Weimarans are low maintenance
They don’t need to be bathed often unless they’re rolling in something smelly. Thanks to their fur, any dirt falls off immediately and with the right diet, their fur is shiny and they don’t have that “dog smell”.
A good brushing disperses natural oils and removes dead fur and limits shedding. Dab your dog’s coat with baking soda or cornstarch for a quick dry bath. Both neutralize odors.
Medical Reasons Dogs Can Stink
Secondary yeast or bacterial infections on the skin or in the ears remain the most common medical reasons dogs can smell bad. Allergies often begin the process that leads to scratching and licking, which opens the door for infection.
Oral Cancer. Poor oral hygiene is not the only possible cause of bad breath in dogs. If your pup’s breath suddenly smells like rotting garbage, it could be a sign of oral cancer, says Sue Downing, DVM, veterinary oncologist for the VCA Animal Specialty & emergency center. Don’t panic, but don’t hesitate either.
Potential Animal Aggression.
Many Weimaraners are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex. And quite a few Weimaraners have a strong instinct to chase after cats and other fleeing creatures, often with deadly intent. Keep in mind that this breed was developed to hunt both small mammals and birds.
The Weimaraner possesses traits such as speed, endurance, a great sense of smell, great eyesight, courage and intelligence. The breed is sometimes referred to as the “gray ghost” of the canine world, having its origins in its ghostly coat and eye color and stealthy hunting style.
External irritants, allergens, burns, or bacterial/viral/parasitic/fungal infections may all be present. If your dog still smells like a bath, is scratching or licking excessively, has a lot of scales, or is rubbing against the carpet, take him to a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Dogs also “squeeze” their anal sacs when they’re scared, which is perfectly normal, albeit a bit smelly. Anal gland secretions have a distinct odor that many people describe as fishy.
The smell is from dead tissue. The virus attacks the intestinal mucosa in such a way that intestinal cells die. The dead cells slough off and end up in a dog’s feces. “Dead tissue has a really bad smell,” says Dr.
When a dog is stressed or anxious, a large amount of the anal gland secretions can be excreted at once, leaving a very strong fishy or musky odor.