As the cold weather sets in, the dogs are in the house more and more. Hank is our 2 year old English Golden Retriever. And he is unequivocally the stinkiest dog in all the free world. Even if he’s just been to the *spa*, two hours later—-stinky.
I’ve resorted to dousing him with my perfume.
Emme was playing with him the other day and when she was done, she asked if she could go take a shower.
Why is he so stinky?
I do not know. But he is. The stinkiest dog I know.
Emily posted on Facebook about her stinky dog a couple weeks ago and I had to chime in—because I win stinky dog, hands down.
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Trish @TheOldPostRoad says
Same problem! It is below freezing, so our lab comes inside. And stinks up the house. No solution.
it’s hard to believe that a dog that cute could be so stinky…. smile!
i didn’t know you had a golden…hank! i love that name. it was in the running for our brinkley but the girls & the hubs won the connection name to ‘you’ve got mail’
& i love that you have the sugarboo sign i too have debated on purchasing.
He may be stinky but he is THE CUTEST dog ever!
Amy Avery says
Good Morning Miss Edie! First I will say that I too have two stinky fur children, Lucy and Barkley, who are Cocker Spaniels. I have searched high and low for a great solution and found that good old baking soda works best, really. You can take a look at this e-how page here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4740058_home-remedies-dog-odor.html. Hope that helps. Second, I have decided for my cookie swap on Friday, I am going to bring a cookie that is take on the New York famous black and white cookie since my New York City inlaws will be here visiting then. And last, I just have to say, you are dead-on in your description of how one becomes blog “friends”. I stumbled upon that post you wrote and do not recall what it is titled, but I laughed out loud and sheepishly grinned as I said to myself “Gotcha!” or rather you got me! I think when one finds a blog that they enjoy reading it’s because they see something that resonates in themselves that is familiar as well as different. And that allows them to reach beyond where they are in their current place and life and say, “That’s awesome! I think I can do that too.” Thanks for inspiring so many through your blog and allowing God to work through you in this way. Have a great day!
Jade @ No Longer 25 says
I thought all dogs were super stinky?!
I think the best solution is to replace the dogs with cats 😉
rather have a stinky dog then a foul smelling cat litter box in my house…
Does Hank have excess ear wax or an ear infection? Ear wax = stink, big time! How about his dental? Maybe he needs a good cleaning. His diet maybe? Just thinking out loud here. Stink or no stink, Hank’s adorable!
Mott Smith says
Cute, cute doggie! I have used my perfume on my Poms before but only after they’ve found something horrendous in the yard to roll in! Why, oh why, do they do that? They also sell some sort of powdery spray that’s a doggie perfume. Some groomers use it. Congrats to the winner and I sure am glad I found you! You’re a breath of fresh air bringing wisdom and laughter!
Not sure if this applies, but my mother had a dog who smelled terribly.It turns out he had a couple of infected teeth. Once they were removed, he was like brand new! Either way, if you haven’t considered poster “ulli”‘s suggestions, you may want to look into it. Or perhaps, Hank just wants to ensure everyone knows where he is in his own special way 🙂
Catron Horton says
Oh, I challenge you my friend! 🙂
Allow me to introduce you to Lucy, our wonderfully floppy, drooling, howling, beyond smelly bloodhound. She is a tracking dog with the K9 unit and because of her sensitive and very important sense of smell, we can only bathe her every other week. My husband now coats himself with a layer of body spray before he goes to work because just riding in the car with her makes him stink!
It’s a good thing she is so sweet and precious because her smell is legendary. I wish I could post a picture to this comment!
Good luck with that adorabe smelly pup of yours!
I’ve been a dog groomer for going on 9 years —- your furry guy should not stink when he comes back from the groomer. Now if he has infected teeth/gums or a bacterial/yeasty ear infection, or eats/drinks out of plastic bowls, that’s a whole other story. But serioulsy, he should smell great for a long time if your groomer is doing their job!
