doesn't... show more There's lots of Turkish people in my area and lately I've seen many a Turkish teenage boy join in with the new fad for scary dogs in inner city areas. I know most of these guys are Muslim (I grew up with a lot of Turkish friends, heck I even know some of the guys with the dogs lol, and plus, who doesn't know that Turkey has lots of Muslims?) but I also know Islam does not allow it's followers to own a dog. Or is it? And if not how come? Please fill me in. Thanks =)
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