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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:35 PM
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What are the least smelly breeds of dogs ?
Edited on Tue Dec-20-05 07:35 PM by Bombtrack
I want to get a dog, I can't believe that this isn't a commonly talked about factor in differences between canines.
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Rich Hunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:39 PM
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1. I've got a Samoyed / Dalmatian mix

and he never smells. In fact, his fur smells nice. On the other hand, my sister has an adorable pit bull with a little b.o. problem.
I am told it is common in pits.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 05:07 PM
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14. Samoyeds smell like old, well kept leather
Kind of comforting, really...
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laheina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 09:55 PM
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20. My dalmatian smells like fritos
but she sure sheds a lot.
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:48 PM
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2. Dachshunds don't smell
We have 2 minis and they have no dog smell at all
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 07:48 PM
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17. My cousin has a mini dachshund and has to get "anal glands" expressed
Edited on Wed Dec-21-05 07:48 PM by KoKo01
because of an "odor" from time to time. Otherwise he's a cute "short hair" and they feed him stuff so he doesn't get "doggie breath."
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 08:11 PM
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3. My mutt doesn't stink - (black lab mix)
But then - he's indoors, sleeps on the couch or in the bed, and gets a bath once a week - every two weeks MAX. Actually - he gets a *shower* with me - ever since he outgrew the kitchen sink. I started him out bathing him in the sink as a tiny puppy every week to get him used to the whole bath idea. Trying to bathe him in tub the regular way (once he grew up) proved to be an ordeal and a horrible mess resulting in me needing a shower afterward ANYWAY - so now we take a shower together.

When you get your dog acclimate him/her to the bathing ritual and your situation will be greatly improved.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 08:16 PM
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4. My Italian Greyhound is pretty odorless
Very short coat. You could wash her with a cloth if need be.
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adriennui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 11:39 PM
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7. i have an IG as well
most beautiful animal in the world (and he doesn't smell). the only grooming he needs is getting his nails clipped.
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 09:13 PM
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5. Our dog can't be kept out of water
so it's easy to bathe him. Also, he's short haired. So he's not too stinky.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 09:29 PM
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6. Has a lot to do with their diet.
Edited on Tue Dec-20-05 09:30 PM by tuvor
Dogs that eat raw meat and veggies don't smell nearly as much (or as bad) as dogs who eat kibble and other commercial dog food.

Our pug and our rescued retriever (and many other such dogs we know) are proof.

ON EDIT: We almost never bathe them. Their coats look great, too.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 11:44 PM
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8. Our Border collie doesn't stink....
unless she find fresh ripe horse manure to drop a shoulder in. Oh, she does have one peculiar odor, her paws smell like corn chips.
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 11:45 PM
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9. I believe that would be a poodle.
No smell, no dander. Or so I've been told.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 06:15 PM
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15. OMG no!
The poodles that I've had the misfortune to be around have been the smelliest little furballs I've ever come in contact with! YUCK!!!

:puke:
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:57 PM
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10. thanks for everyones replies
if anyone else has a thought please add it.
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:58 PM
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11. Plastic.
Or stuffed.
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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 05:04 PM
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12. Depends a lot on diet, but...
90% of it depends on keeping the dog clean and bathing/grooming them regularly. Obviously if you have any dog and he's out running through mud and the woods and into the garbage he will smell.

I've worked with many dog breeds and personally don't believe any breed smells "less" or "more" than another. No matter what breed you get, the smell will be virtually exactly the same if he is bathed or groomed regularly.

I wish the best of luck to you, and I hope you'll consider adopting a dog instead of buying one! At petfinder.com or 1-800-save-a-pet.com you can even search for the breed you want if you do decide one fits your lifestyle better than another. And, even if there isn't one available that you think would work, keep checking back...more animals are available every day! :)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 05:06 PM
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13. the stuffed ones
man, if the dog don't stink, it don't really count as a dog!
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 06:29 PM
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16. I think I read where hound dogs have the strongest smell....
and my Bassett definitely smelled more than my 2 Jack Russell terriers.

My daughter thinks they have a doggy smell, but I just love it - I'm in heaven when I have my nose in her neck and sniff up her natural perfume. :silly:

DemEx
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 09:58 PM
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21. I love Bassett hounds...even if they do have a "slight odor."
Their ears collect everything!

I keep telling my wife that eventually there will be a Bassett Hound in our family.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 07:51 PM
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18. As a cat owner....I notice "dog odors." Short hairs less it seems, but
Edited on Wed Dec-21-05 07:55 PM by KoKo01
when I take my cats to the vet for shots...the odor of "dog" seems really strong even if there aren't any dogs there in the waiting room when I arrive.

I'm sure maybe dog owners, notice "eau de chat" when there's been a bunch of cat owners there with their carriers, though. :D

I do think dogs have a more powerful odor than cats do...naturally. Most cat smells come from their litter boxes and not the cat themselves. :shrug:
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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 08:01 PM
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19. Any one that gets bathed once a week.
It's not the breed, it's the bathing frequency.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 10:01 PM
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22. My papillion doesn't stink.
She's very small and easy to bathe, though. We bathe her about once every two weeks.

BTW, she's a great little dog. Small, but not a wuss. She's not even afraid of the snow. Very affectionate and not a "yapper". I'd highly recommend this breed.

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