Yes well! I don't feel so bad now and to be honest don't mind 'normal' doggy smells and if any of my visitors were brave enough to mention it or cat hairs floating around my house they'd be told in no uncertain terms not to come back but most of my (ancient) pals are like me and don't give a rat's ar!@e
Anyway, Jambo hates the bath routine,( maybe he's a Pom? ,same as me lol ) but he loves swimming in the ocean and a good brush cleans him up nicely after a quick hose down in the summer months.
The secret to having everything is knowing you've already got it !