Some dogs have a very specific and strong odor that can be a little repulsive (the Basset Hound and Bloodhound are typical examples) while the others have less of it, and some have none at all. Are you looking for an odorless dog breed? Have a look at the list below. These dogs are known to have little to no doggy odor by nature (provided that proper care is given).

Photo by Paul Moody

Alaskan Malamute

Origin: Alaska (United States)
Colors: White, black&white, wolf gray, wolf sable, red
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Extensive
Grooming: Twice a week
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to howl

Photo by © kimberley1979

Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie

Origin: France
Colors:
Black and white, red and white, tri-colour
Size: Medium
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Likes to bay



Photo by © Hans Jan Durr

Chinese Crested

Origin: Unknown
Colors:
Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Very little (Hairless) to regular (Powderpuff)
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by heatherandcrystalinlasvegas

Boston Terrier

Origin: United States
Colors: Brindle-and-white, black-and-white
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Night Reader

Dalmatian

Origin: Dalmatia (part of the former Yugoslavia)
Colors: White with black spots
Size: Medium to large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Daily
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker



Photo by © Da Pinschi

German Pinscher

Origin: Germany
Colors: Red fawn, black & tan, dark brown with yellow markings
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Tends to be fairly dog aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by © J. Mimeault

Miniature Schnauzer

Origin: Germany
Colors:
Salt-and-pepper, black, black-and-silver
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker



Photo by © greypoint

Kerry Blue Terrier

Origin: Ireland
Colors:
Shades of blue-grey
Size: Medium
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by © Tamara Mann

Papillon

Origin: France
Colors: White with patches
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Can be slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by © David Street

Norwegian Elkhound

Origin: Norway
Colors: Shades of grey
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by amirpaz

Shih Tzu

Origin: China / USA
Colors: Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by cayenne2006

Saluki

Origin: Middle Eastern Region
Colors: Variety
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Lilla Horvath

Vizsla

Origin: Hungary
Colors: Golden rust
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Daily
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Mark Philpot

Standard Schnauzer

Origin: Germany
Colors: Pepper-and-salt, solid black
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Daily
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be fairly dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Penny King

Whippet

Origin: England
Colors:
Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by cadams623

Basenji

Origin: Congo
Colors: Copper, red, black and tan, black or brindle
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate exercise needed
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Very dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by nicadlr

Boxer

Origin: Germany
Colors: Fawn or brindle, sometimes with white markings
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Needs lots of exercise
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Can be slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker

Breed video: Boxer


Photo by © Cinawa

Siberian Husky

Origin: Siberia
Colors: Black and white, copper-red and white, grey and white, pure white
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: A lot of daily exercise needed
Grooming: Little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to howl


Photo by Dan lggers

Irish Water Spaniel

Origin: Ireland
Colors: Brown
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Extensive
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by amirpaz

Poodle

Origin: Germany / France
Colors: All solid colors
Size: Small to large depending on the variety
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Daily
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Very easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Noise: Average barker



Photo by © Ian Dennis

Portuguese Water Dog

Origin: Portugal
Colors: Black, white, various shades of brown
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Mrs Doggie

Bichon Frise

Origin: Mediterranean area
Colors: White
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Daily
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker



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