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User Topic: Looking at dogs...who knows
Lovedyoumore
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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am considering a dog. I cannot believe I just wrote that. After our 15 year old lab died I never thought I would do it again.

Does anybody have a dog that does not smell like a dog? We got used to it, but every time our daughter came home she said the house smelled like a dog. So, any body know that your dog does not smell like a hound?


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RyeBread
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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hard for me to tell anymore. I don't think my dogs do but they stay inside mostly so I could be just as used to it as you were.

Now all I smell is love, devotion, and loyalty, with a hint of mischievousness :)


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NotDefeatedYet
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Default  Posted: 1:33 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My dog has short hair, so as long as he gets the bath every few weeks, he usually smells pretty decent. He also stays inside too. The big pillow things that dogs sleep on keep smells, so my dog has a couple of blankets that we keep washed. He loves his blankets.


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million pieces
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Default  Posted: 1:50 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

To me, labs are the worst smelling because they have an oily coat for swimming. Stay away from most water dogs.

Shelties and Border collies and Aussies have very little odor if washed. But these dogs have very distinctive personalities, may not be a match.


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TattoodChinaDoll
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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Boxers do not have a doggie odor. But their farts can be deadly! You know how you pet a dog and your hand then smells like one? Boxers don't have that. And after being outside they don't have it either. I can put my nose right on my boxer and smell nothing. But seriously...the farts...could kill a man.


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3 daughters: 9, 5, 3, and and 2 angel babies (2013 and 2014)
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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 2:09 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My best friend has had min pins, a poodle and a chihuahua and none of them ever smelled badly.


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tryinghard2013
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Default  Posted: 2:12 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have a sheltie and she has no offensive odor at all but boy o boy shes a rocket her energy is unbelievable

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KeepCalm_CarryOn
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Default  Posted: 2:19 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Our pit doesn't smell unless she's been running around with other dogs in which case she gets a bath. My parents also have a pit and he doesn't smell.


You are not dealing with rational people or situations. Normal thought processes won't work...story of my life.

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Default  Posted: 3:03 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I vote that you go to the pound, smell all of the dogs, let them all lick your face and then adopt the least smelly, most cuddly one you can find.

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KeepCalm_CarryOn
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Default  Posted: 3:05 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

^^^YES! Do that! Insta-therapy too!


You are not dealing with rational people or situations. Normal thought processes won't work...story of my life.

Me- BW, 30
Him- fWh, 36
Mostly R'd, minus a few scars...bought a house and got a puppy...And baby makes 3! She arrived August 2013


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Default  Posted: 3:24 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

spritz them with Fabreze and tell them they're pretty.


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Default  Posted: 3:29 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Mastiffs don't have a doggie smell... if you want a 200 lb lap dog


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soverybetrayed
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Default  Posted: 3:35 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I got my sweetie from a rescue for yorkies and she doesn't smell unless I do not keep her bathed. I try to give her a bath and get her groomed every few weeks. She has a short coat from summer now and she looks like a little teddy bear. I keep her coat long in the winter but she doesn't do cold well. Yorkies don't shed either so that is another bonus for me as I do not like dog fur floating around the house.

She is full of love and she is the best thing I ever did for myself. I think getting a dog from a rescue group is a good idea since they need love and so do you. My little one is deaf and she has the sweetest ways about her since she can't bark, she talks. These dogs give you such love once they trust you and are so happy to see you when you come home.


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Divorced 8/23/2012
I will get stronger and better but no matter where he goes, there he is....

Posts: 1216 | Registered: Jul 2011 | From: Texas
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Default  Posted: 4:10 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I work with several dog rescues. I also own several different breeds of dogs. I have found many of the hound/hunting dog breeds do have a very strong dog smell even right after a bath. You seem to never be able to get that smell out of their bedding either. The vizslas I owned were some of the worst.

