10 Dog Breeds That Don’t Stink (so You Can Put Away Your Air Freshener)

8. Pomeranian

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Described by the American Kennel Club as energetic, cocky and animated, Poms are easy on the nose and delightfully eager to please their pet parents. Though they are energetic, because of their small size they don’t require much exercise.

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9. Samoyed

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These bright, alert, and high-energy dogs don’t stink, but their long, luxe coat needs regular brushing to prevent mats. Make sure you have plenty of room and exercise for this fluffy, huggable pup.

10. Dalmatian

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Another low- to no-odor breed according to WhosYaDoggy.com, dalmatians, the iconic “firehouse dog,” are intelligent, high-energy dogs that thrive in a family environment. Keep in mind that they do need regular exercise and brushing to minimize shedding.

An extra tip: Minimize the doggy odor

Regardless of breed, any dog can emit an unpleasant or strong odor, according to Kathryn Barkley, grooming salon manager at Petco in Encinitas, California. She recommends regular bathing and grooming, as well as feeding your furry friend a high-quality dog food. “A lower-quality food that contains a lot of fillers can often make a dog smell bad because the odors come out through the skin and coat,” she explains. “In addition, feeding a formula with fish can sometimes make a pet’s coat have a slight fish odor.”

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10 Dog Breeds That Don't Stink So You Don't Feel Guilty for Skipping Bath Time
Image: Liz Smith/SheKnowsA version of this article was originally published in September 2013.


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