He’s adorable! Has your vet checked to see if his glands need to be expressed? That can make dogs super stinky. 🙂
Gina Rudder Williams says
Well, Sparky (AKA…Round Dog) only gets a bath once a year because she is old and hates them and she doesn’t stink at all!!! I don’t know why??? Go figure…She hasn’t been allowed inside yet either this year though. She sheds too much. I have offered to put a heater in the garage for her, but Mark thinks it would be a fire hazard…So…I am holding off as long as i can on letting both dogs inside! Standing firm!!! And i just love Hank dog…he is the cutest dog ever even if he stinks! Don’t tell Sadie and Sparky though. 🙂
I missed out on the comment partay but I wanted you to know that our retriever and your retriever could be stinky brothers. 🙂
Rocko’s problem is dental hygiene, though.
elizabeth highsmith says
added to my list of reasons i love you
Farmer Gal says
Our dogs, usually outside, have been let in a bit now that it is cold out. I just feel too bad for them! But yet, they do have an ‘odor’. I wouldn’t classify any of them as ‘stinky’, but they do smell like dogs! And they shed… I hate sweeping/vacuuming up dog hair!
Can’t wait for spring…
I can’t give any suggestions. But I would like to thank y’all…I will not be getting a dog anytime soon! My daughter loves animals and sometimes I consider getting a dog. This post and comments help me remember why I’m not a dog person.
He might have a bacterial or yeast (or both) infection on his skin. Our dog has skin issues and when he starts smelling like that, we know it’s progressed to an infection. Our dog’s issue seems to be a mix of food and environmental allergies. It’s been a long process to figure out how to “fix” this but now we have him on medication and a strict prescription diet (our dog obviously has severe issues!). I’d definitely take your dog to the vet! Most animals are over a year old before their skin issues start popping up. Seasonal allergies can also be a cause … those are usually fixable with over the counter allergy medication. Your vet should be able to help! And – just so you know – should it be a skin issue and your regular vet cannot get a handle on it – there are vet dermatologist!!!! It’s taken us years to figure that out and this particular specialist has been a lifesaver for our pup!!
I think I may also have a challenger: our huge, drooly, stink-machine named Lola. She’s a giant mastiff who is slightly touched and afraid of everything. We can’t take her to the groomer because she too afraid to walk on tile floors, so she hasn’t had a bath since summer. Ick! If you find a solution – please let us all know!
Challenge on!!! My Llhsa, Ginger has the most rancid smell EVER!!!!! She has horriable skin allergies and so her skin gets this oily and burn your nostrils smell! I am gagging just thinking about it. If the kiddos leave a blanket on the floor, you might as well forget it. She has laid on it and her foul odor is all over it! Yuck! I HATE stinky dogs!
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If a dog smells that bad it is usually because of a health reason and you should have him looked at. Our Golden (MHRIP) smelled bad when he had an ear infection. Buster had a lot of ear infections since Goldens are prone to them. I’d have him checked for sure. He sure is cute though.
Lisa Averynanal says
I have a pretty stinky westie!! In fact she has the ability to excrete her annal gland when she gets too nervous or excited. We have looked into having it removed….If your dogs fur stinks you could always spinkle him with baking soda and then brush it through, it helps with the hair/body odor! Reading your blog always makes me smile, and miss homeschooling 🙂
My male Lab stinks really bad too. Bathed him last time it was warm enough outside, right before Thanksgiving and he’s already stinking up the place again. My female dog doesn’t smell like the male one does. I absolutely MUST bathe him next weekend before we take him in the car with us for a 15 hour drive. Hope it’s warm enough outside because he’s afraid of bathrooms. I love him anyway.
I’ve got the twin to your stinky golden – my golden!! He can go to the spa and within two days it smells like months. Our other dog (not a golden) stays neutral smelling for months. I just don’t get it!
Erin Davis says
My dog isn’t stinky but I bet her breath is the worst in dog history!