Do Goldendoodles Smell Bad?

Some dog breeds are famous for their stickiness. Basset hounds, for example, and St. Bernards are both know for their strong smells. Goldendoodles aren’t especially smelly dogs. One reason is that they are a cross between a poodle and a golden retriever. The poodle produces less oil than most dogs and have less dander, too. This means they are less likely to have a doggy smell. Their heritage makes it less likely that goldendoodles smell bad.

However, any dog can get stinky. Here are the most common reasons that your goldendoodle might smell less than fragrant.

External smells

Dogs have different tastes in smells from humans. You might like that cucumber-scented dog shampoo, but your dog probably prefers smells that you find downright nasty. When he gets out of the bath smelling like a cucumber, your Goldendoodle’s first instinct is to find a pile of rotting leaves and roll around in it.

Goldendoodles need a bath about once a month, but you might need to wash them more frequently if they get into smelly substances. Swimming in a smelly pond or getting into a trash can will make your dog smell terrible. Bathe that dog immediately to solve the scent problem.

Internal smells

Some health problems can create bad smells. Here are some of the most common reasons for unpleasant doggy odors:

  • Ear infections
  • Poor diet, including table scraps
  • Rotten teeth
  • Infected or impacted anal glands
  • Allergic reactions causing skin irritation

If your Goldendoodle suffers from bad smells caused by these problems, a trip to the vet is the solution.

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A clean, healthy Goldendoodle will not smell bad. She’ll also be a happier Goldendoodle.

Goldendoodles from Platinum Goldies come with a two-year health guarantee.