Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 38

Thread: Smelly Dogs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Bothell, WA, USA
    Posts
    1

    Smelly Dogs

    Does anyone know of the least-smelling breeds of dogs? I've heard Chow-Chows and Bijon Frises are among them.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Seattle, WA - USA
    Posts
    41
    I don't know about purebread Chow-Chows, but my boy Sue is half Chow and he wants to smell everything...





    ------------------
    Life ain't easy for a boy named Sue...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    AB, Canada
    Posts
    379
    LOLOLOL, Steak!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    12,713
    Well I will put in my plug for poodles. I was told by a co-worker many years ago (who owned two) that they had no odor. I have since owned 4 and she was absolutely correct. Also, I guess it doesn't hurt that they must be bathed and groomed approximately every 6 weeks, so that may give them an unfair advantage when compared to other doggies who go longer without their baths. I guess if we humans went as long as most dogs do without bathing, our furry friends might even give us a critical sniff!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    27,166
    Well, I may be the last one any one of you wants to hear re: my opinion of doggy smells, but... Fritos go without saying. MMMMMMM, MMMMMMM, good! But in addition to them, I just love doggy ear smell, fur smell, (wet and dry) and doggy breath, (puppy breath is particularly devine!) I think it's all just a matter of association. Every one of their smells evokes a wonderful memory/thought of them. I had a friend once who, if you can believe this, loved the smell of dirty diapers!!! Any baby's dirty diapers! Just brought back wonderful memories of her loving time with her daughter as a baby! I really have no expert opinion on any particular breed being less smelly than another. But, having worked with dogs in a grooming setting, I can say that the groomers feel, and it seems logical, that most unpleasant doggy smells really do come from improper or inadequate bathing and grooming, as well as unclean ears, draining eyes, etc. Long haired dogs, of course, having more fur, have a tendency to get stinky faster than short haired dogs. Just more surface area to get dirty, retain scents, etc.! Poodles, at our kennel at least, seem to be groomed on the most regular basis. Maybe that's part of it! Anyway, good luck!!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    1,225
    I think I would rather smell the dirtiest dog in the world than dirty diapers yuck!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    35,964
    Hi, this seemed a good place to educate folks about your own abilities here! Pam had accidentally posted a response so that somehow it appeared three times (hence her apology). I deleted them for her, but she could have done it herself. You can always delete one of your own posts, by hitting the Edit/Delete button. It will ask your user name and password so that it knows you are indeed the author of the message, and then you just need to check the little box that says "Delete this message."

    You can only delete your own posts. Paul and I are Moderators, so we can delete anyone's message if necessary, or in this case, is a redundant post!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    8,055
    Originally posted by ownerof3dogs:
    I think I would rather smell the dirtiest dog in the world than dirty diapers yuck!>>>>>>>>>

    I think I can agree with you on that one too.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Lebanon, TN, USA
    Posts
    325
    Well, I have to put in a pitch for my Jack Russell Terrier here. She seldom smelled "doggy" and didn't get bathed very often. A lot of it depends on how sensative you nose is, I guess, but any dog is going to smell bad if he/she finds "yard treasures" that are raunchy. We've lived in the country for years and our dogs always found something to roll in that was noxious to say the least. What my point is here is that bathing in a good quality shampoo (but not too often as it will strip the hair and skin of essential oils) is an option that must not be dismissed. So, with that in mind, pick a breed that you like although, I wouldn't recommend the Shar Pei or any of the wrinkley dogs, as they can get smelly wrinkles or may have skin conditions. Another thing to keep in mind, feed the dog a quality food and you'll have less smell from the dog and the yard.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Laverkin, UT USA
    Posts
    247
    Speaking of treasures: Hubby and I were out recently exploring with our two furkids. We were walking along a creekbed and discovered that we were in cow country, as evidenced by the presence of many, many cow "biscuits". My border collie Max was right by my heels, but when I looked for my aussie, Annie, she was no where to be found. I backtracked a bit and found her, much to my horror, rolling her head in a fresh "biscuit"
    Thank god we were next to water, because she got her first winter bath. She wasn't going to get in MY car!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    12,713
    Karen I actually did click on the edit/delete button but it told me I was not authorized to delete. Again, I must have done something wrong. Maybe a mis-click! Is that a word? Anyway, thanks for making us more computer literate!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    1,225
    I also tried to erase one of my replys and it also sayed I wasn't athorized to do so

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    27,166
    Me too, Karen! Message stated only the moderator could delete messages. Any suggestions?

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    625

       I am sorry for the confusion. I changed the configuration of the software. Everyone should be able to delete their own messages now.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    GLENSIDE PA USA
    Posts
    1,010
    While we're on the subject...Cody has been known to roll his face in smelly stuff too!!! Other than soap and water, is there any "quick fix"when that's not available?? Maybe some of those packaged handwipes? He won't go into the tub or shower, and it was freezing and late so I didn't want to wash him outside, so I gated the kitchen off and soaped up his head, but what a mess! You guys are so much better than me!

Similar Threads

  1. Smelly Pee??
    By frawri in forum Dog Health
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-17-2006, 03:41 PM
  2. Smelly
    By beeniesmom in forum Dog General
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-15-2006, 12:40 AM
  3. Smelly kid?
    By catnapper in forum Cat General
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-21-2005, 01:46 PM
  4. Smelly Smelly Smelly...
    By redruby in forum Dog General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-24-2004, 11:21 AM
  5. Smelly Cat
    By Herkimer in forum Cat Health
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-04-2001, 11:49 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com