Does your dog stink?

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  1. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    Everyone always comments on how non stinky Bandit is and I'm wondering... WHERE ARE ALL THESE SMELLY DOGS? Are they o nly stinky because they eat like poop or are there normal, well fed dogs with bad BO?
     
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    The mastiffs were always oily and definitely had an smell to them, no matter the bath, food, or environment.

    Zander doesn't stink. Ever. I've caught more than a few friends with their heads buried in Zander's ruff ooohing and aaaahing a "OMG HE SMELLS SSOOOO GOOOOD". Muted vanilla, apparently. Like a candle. WTF, I'm not complaining.

    He smells doggy when he's wet, though. I think that's normal.
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    Oh yeah Bandit gets the doggy wet smell but very mild for a big wet hairy beast. People are always awwwing about how lovely he smells. What do I bathe him with and how often? They are horrified to find out shampoo hasnt touched him in 5 years.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    If Mia gets a little bit too long between baths she gets a very slight doggy smell. You have to bury your nose in her fur though to smell it. But Mia's a little bit stinky.

    The worst dog I have ever smelled was a husky. It absolutely reeked. Looked perfectly clean but once it was within 5 or so feet it reeked. It was awful. Maybe it had rolled in something and the owner never washed it? I'm not sure.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Lol Never. One of my many genetic quirks I got from my mother.. very very smell sensitive. I can't stand even a slight doggy smell, as a result dogs are professionally groomed at least once a month.

    Smelliest dogs around the city are always SOME goldens. Don't know what it is... we have a few well groomed well fed goldens that smell fine.. but I think it's the bad diet or to few baths, I have met a few that REEK!
    Like oil/smell all over your hands, smell it from 5 feet away REEK

    In general..it takes a crappy diet and not enough grooming. Not even necessarily baths but brushing out all that dead undercoat to let the oil naturally work it's way through
     
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    Taqroy Active Member

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    Murphy never stinks. Ever. Actually, his coat holds in the woodsmoke smell - from woodburning stoves? I love it when he comes in from the back yard in winter. He gets snorgled. He does get washed and blown out about twice a year to get some of his undercoat out. Mu and Tipper get a little blech if they go more than...I dunno three months? I don't wash anyone in the summer because they get dusty again almost immediately. But the girls get washed 3-4 times a year I guess.
     
  7. BlackPuppy

    BlackPuppy Owned by Belgians

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    Cheap food makes dogs stink.

    When I first got Doerak he smelled terrible, and had a lot of problems associated with poor nutrition. I went raw on his 3rd day with me and there was an amazing transformation. His coat was more shiny, his dandruff disappeared, the tarter on his teeth was gone, and his gums and feet stopped bleeding. Yeah, he was a mess and to think I paid $3,000 for him. I was a sucker for a pretty face.

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    My current dogs eat high quality kibble with meat thrown in the bowl. Currently, beef stew meat. They don't stink.
     
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    BlackPuppy Owned by Belgians

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    I hate when I pet somebody else's dog and feel like I immediately need to wash my hands.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I don't think my dogs really stink. They get bathed every other week or so though since Cricket and Joey play a lot with other dogs at my work and sometimes step in pee or what have you before we have a chance to get the mop in the play area to clean up.... ***cough***Joey***cough***

    Bamm gets bathed every 2-3 weeks or so mainly to help keep the shedding down a little. He used to shed so bad, but ever since I started bathing him a little more often I've noticed wayyyyy less extra Bamm hair all over the place.
     
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    Buzz smells. Regardless of diet, regular brushing, regular bathing... you can tell when it's bath time. It should be every two weeks but now that I don't have access to super nice facilities anymore, it's far less often.
     
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    I've been told Izzie smells like a cabbage patch doll. Whatever that means lol. I've never smelled one.

    Generally she smells good though, I don't wash her much. The only Tim she gets a little stinky is if her wrinkle gets dirty, like in the winter when we play in the riding arena.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I did reply to this, but Chaz is being weird.

    Fred STINKS. He pees on himself ALL. THE. TIME. He is the only dog I regularly bathe. He makes his bedding smell so I regularly wash that too!!!

