"Is There Such a Thing as an Odourless Dog?

"Is There Such a Thing as an Odourless Dog?

As a dog owner knows, there are times when they beloved pooches give off some rather unpleasant odours and this is especially true if they have been out in the rain or delighting in the pleasures of splashing around in stagnant water. However, under normal circumstances, most dogs do have a doggy smell"" even if it is just a hint of an odour. With this said, there are a few breeds which are considered as being ""odourless"" but this is normally only when they are properly groomed and taken care of.

Below are just 4 breeds of dog which are known to be odourless – although there are plenty more which are listed at the bottom of this article.

The Delightful Chinese Crested

This lovely toy breed is adorable looking if somewhat bizarre. They are completely hairless except on their tails, socks and crests of their heads which boast plumes of fur. However, there is a Chinese Crested which boasts a full-coat called a ""Powderpuff"".

These delightful little dogs are really loving and affectionate which makes them a great choice as a family pet. They are real comedians and typically always happy characters. They adore climbing and digging holes but they need to be gently taught who is the ""boss"". As with all dogs, the Chinese Crested needs to be well socialised when they are young or they may become a little timid.

The breed is known to be odourless and they make a wonderful choice for first time dog owners, although they do need to be treated with a firm but gentle hand otherwise they will get the better of people which could prove to be a problem.

Interest Facts About the Breed

Although it is not known the precise origins of the breed, there is a belief that this sweet little canine was around at the time of the Aztecs when they were kept as ""bed warmers"". Other people believe they could be a cross between a Chihuahua and a Mexican hairless dog whereas there are some who believe the breed came from Africa. However, the Chinese Crested existed as far back as the 1200s in China!

The Elegant Saluki

Known as the ""Royal Dog of Egypt"" or the Persian Greyhound, the Saluki is one of the most elegant looking dogs on the planet. However, they may look delicate but in reality, these slim canines are brilliant hunters that boast a lot of stamina and strength when they have to chase their prey over very rough terrain.

The breed is gentle, affectionate and extremely sensitive. Salukis love to be out and about running around to their heart's content. Their strong hunting instincts can make it hard to have small pets and cats in the same household as a Saluki, but with this said, if they are introduced at an early age to other small pets, there should not be a problem. Salukis don't like being dirty and will clean themselves constantly and are considered as being one of the ""odourless"" breeds around.

Interesting Facts About the Breed

The Saluki is considered as being one of the oldest breeds on the planet and were revered by the Egyptians with many dogs having been discovered mummified in Pharaohs pyramids. They were used to track gazelles and can run as fast as an antelope and when they were first introduced in England back in 1840, these elegant dogs were used as hunting dogs to chase down hares.

The Gorgeous Basenji

This lovely elegant breed boasts a great reputation and lots of attractive wrinkles on their foreheads which is just one of their charming features. Temperament wise they are clever canines with gentle personalities although they do tend to be a little independent. Basenjis are not the ideal choice for first time dog owners, because they can be a little wilful if they are allowed to get away with things. They really do need to know who is ""boss""!

One thing Basenjis do not like is getting wet and they are pretty good escape artists too. However, when it comes to staying clean, they are renowned for the way they groom themselves which is very much as a cat would using their paws to do so. They are a wonderful choice of pets for people who suffer from allergies.

Interesting Facts About the Breed

Basenjis do not bark – instead they yodel and sometimes will howl but this depends on the mood they are in. They are ""odourless"" dogs and unlike other breeds, the female only comes into season once a year.

The Smart Looking Siberian Husky

This lovely smart looking canine is thought to be among the most ancient breeds on the planet. It is believed their origins date back to the Chukchi tribes. The Siberian Husky is an energetic character, they are strong and extremely clever canines, however, they need to be well socialised at a very early age or they can be a little too wilful. A Husky needs to know who is the ""boss"" and they need to be kept busy both physically and mentally or they can develop some unwanted behavioural issues.

They are incredibly clean dogs and are considered as being among the most ""odourless"" breed of dogs around.

Interesting Facts About the Breed

The Siberian Husky does not bark as such but rather they like to howl and sing. Their coats are so dense and thick that Huskies can withstand extremely cold temperatures and can survive when it drops to below -60 °C.

Other breeds which are considered as being ""odourless""

  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Boston Terrier
  • Chinese Crested
  • Dalmatian
  • German Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Papillon
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Shih Tzu
  • Vizsla
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Whippet
  • Boxer
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Bichon Frise


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