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Was talking to an acquaintance today, she is a lovely person, but does not have any pets. She does not like 'dog smell'
I don't usually notice my dog's smell, they get bathed sometimes and I wash their beds in their crates fairly often. Went right up to them and I did notice a doggy scent, not overwhelming but it was there.
I can't decide if I should bathe them more frequently as the scent is not very noticeable.
 

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I agree with Denver215. Bathing to much can dry out their skin. All dogs are going to smell like dog to some extent, some more then others. If there smelling a little extra doggie or they need (or you just want to) a bath but not a full bath, you can use things like dog odor sprays (I think that's what there called), bath wipes and dry/foaming shampoo.
 

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The only time I usually notice a faint doggy odor on my boy is if he's gotten wet and it's been a few months since I last bathed him. The exception to that rule is if he's managed to roll on something or he's pulled off the pee on my own leg maneuver, when he manages either of those he's generally brought home and given a bath right away.
 

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What they're eating can also impact a dog's odor. I've noticed that my cousins dog really smells terrible, even though she goes to the groomer regularly. She eats Purina. I don't smell a strong stink on Aspen. I've asked friends and family (ones I know would be honest) and they also don't smell anything.

I have no experience with this, but from what I've heard, raw fed dogs have very little odor.
 

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It may be also a matter of the outlook of the person who is doing the smelling. To me, my dog's scent is barely noticeable, and I think that to this person who has no dogs, any dog scent may be objectionable.
Of course, I have come across dogs who would be objectionable to almost anyone, usually after they find something very ripe and roll in it for a while.
 

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What they're eating can also impact a dog's odor. I've noticed that my cousins dog really smells terrible, even though she goes to the groomer regularly. She eats Purina. I don't smell a strong stink on Aspen. I've asked friends and family (ones I know would be honest) and they also don't smell anything.

I have no experience with this, but from what I've heard, raw fed dogs have very little odor.
Yes, its true. All of mine are raw fed, have been their whole lives and have no odor. We've had visitors come over, and comment on how they are surprised that with six dogs in the house, they don't smell a dog smell. The higher the quality of the diet, the less you will smell. Kibble fed, or otherwise.
 

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It may be also a matter of the outlook of the person who is doing the smelling. To me, my dog's scent is barely noticeable, and I think that to this person who has no dogs, any dog scent may be objectionable.
Of course, I have come across dogs who would be objectionable to almost anyone, usually after they find something very ripe and roll in it for a while.
You'd also get used to any smell the longer you're around it. (Think like cooking smells, they usually linger for a while after cooking but unless you leave and come back you don't really notice much after you're done cooking)

The only time I usually notice a faint doggy odor on my boy is if he's gotten wet and it's been a few months since I last bathed him. The exception to that rule is if he's managed to roll on something or he's pulled off the pee on my own leg maneuver, when he manages either of those he's generally brought home and given a bath right away.
Oh man, If I gave Tucker a bath every time he whizzed on himself he'd be getting 1-3 per day. He's the worst!
 

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Yes, its true. All of mine are raw fed, have been their whole lives and have no odor. We've had visitors come over, and comment on how they are surprised that with six dogs in the house, they don't smell a dog smell. The higher the quality of the diet, the less you will smell. Kibble fed, or otherwise.
I've had the same comment from visitors to my house.
The acquaintance I was chatting with in my first post was talking about the people (with a dog) who rented her home prior to her moving in.
 
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