Top 10 Smelliest Dog Breeds to Own

Top 10 Smelliest Dog Breeds to Own

Every dog lover knows the importance of giving a dog a bath. However, there are some dogs that can’t stop smelling no matter how many times you bathe them. The fact remains that dogs are the perfect pet and no degree of smell can change that.

Saint Bernards


This dog is best known for its projectile drooling. It is at a very high risk of stench if their face and neck accumulate too much saliva. Apart from that, there is a thick double coat and their active outdoor lifestyle contribute to the smell.

English Bulldog


Bulldogs are usually prone to misalignment of the teeth which leads to tooth decay. The teeth of an English bulldog need continuous attention as neglect can lead to buildups and even infection. 

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Do you know that the tail of an English bulldog can also get infected and begin to rot? You can reduce the smell by regularly cleaning of the nubs.



The Beagle is another smelling hound. They hunt in packs and have a practically offensive dog odor that helps them track other pack members when on a hunt. Beagles have an oily, close coat like every other hound. They have very long ears that help may get infected if they aren’t properly maintained.



Pugs are known for their extreme gassiness that is usually as a result of their pushed-in snouts. They have deep facial wrinkles that can hold gunk and food. The smell terribly and need regular maintenance of their anal glands.



The Bloodhound is a noble breed. It has long ears that are always prone to infection as a result of injury. When this happens, the dog begins to smell even worse than before. The bloodhound has a slick and oily coat with lots of loose flooded skin underneath. Regular bathing may help, but you have to be willing to endure the smell.



The Yorkie breed is a beautiful dog with a bad smell. It has a long glamorous coat that stores up dirt when not regularly maintained. The long hair around the Yorkie’s mouth can also get very messy and skin a great deal. 

Regular trims and bathing would go a long way to reducing the smell. The Yorkie’s signature hairy ears require regular and meticulous cleaning to avoid infection.

Cockers Spaniel


A Cocker’s has long signature ears that are always prone to infection. The more the infection spreads, the more the Cocker smells. The coat of the Cocker has a very oily coat and so it can easily attract dirt and smell. The smell could also be attributed to over breeding or inbreeding. Gas, skin conditions resulting from food conditions could also lead to offensive odor if not taken care of.

Shar Pei’s


This dog breed has distinctive wrinkles on its face that are mainly caused by high level of hyaluron in their skin. Shar Pei’s can endure and survive when afflicted with a condition known as hereditary cutaneous hyaluronsis. When this happens, the skin begins to develop blisters and hyaluron. This infection can lead to regular offensive odor.



Boxers are listed here for only one reason only: flatulence. Like all other flat-faced dogs, boxers swallow air when eating, and prefer a particular slow-feed dish. 

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In addition, boxers can have food allergies and might benefit from some research into possible allergies, like picking a diet that’s grain-free, or knowing which protein source is easily digested.

Basset Hounds


The basset hounds are prone to ear infections as a result of their long ears. This gives them a serious odor. An oily hound coat that has a lot of loose skin folds needs to be bathed frequently to stay fresh, as well. 

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Irrespective of the natural stink, all mutts benefit from regular bathing, brushing, dental ear cleaning, checkups, and anal gland inspections. Also, an abrupt change in the odor of your pet is often a serious sign of illness and must be taken seriously and handled quickly.


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