Just because they're canines doesn't make them the same thing.
Its been so long since I've had any, I can't remember the smell from cleaning snapping turtles but it can be really good when made right.
Years ago when I was in grade school, I took tae kwon do at a place run by Koreans. We had a Christmas dinner and had a tasty yet very stringy barbecued meat that we later found out was dog. Dont think I would deliberately eat any canine again but it was edible.