Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 PM
momto8's Avatar
momto8 momto8 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 792
Default

We just bathe every 2 weeks and brush every other day and don't have too much issue's with them smelling If somebody rolls in something when we are out riding ect then they get a quick bath in between
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-28-2012, 01:31 AM
Grab's Avatar
Grab Grab is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,015
Default

The Chows really don't have odors.. Aesop got a bit "dusty" smelling a bit ago when he was out in some..well...dust, but once we brushed and blew out the coat, all was well again. We bathe every few months (if that) and keep the undercoat blown out with the forced air dryer.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:53 AM
Finkie_Mom's Avatar
Finkie_Mom Finkie_Mom is online now
It's A Red Dog Revolution
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 1,517
Default

Yeah, mine don't ever get that "doggy" smell. And I think the last time I bathed them was November! One of the reasons I picked this breed

Though they shed like crazy when they are blowing coat, so I guess that's the trade-off
__________________
Loistava Kennels and Red Fox Dog Training
Boundless Pawsibilities

Loistava's Jari CGC - 18 months old (M)
Loistava's Kimma RN AX AXJ RATN CGC - 4 years old (F)
AOM CH Finkkila's Kupla ("Bubbles") - 4 years old (F)
CH Finkkila's Pentti CGC TDI - 6 years old (M)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-28-2012, 08:00 AM
naturalfeddogs's Avatar
naturalfeddogs naturalfeddogs is offline
love the fluff
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Talladega, Alabama
Posts: 230
Default

What do you feed? That could have something to do with it. You may need to switch to higher quality food. I have Australian Shepherds but I raw feed so there is no doggie odor. Have you checked the ears? May need cleaning, and could be yeast from the carbs in your food.

Lots of grooming to get the undercoat cleared out, then a good bath. Could you use a degreasing shampoo maybe?
__________________
JENNY
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-28-2012, 12:39 PM
~Dixie's_Mom~'s Avatar
~Dixie's_Mom~ ~Dixie's_Mom~ is offline
♥Chloe & Violet♥
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 8,128
Default

I've been brushing her daily for the past week or so because she's blowing her coat so I don't think that's the problem. Also she's fed raw but we're only a few weeks in. She was fed Taste of the Wild before.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I'll look into the products recommended!

I tried putting some baby powder on her yesterday, and brushing it in, and it helped SOME, but she still smells doggy. We're going to have to take her in and groom her pretty soon here.
__________________
Lauren
Don't fear tomorrow.


Chloe - 8 y/o Dachshund/Chihuahua | Violet - 2 y/o Siberian Husky
Rest in peace - Holly (Siberian Husky)|Misty (Siberian Husky)|Princess (Silky Terrier)
Forever in my heart - Dixie (Yorkshire Terrier)|Lucy (Silky Terrier/Yorkie Mix)

Last edited by ~Dixie's_Mom~; 02-28-2012 at 12:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-28-2012, 12:48 PM
~Dixie's_Mom~'s Avatar
~Dixie's_Mom~ ~Dixie's_Mom~ is offline
♥Chloe & Violet♥
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 8,128
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by *blackrose View Post
^ That's what I was going to say.

When you self groom her, do you blow her coat out all the way? If not, that may be another factor.
Yes, I make sure to get her as dry as possible, for that very reason. I know they can develop some pretty gnarly stuff if the water just sits down there.
__________________
Lauren
Don't fear tomorrow.


Chloe - 8 y/o Dachshund/Chihuahua | Violet - 2 y/o Siberian Husky
Rest in peace - Holly (Siberian Husky)|Misty (Siberian Husky)|Princess (Silky Terrier)
Forever in my heart - Dixie (Yorkshire Terrier)|Lucy (Silky Terrier/Yorkie Mix)
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Beanie's Avatar
Beanie Beanie is online now
Clicker Cult Coordinator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,327
Default

Mine are pretty wash n wear, but when it's time for a bath, it's just... time for a bath. I've tried waterless shampoos but they only give me about a day or two, then they're back to stinking. No way around it really.
Auggie smells right now, his coat definitely has that "dirty" look going on... I'm trying to put it off because he's just going to need another bath after Louisville anyway and I really don't like to wash them that often... urgh.
__________________


Auggie - The Flash RN NAJ MXP MJP CGC
Payton - Sharp Dressed Man NA NAJ CGC
Pepper - Chocolate Swizz-l-icious
& the pest, Georgie - Peach Pudding N Pie NA OAJ
The Sheltiechick Blog
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Toller_08's Avatar
Toller_08 Toller_08 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8,117
Default

Bathing regularly is really the only thing I can suggest. I'd also suggest buying a force dryer if you can (I paid a couple hundred for mine and it works really well) and get a mesh plug for your bath tub so that hair doesn't clog the drain (but the water still goes down). That way you won't have to be taking her to a dog wash and paying every time, and it'd be much easier just to wash her when she needs it. Regular brushing is good, as is a good diet, but it's only going to do so much. My dogs don't smell bad, but if I wait longer than 6 weeks to bathe them, they start smelling a little doggy (regardless of being raw or kibble fed).
__________________

Ripley
Keira (Very much missed 2007-2014)
Journey - Oracle Twist of Fate TreeStarr
Dance - Tollwest's Dancing In Style CGN FM RN
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-28-2012, 02:50 PM
monkeys23's Avatar
monkeys23 monkeys23 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,466
Default

Her detoxing could be part of the problem too.

I guess go to town with the undercoat rake and give a good bath/blow out?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site