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    Some dogs stink, others don't... ours never smell either.
    Unfortunately I'm that horrible person who doesn't let the dogs sleep in the bed, my partner asks almost every night but the answer is always no.
    They shed so much hair, and because one is white and the other is black... it's impossible to buy sheets that hide it. Plus with 2 dogs and a cat in the bed, things get crowded, I can never sleep because they're always moving, and when they're still, I can't sleep because I'm uncomfortable and can't move because they're in the way.
    But the main reason.. they don't bark at anything when they're in the bedroom, but if they're in the garage (where they sleep - with 2 comfy couches and lots of warm things) and they hear a noise, they will bark, and it alerted us to somebody trying to break in a few months ago so I like having them down there for a bit of extra security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Ha,ha Striker.......
    I love the smell of my dogs .......reminds me of pretty flowers and candy. LOL

    Apparently my mother in law can smell them and since Mojos been a inside pooch her visits have dropped dramatically. For that reason alone my big slobbering lounge lizard will always stay a inside doggy.

    Seriously though i cant smell it....but some homes i visited have reekked of dog. Thats not cool.
    Most houses that i've been to that smell of dog are houses that have poorly taken care of dogs or dogs that aren't well house trained i.e doggy pee on the carpet

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    Snoopy stays warm like this _

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    'chubbsecurity' - must be a GSP trait - because all mine have done that sort of thing ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif


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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Most houses that i've been to that smell of dog are houses that have poorly taken care of dogs or dogs that aren't well house trained i.e doggy pee on the carpet
    Well...my dogs are extremely well taken care of, so that shoots that theory down. Plus they're never allowed inside, so they don't have a chance to p**s on the rugs or anything (except once when I relented and let them in - no smell from that though). They're healthy, and they just stink a lot. Can't be helped and I don't blame them, but they're not coming inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Striker View Post
    Well...my dogs are extremely well taken care of, so that shoots that theory down. Plus they're never allowed inside, so they don't have a chance to p**s on the rugs or anything (except once when I relented and let them in - no smell from that though). They're healthy, and they just stink a lot. Can't be helped and I don't blame them, but they're not coming inside.
    'Striker' your dogs maybe very well looked after - but bathing them every week is a tad excessive and not needed. You are striping away the dogs natural oils and so are setting them up for future skin problems - if not now - then later on.

    Also, what you feed them will also affect the way they smell - just like us eating some things - say onions, fatty foods, garlic and - who can forget the fa*ts from people eating eggs !

    Riley - a short haired pup who lives inside - gets bathed about once per year - and only because of his yearly vet visit ! He may score other bathes within that year - if what he has decided to roll in is particularly odoriferous ! Riley's coat is always shiny and in real good nick.

    Something to think about !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Also, what you feed them will also affect the way they smell - just like us eating some things - say onions, fatty foods, garlic and - who can forget the fa*ts from people eating eggs !
    Actually, now that I think about it, a few months ago we were a bit short on money so I had to buy the dogs a cheaper bag of dog food (super coat) and they did seem to stink a fair bit, which they never do. They're back on Black Hawk for Meika and Advance for Molly (she needs the 'active breed') now and they're back to normal... no smell at all

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    They should not stink.
    Do you clean their ears?
    Do they ever get a bath?
    Not counting puppy days my dogs have never peed in the house.
    They respect ME and the rules.
    Dogs can not learn good manners if they are never allowed in.

    "so that shoots that theory down"

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    Our dog gets washed about once a year!
    Hes inside- and does not stink. We have wooden floors, and he is not allowed on the couch/beds (quite a few dog baskets around though...).
    I really think a raw"ish" diet has helped with smell.

    If there was carpet and he was on the soft furnishings- well that could get stinky I suppose...
    Maybe it depends on the house set up and rules you have in place.
    No way our dog is in anyones bed though- I agree, its a total way to a shocking nights sleep and way too many dirty sheets.

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    Maggie smells when I visit my sister and she gets fed their cereal and veg rich home cooked food, but that is farting. Oh heavens it is a rough couple of days for me when we get back as she sleeps on her bed on the floor on my side.
    She is now shedding madly though, didn't seem to until she turned one. I can see why that would become a pain in the neck.

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