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10 Dog Breeds That Don't Stink So You Don't Feel Guilty for Skipping Bath Time

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

These dogs are easy on the nose and won't fill up your house with nasty smells

There are some dogs that can really smell up a joint in a hurry no matter how much time and effort you put into grooming them. We're looking at you, super-duper cute bulldogs.

These dogs are easy on the nose and won't fill up your house with nasty smells
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We love, love, love ourselves some puppies — even when they are stinky. But is it too much to ask that they don't? No, no it's not. There are actually certain dog breeds that don't stink.

If you're searching for a dog breed whose funk isn't strong enough to clear a room, these guys are your best bet.

1. Poodle

These dogs are easy on the nose and won't fill up your house with nasty smells
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The experts at PetPlace.com recommend poodles for people who prefer dogs that naturally have low odor. These fluffy pups come in three sizes, from toy poodles that are ideal for apartment dwellers to the standard poodles that love larger accommodations, and have a hypoallergenic coat that may reduce allergic reactions.

2. Bichon frise

These dogs are easy on the nose and won't fill up your house with nasty smells
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Another dog that tends to be a good breed for allergy sufferers, the bichon is a low- to no-odor dog that doesn't shed much but requires regular brushing. These playful pups also have a load of energy and love physical activity.

More: Top 10 Non-shedding Dog Breeds

3. Collies

These dogs are easy on the nose and won't fill up your house with nasty smells
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Lassie had more going for her than being a loyal life-saver. She was also a collie, a clean breed pleasantly noted for not having a doggy odor. Keep in mind, though, that collies do shed and need regular brushing.

Next Up: Basenji

Originally published September 2013. Updated February 2017.

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