Yes, they are pretty much forest goblins. However with the rat/dog-people appearance, I'd like to have them called something completely different. I kinda like kobold, but with that being a name for a very popular D&D monster and the setting being aimed at D&D, that would be even more impractical.
I think I do want to have actual goblins as well. But those aren't mini-orcs, but an almost entirely subteranean race that is crawling through underground cracks. However, since they are quite smart, they are the perfect guides for anyone who wants to go to the underworld, as almost no surface race ever travels that far down.
Too bad it's already so late, that's something I could easily fill a few pages with. Maybe tomorrow.