Hello
I am thinking of buying a dog in the furture and amongst various other criteria, one is that whichever breed I get, it musn't smell too 'doggy'!

I am wondering whether anyone can add to my list of dogs that typically don't smell too strongly? From the reading I have done so far I have come up with the following list:
Greyhounds
Labradoodle
Keeshond
Collie
Pharaoh Hound
Chinese Crested dogs
Basenji
Brittany
Beagles
Huskies
Chihuahua
Chow Chow
(I'm not too convinced about collies though, I had a friend with a collie and that certainly did smell pretty doggy although it was always kept in a very clean condition..)
Any additions much appreciated!
All the best
Ruth
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beagles aren't doggie smelling? everyone I have ever known smelled like dirty feet. but still they are loveable.
I have a Pomeranian that POSITIVELY has no smell. I don't know if he is an exception or if he is the norm. He is three years old. Bob
You worry about the "smell", but no mention of hair in general. A good number on the list produce hair by the bagful.
Does doggy smell really depend on breed? I would think body odor is individual to each dog, just as humans. Anyway, I love the smell of my rottie. In cold weather he smells bacon. MM...

Monika
I understand your concern, as I have allergies and a very sensitive nose.

I have a collie, and he has lately been smelling very doggy. Even after a bath he can smell a couple of days later.
My former collie didn't seem to have this problem.

I don't remember my beagle smelling at all.
I recently met a greyhound that stank.
I can't be near any spaniels, and a Brittany falls into that category.

I think you are pretty limited to a poodle.
I have a Pomeranian that POSITIVELY has no smell. I don't know if he is an exception or if he is the norm. He is three years old.

My Pom smells like fabric softener- according to my son Emotion: smile

My Beagle smells like Fritos - honest!
-sunny
Hello I am thinking of buying a dog in the furture and amongst various other criteria, one is that whichever breed I get, it musn't smell too 'doggy'!

in my limited experience, this isn't just a breed thing. i have two pit bulls. one of them i've had from a 12 wk old puppy, and she's never had a doggy smell to her. the second dog i got as a rescue at 8 months old, and he smelled horrible. after a month on good food he stopped smelling bad.

i think if you feed your dogs top quality food (not grocery store stuff), and keep them clean (esp teeth and ears), your dog shouldn't smell bad at all.
-kelly
He he - yes, it can be an individual thing can't it? I don't actually have allergies but am not keen on having a house that smelly very doggy - a milder scent is fine but a full-on pong wouldn't be good Emotion: smile

All the best
Ruth
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