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    To me, it smells like bloody fish!

    If you add pumpkin to the diet.....it helps with having problems.

    I agree about the frito paws....
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    If they are warm and just waking up they smell like a bag of Fritos otherwise they are not smelly unless they roll in something they like or sometimes when they come in from the rain (ok they ususally won't go out in the rain but say if they did )
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    Warning don't smell their feet unless someone is holding them tight! they wiggle like jello and kick I almost lost a contact when I heard about the feet I turned Sassi on her back to sniff she nearly kicked my eye out! Um they don't like to be on their backs unless it was their idea!
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    The only smell I've noticed is the Frito-feet smell, usually when Otto's stretched out sleeping next to me.

    He really doesn't have a doggy smell, even when he's wet. I bathe him every 4 or 5 months, brush him often in between baths and use a dry shampoo if he gets muddy. After winter walks, I use a washcloth to clean his paws in case he's picked up any salt or ice-melter chemicals on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruebeau View Post
    I totally agree with this. Baxter doesn't have any smell at all.
    Ok...I forgot the Frito feet!!!! I LOVE that....am I nuts?????

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    A Pug who is fed a quality diet and receives proper care does not smell.

    ^Kewpie^, my Hurricane Katrina rescue Pug (who is running for 2010 Calendar Girl - hint, hint) was rather smelly when I first brought her home. Who knows where she had been and what she had been eating before Yvette got her. But after another bath and a few weeks on a premium diet, she didn't smell anymore.

    None of my other four Pugs were ever smelly at all.

    They all shed, however. Pugs come double-coated and single coated. I currently have one of each. My double-coated Pug sheds four times as much as my single-coated Pug.
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    Not a naturally smelly breed, unless there's something medically wrong, like a yeast infection or demodex or anal gland issues. And in a good home, with a good diet and attentive parents, any of those issues would be nipped in the bud very quickly.

    I will say that my pug/French bulldog mix does need a bath more frequently than my purebred pug does, or he starts to smell a bit doggy. Even then, though, we're talking about every 2-3 months, rather than every 4+ months or so. Not exactly an outgrageous grooming requirement!
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    I get Thurston groomed every 6-8 weeks or so - or when the Frito smell gets a little too strong for bed time cuddles. They do his anal glands at the same time. I have never been leaked on. I clean his teeth, ears and wrinkles pretty often. And he is on a raw food diet (Lamb or Beef) and I add pumpkin and non-fat yogurt. He hardly sheds either and his fur is super soft, but he's an apricot fawn so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. I tend to think it is his diet that makes him such a perfect little boy. ;)

    My foster girl was pretty stinky when I brought her home. She also has dragon breath, but she is in need of a good teeth cleaning. She is a fawn and sheds like crazy (and her fur is really coarse) but I haven't had enough time with her to see if my diet magic works on her.
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    Welcome to another UK member!

    Pugs don't generally smell, as has already been said, but they can have terrible breath.

    There are preparations you can buy to help with the bad breath - I personally use Plaque Off which is a powder you put in their food and it really seems to help. Really the key is to try to keep their teeth clean as bad teeth are often culprits when the breath smells. But diet can play a part too.

    Pug books - Living with a Pug (Alison Mount) is one I would highly recommend.


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    We wash our pugs relatively regularly to help avoid any stinkiness.

    Only stinkiness that occurs in our house is when they are damp and haven't had a shower in a while, or when they think its a great idea to roll in fox poo!

    During spring/summer we wash them about once every 3 months, they are due a bath this weekend, they were last showered at the beginning of May.

    During Winter its more regular because the weather is generally wetter and they get muckier easier on walks.

    The washing also helps with the shedding!

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