The most important thing you need to consider is what type of personality you're looking for in your pet. Different breeds as you know were bred for very different purposes and those tendencies definitely show in their personalities. If you're looking for a dog to relax with you and occasionally take some walks then you don't want a working breed. If you want to get into an activity like rally or agility, then many of the working breeds like collies or shelties etc. are wonderful for these activities.

Obviously if you've owned labs you know that especially the first two years you can't just coop them up in a house or apartment.

For the last six years I have owned what I consider the most fabulous dog breed around. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel. They range from 13 to 18 pounds. They are considered a toy breed. They are definitely an indoor dog though they love to do outside activities as long as they are sharing those activities with you. They love to be a couch potato with you but at the same time they are a spaniel with a bird-dog heritage so they love to play fetch and do activities like Lure coursing or agility.

They are in extremely friendly dog and love children. They love to be with you. I promise, you'll never go to the bathroom alone again, ha ha. They're not a good dog to have if they will be alone for long periods of the day. For the last several hundred years they have been bred as a companion animal; in fact they are referred to as comforter spaniels. For this reason they need someone around most of the time or they need to be with another dog. A warning about these dogs. They are like potato chips. Very few people I know that have them only have one. I have four. They do not smell unless you let them go without bathing them for a long time.

But again, your primary criteria should be what lifestyle the dog will lead and pick a breed that matches this lifestyle. There's nothing worse than having a poor match which is why so many dogs end up at the pound or in rescue.

Good luck with your search!


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Clarrissa
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Default  Posted: 5:37 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We have a rescue. She's part Shepard, part beagle and part who knows what else. She doesn't have a strong odor unless she's been in the pond. The first time she did, the water level was low so the contents were more concentrated (it's a natural pond, not landscaped). Boy did she *stink*! But once she got a bath, the odor went away.

Rescues seem to be more affectionate than pet store dogs, at least from what I've read and heard, probably because they seem to know they were rescued. We got Roxy from a no-kill shelter so at the very least she knew she wouldn't live out her life in a kennel with no real chance to run like she has with us.


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Default  Posted: 5:44 PM, June 5th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We rescued a cairn terrier/skye terrier mix. Didn't shed, didn't smell. Very sweet temperment. Small dog about 15-18 pounds. Does need to be groomed and bathed, though. He loved to roll in smelly stuff he found, then he would stink.


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Lovedyoumore
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Default  Posted: 9:29 AM, June 7th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks all. We had a Jack Russell Terrier we called a Jack Russell Terror. He had no smell, but I want a more sedate dog now no kids are around. I do not want a big dog because we literally had to carry our old lab up steps or into the car. In ten years I will be too old to be lifting a big old dog around.


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WH 52
Married 30+ years
Together trying to R

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Posts: 1584 | Registered: May 2012 | From: Southern, bless your heart
roseguide
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, June 7th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I vote that you go to the pound, smell all of the dogs, let them all lick your face and then adopt the least smelly, most cuddly one you can find.

This is brilliant advice.


In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you. Buddhist saying

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idiot85
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Default  Posted: 9:37 AM, June 7th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

West Highland Whites (westies) they don't smell and don't shed, not oily, not to big and cute- or like SisterM said- Cairn Terriers...Skyes are cute too or Yorkshire Terriers!!

Yorkies are little and convenient- not all are yappy and at least they don't think they're a little dog like chihuahuas do- chihuahuas have a permanent "oh shit" expression.

Or like someone else said- the little spaniels...


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Posts: 575 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Old Blighty
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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, June 7th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I was going to say Boxers, and Danes lack that stinky dog smell. But since you are looking to smaller breeds....
A lot of small dogs have a smell about them it usually stems from their mouths. Smaller breeds tend to have more issues with dental stuff, plaque tarter etc.

Any poodle mix is good, no shedding, usually pretty bright, not too high energy, but fun.

My MIL has westies, and they don't smell, usually, but she bathes them several times a week, she lives on a lake, and they get in the water, and roll in the dirt. She has a big mud sink she washes them in. They don't mind it, and they are quite the characters.


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