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10 dog breeds that don't stink so you don't feel guilty for skipping bathtime

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...

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

In some circles, being a dog owner means you can take a seat at the cool table, but smelling like a dog owner is a different story altogether. We all know our pups have their own special scent (eau de canine, if you will), but we'd rather not take that familiar doggie smell into the office or out on a date. Some breeds have a stronger natural odor, while others (like the ever-popular Beagles and Boston terriers, for example) hardly smell at all.

Choosing a notoriously neutral dog breed — and sticking to a regular grooming schedule — can leave your furry companion smelling fresh as a daisy.

1. Poodle

Dogs that 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

Dogs that 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

Dogs that 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

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