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Is it just me, or do you agree that most breeds have a "doggie" smell to them? :w00t:

I don't think that Maltese or most other long coated breds like Shih Tzus, Lhasas, Tibetian Terriers have a "doggie" odor, but I do find that most other breds -- even toys breeds like Chihuahuas, Papillons, etc. do have a distinct smell that is "doggie". :unsure:

I think it's because the long coated breds have "hair" and the short coated breds have "fur".

Even though I might like to own a different breed, I don't think I could put up with the doggie smell or the shedding.

Maybe that's why Maltese are sooooooooooooooooo perfect!!! :)
 

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Yorkies have an odor when it's near bath day. I've noticed Cosy does sometimes. Sorry. It's true!
I cannot tell a lie about it! Don't forget the Frito toes
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Yorkies have an odor when it's near bath day. I've noticed Cosy does sometimes. Sorry. It's true!
I cannot tell a lie about it! Don't forget the Frito toes
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:thumbsup:Divit my daughters yorkie has a odor one day after a bath, he smells musky.
Matilda and B&B can go a week and then they start to get a odor.
 

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in all honestly, I don't notice the oder-ness in my two :blink: when they go to the garden frequently, by the end of the week, yes, you can tell that they need a bath, but not the typical oder-ness that my friend's husky tells me about in Silver (the husky who I spend some time with every now and then with my friend - boy, can I notice the oder-ness)...YET, I still LOVE her:wub: here she is the very first time I met her in 2009 (i gotta take some recent photos of her the next time I spend a long time with her and my friend)


now to compare my two malts with Silver, whatever smell that can come from them *from spending frequent time in the garden* isn't even close or frequent to when noticing it in Silver. Besides, they get their baths weekly, so we have no smell problem. Loving the maltese breed. Nevertheless, I still see myself being owned by other breeds :D can't help it but LOVE them :wub:
 

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I've never noticed a smell on my three malts....Tink, yes - on bath day...his hair even looks greasy or something on bath day.

Today was bath day, so everyone is smelling fresh and clean right now :thumbsup:
 

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Bailey doesn't have the doggie smell most of the time either...I give him a bath every two weeks and closer to bath day, he gets a little "scent" haha but mostly he smells just fine :) He's a poodle mix.
 

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I cannot stand ''dog smell." Some stink really bad whether they are bathed or not. It makes me nauseous.:eek: Maltese are not like that. Mine have never smelled bad and certainly have never smelled like a stinky dog. The Maltese is indeed perfect:wub: I have never been much of a dog person.:HistericalSmiley:
 

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I had a Lhasa before Alex and my daughter had a Shi tzu. Both of them have that doggy smell. My Lhasa even had a worse smell because of his allergies. Alex does not smell at all.
 

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I agree that ALL FURBUTTS and HUMANS too will "smell" when they need a bath. But, I'm talking about the "doggie smell" that goes along with other breeds -- even if they've just been bathed. (Brit -- you're right about the Frito Toes. LOL)

P.S. -- Bailey -- I meant to include poodles in my "doesn't smell" list. :)
 

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On this subject, I think I offended my SIL when I said...whoa you dog needs a bath...come to find out it had been at least a few months since the boy's last bath and he is outdoors ALL DAY...he is a big dog and has only had 2 baths...

Not sure if that was it but I could smell him yards away and i didn't want my pups to come home smelling like a 'doggie'...

I may be weird but i not only think my pups don't smell, but I actually like the specific smell of their licks on my face...they each have their own perfumeriaroma that I have come to know and love...
 

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Mine do not smell but sometimes when they are out, there is a different smell and it clears up once they get in....Not the doggy smell we associate with other dogs!:w00t: Thank Goodness~~~~
 

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I like this post.
I thought about starting one similar, so I was wondering if any one loved the smell of their own dog??? I do.
Like a baby, each child has his/her own smell that only a mother can detect and love.
I have a Lhasa and Maltese, my Lhasa will smell when she is really dirty or between baths and I know it comes mostly from her ears which that breed is prone to ear infections with anyway.
My Maltese has a smell behind her ears when she is way past bath time
(which is a lot..bad me :blush:).
Other wise I think she has the MOST beautiful delicate smell which really is just her, not a smell:wub:. I actually try and smell her fur as I love on her.
My dtrs chi smells like a dog all the time ( i've only bathed her once so I forget if she smelled after wards.)
I once had a collie. Very beautiful, smart and sweet. I am sure she smelled but it was not a stinky dog smell.
I do know what everyone means,... some of my friends dogs have "that " smell :smstarz: but I know it's a smell only a owner can love.
So I wash up asap.B)
 

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I like this post.
I thought about starting one similar, so I was wondering if any one loved the smell of their own dog??? I do.
Like a baby, each child has his/her own smell that only a mother can detect and love.
I have a Lhasa and Maltese, my Lhasa will smell when she is really dirty or between baths and I know it comes mostly from her ears which that breed is prone to ear infections with anyway.
My Maltese has a smell behind her ears when she is way past bath time
(which is a lot..bad me :blush:).
Other wise I think she has the MOST beautiful delicate smell which really is just her, not a smell:wub:. I actually try and smell her fur as I love on her.
My dtrs chi smells like a dog all the time ( i've only bathed her once so I forget if she smelled after wards.)
I once had a collie. Very beautiful, smart and sweet. I am sure she smelled but it was not a stinky dog smell.
I do know what everyone means,... some of my friends dogs have "that " smell :smstarz: but I know it's a smell only a owner can love.
So I wash up asap.B)
Oh my gosh I thought I was the only one that likes the smell of their dogs,it's more like a light scent than a smell,like with babies. You wouldn't be able to bottle it and sel it,it's not Chanel #5,but it's comforting..... Our cocker has more of that scent than the Malts,they have almost no scent at all,since I don't let them go long bewteen baths since their fur gets dry. Amber ,our cocker,all of our cockers had that scent,we called it "the musties",their own little scent only a mother or father could love. But when the musties get strong,it's a stink and it's bath time. We joke,after her bath,we can't wait until a couple days until she gets her special musties back...

Ok ,it's official,we're sick!
 

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Ok, maybe I'm just nuts, but I actually LIKE that doggy smell. Most of the time Micky has no smell, except when grandma squirts her perfume on him and he smells like an old lady! :blink:
 

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My malt has absolutely NO doggie smell. She smells good all the time. I think it is because they have hair not fur. My friend has a chiuhaua and I can smell her dog as soon as I enter her house.
 

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Michelle,
I'm glad you agree. I knew I couldn't be the only one!
 

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I don't think Maltese have an odor, but I've noticed it on other breeds for sure, even Shih-Tzus. Then again, most people don't bathe their dogs weekly so that may play a huge part in it.
 
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