    Bodhi does not smell, and never has baths :D

    I think it's a boy thang..... dirty stinking boys.
     
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    Nope, Jackson definitely doesn't. But I do bathe him every 10 days or so and he eats a good food, etc.

    Our Golden Retriever growing up smelled soooo bad. Poor thing, we never bathed her (probably once every 2 years or less lol) and she ate a crappy diet, no exercise, etc. But you'd pet her and then have to wash your hands afterwards -- I can't STAND that. The two Goldens I dogsit for now are awesome ... they never have that 'dog smell' and really don't even seem to shed a lot for Goldens. I am pretty sure the owners get them professionally groomed occasionally and they are also fed a good diet.
     
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    Amber, the lab I watch, usually gets a bath the minute she steps in my house. She's always smelly!
     
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    Webster can be a little smelly. Boy dog thing. But he feels like satin when he gets a bath and so a couple extra baths for him is no trouble *snuggles soft satin doggie*

    The girls don't smell unless it's environmental. Kim loves to roll in things between dead and gone and there have been many instances where I told her either she get herself in the lake and swim some of it off or I am not taking her home in my car. Gross dog :p

    They do get bathed well about once a month, though, simply because I am slightly allergic to dogs and bathing them that frequently seems to knock the dander and such down enough that I'm not bothered.
     
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    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Violet smells right now. She needs a bath badly. She has been outside a LOT over the past couple months with the nice cool weather. It's pretty easy to make sure she isn't getting into something or trying to escape because the back of the house has tons of windows and our door is glass. Sometimes she can spend all day outside only coming in once or twice, and she'll come in, check everybody out, and sit at the door to go back out. She gets stinky cause she gets wet from either the dew, or whatever plus she just lays out in the grass all day. She's pretty gross at the moment and will go get groomed when I feel like she's far enough out of heat. (Maybe her having been in heat was a factor in how she smells as well).

    Chloe doesn't really get stinky unless she's been outside for longer than normal and it's hot out. Then she gets a doggy smell but it doesn't smell bad really. Not like Violet does. But Chloe rarely gets baths anymore so she could probably use one soon anyway.

    ETA: Just wanted to specify that Violet is not being let outside unsupervised since she is in heat. She is kept under close watch at this time.
     
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    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    In general, my crew doesn't smell doggy unless they are wet or have rolled in ick. BUT when the girls are in heat they do have a musky smell.

    IME, the smelly dogs are most often labs or goldens, especially if they are on a grain heavy food. They are also the most likely to have a coat that leaves your hands oily/smelly after petting.
     
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    The Chihuahuas don't have a doggie smell to them naturally. If I stick my nose in their fur, there's no scent. Jose` does need a bath more often than Chuli because he gets pee on the back of his front legs sometimes when he goes. It's weird. If he arcs his body a little bit away from the leg that is up, it doesn't get on him. But if he stands straight or tucks a little, it's awful. lol. So, he might get rinsed off on his legs but not every time he goes. So, as a result, he can get a stale smell. The minute I start smelling that, he gets a bath because I can't stand it. Both dogs breath tend to be not too good, even if their teeth are cleaned.
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Keeva definitely doesn't. I LOVE her coat, it's impossibly self-cleaning and all weather. She also eats an excellent diet and gets bathed/blown out every 4-6 wks. TBH though that's only to cut down on shedding, I don't think she would ever really smell.

    Macky... buh. She's like covered in old cotton balls, and yeah, she gets sort of... musty. She also holds smell from anything she gets into (lakes, ponds, mud). So yeah, she's getting groomed on Friday and the bath will be much needed. She too eats an excellent diet, and her hair is not greasy, nor is she full of dandruff, but she does start to smell sort of... old. LOL
     
  20. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    The Finkies just don't smell. They never get baths. Unless they roll in something really gross or have a show coming up. But that's one of the reasons I went with that breed, TBH. I hate doggy smells. When we were listing our house in TX, the real estate agent said she would have never known we even had dogs if it wasn't for the fact that she could see them LOL. And we had all 3 at the time.

    T also doesn't smell too bad, but he definitely has a dog smell to him. So I bathe him once a month and wash the blankets in his crate once a week. I also brush him out very frequently.
     

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