When you adopt a dog, you’re probably focused on their cute looks and lovable personality. But sooner or later, you’ll have to deal with the smell. Some dog breeds are extra smelly, but they’ll all have a stench at some point. So, it’s important to stay on top of your dog’s hygiene to tackle that smell before it worsens.
The following 11 dogs are some of the stinkiest dog breeds out there. They all have charming personalities, but you cannot neglect their baths! Regular grooming with your pup can go a long way.
#1 – Basset Hound
Basset Hounds are prone to bloat and gassiness, which means they’re also prone to odor. Their long, floppy ears can also get foul-smelling infections. On top of everything, they also have loose skin that’s often oily. Shampooing is essential for this breed, but too many baths will dry out their skin.
#2 – Cocker Spaniel
Both American and English Cocker Spaniels have an appearance of beauty and grace. Yet, their long, curly ears are prone to infection. Their long coats can also become oily, stinky, and filthy if not bathed frequently. Food allergies and skin conditions are also common, which are the results of poor breeding. All this together makes them a smelly dog breed.
#3 – Beagle
Beagles were bred to hunt in packs. Thus, they have a distinct odor that helped their ancestors locate each other when chasing prey. So, a Beagle’s oily coat could still contain a faint odor, even if washed often. They also have droopy ears like other hounds, which are prone to infections.
#4 – Pug
Pugs are famous for their adorable wrinkly faces. Yet, the wrinkles that cover their body can add to their stench. If not cleaned properly, the skin folds could gather dirt and get infected. It’s important to check their anal glands often too. Pugs are also prone to extreme gassiness because of their short snouts.
#5 – Bloodhound
Bloodhounds have more loose skin than most breeds. So, their skin can become oily fast, requiring more baths. Their droopy ears also flop low to the ground, so ear infections are very common. These hounds have an excellent sense of smell, but they don’t seem to realize how stinky they are.
#6 – Yorkshire Terrier
A Yorkie’s fashionable looks don’t come easy. They need frequent brushing and bathing to look and smell nice. It’s also difficult to clean their ears due to their long ear hair. Their flowing hair could also get in the way while eating and drinking, which can make quite a mess.
#7 – English Bulldog
Bulldogs have so much gas due to their flat snouts. Their squished faces can also cause teeth misalignment, which leads to plaque and decay. Their entire body is covered in wrinkles too. So, thorough cleaning among their skin folds is essential. The skin under their stubby tail is the most likely area to get infected.
#8 – Chinese Shar-Pei
Shar-Peis have a distinct wrinkly appearance. Every little fold and crevice could become infected if not properly cared for. They can also get skin blisters, which turn into leaks when the blisters break. This dog breed will get a smelly infection if this ever occurs. So, bathe your pup often to avoid this.
#9 – Boxer
Boxers are guilty of passing gas frequently. Like the other brachycephalic breeds on this list, they ingest a lot of air when they eat. As you can imagine, this doesn’t give them a pleasant smell. They also suffer from many food allergies, which can add to their flatulence problems.
#10 – Saint Bernard
These gentle giants drool far more than most dog breeds. Their drool can get all over their thick coats, causing them to stink. If their coat isn’t brushed and bathed often, the smell won’t go away. Since they’re lazy dogs, they can also suffer from excessive gas and skin problems.
#11 – French Bulldog
French Bulldogs share a lot of common characteristics with Pugs and English Bulldogs. They have flat snouts, making them extra gassy. Their adorable skin folds can pick up dirt and get infected too. So, regular baths are essential. But don’t bathe them too much or else their skin could dry out. Like all smelly dog breeds, we still love them despite their occasional odors.