Discover the 10 Stinkiest Dog Breeds That Fart a Lot

Written by Jeremiah Wright
Updated: July 1, 2023
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Hearing your dog fart is one thing, but smelling it can be quite an experience! Just like humans, dogs can rip a gassy, smelly fart at any moment of the day — with or without sound. After all, stinky farts are normal. They are part of our body processes.

However, have you wondered why certain breeds seem to “produce” more evil-smelling farts than others? To be clear, there is no exact way to measure this accurately! Currently, there’s no scientific study about which breed farts worse, but we’ve tallied existing sources and come up with a list of the top stinkiest dog breeds.

The English Bulldog may have the stinkiest farts of all dog breeds!

10. Yorkshire Terrier

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Yorkshire terriers grow to about 8 to 9 inches tall.

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Yorkshire terriers are a feisty, energetic breed. These dogs grow to about 8 to 9 inches tall and weigh up to 7 lbs (3 kg). However, what they lack in size, they make up for in personality and gassiness. These small dogs belonging to the terrier group were originally bred to hunt vermin. They are vicious to rats, snakes, and other crop pests. Their farts are as vicious as their hunting skills!

9. Doberman Pinschers

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Doberman Pinschers are medium-sized, compact dogs with great physiques and sleek, glossy fur.

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Doberman Pinschers are gentle, loyal, and loving breeds! They are medium-sized, compact dogs with great physiques and sleek, glossy fur. Male Dobermans weigh an average of 75 to 100 lbs (31 to 45 kg), while females average about 60 to 90 lbs (27 to 40 kg). They are fast and powerful, which makes them great protectors.

However, you have to protect yourself from their nasty farts! You have to avoid overfeeding them because that may cause obesity. If their diet is not regulated, they will eat almost anything, which eventually causes bloating. And thus, the foul farts. 

8. Pit Bulls

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Pit bull owners prefer to feed their dogs high-quality animal-based protein and plant-based protein.

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Pit bull owners prefer to feed their dogs high-quality animal-based protein, such as beef, pork, chicken, lamb, fish, and eggs, and plant-based protein, such as tofu, grains, and legumes. However, this type of diet is not limited to muscular dogs like pit bulls. 

Protein-based diets are also eminent to humans, especially athletes, bodybuilders, and powerlifters. They are allegedly known to have “protein farts,” which are farts that smell like rotten eggs and are attributed to their intake of protein foods.

Do you think your pitbull’s farts smell like rotten eggs? It might be attributed to their diet!

7. Chinese Shar-Pei

A beautiful, young red fawn Chinese Shar-Pei dog standing on the lawn, distinctive for its deep wrinkles and considered to be a very rare breed.

Chinese Shar-Peis are loyal, intelligent, and protective medium-sized dogs.

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Chinese Shar-Peis are loyal, intelligent, and protective medium-sized dogs. With proper nutrition, they can weigh up to 60 to 64 lbs (27 to 29 kg). They don’t need too much space because they only need a low level of daily exercise. However, you will need a lot of room when they fart, preferably a well-ventilated one. Chinese Shar-Peis make the top seven on our tallied list because online sources claim they have nasty farts.

6. Mastiff

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Mastiff dogs may be large, but they are friendly, affectionate, and loyal.

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Mastiff dogs may be large, but they are friendly, affectionate, and loyal. They are known to be people pleasers and obedient, which makes training relatively easy. Their farts, however, not so much. The stinky, offensive-smelling farts of mastiff dogs may be attributed to their diet and eating habits. 

5. Beagles

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Beagles need constant exercise to avoid destructive behaviors like chewing furniture.

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Beagles are intelligent, gentle, kid-friendly breeds. That’s why they are popular family pets. However, they have stubborn streaks, so training them could be challenging. They also need constant exercise to avoid destructive behaviors like chewing furniture. Although they have short coats that do not require too much grooming, many online sources included beagles in the stinky list because of their disgusting farts. That’s how they made it to the top five on our list!

4. Golden Retrievers

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Golden Retrievers are playful, warm-hearted, and friendly.

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Golden Retrievers are the ultimate loyal and affectionate breed. They are playful, warm-hearted, and friendly but also eat a lot! Some puppies may have a rebellious stage, but generally, golden retrievers are known to be one of the most trainable breeds. Treats should always be available during training because they are very food-motivated.

The downside is they can pollute your air space and let out a nasty, stinky fart at any moment of the day, and no one knows why! Fortunately, they aren’t just popular because of their farts. They are also popular for their loving nature. And for that, we can ignore their gassy streaks.

If you want to know which food is the best for Golden Retrievers, here are the best dog foods for them!

3. Pugs

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Pugs love socializing and usually sit or lie beside their owners.

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Pugs are social lap dogs that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. They are adorable and easygoing but need someone who has a lot of time to care for them. These dogs have a reputation for being gassy because they have short-muzzled faces and are speed-eaters, which make them swallow more air, eventually becoming nasty farts! They love socializing and usually sit or lie beside their owners, putting their owners in constant danger of their stinky farts. However, you should not complain too much; you might hurt their feelings!

2. Boxers

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Boxers are renowned for being gassy.

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Boxers are dogs that put their owners in constant danger of their fart smell. They are renowned for being gassy. Unfortunately, there are cases in which an underlying health condition can cause this. Boxers are prone to bloat, which is a gastric disorder that causes their gastrointestinal system to swell. You should call your vet immediately if you suspect this is the case.

1. English Bulldogs

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English bulldogs are lovable and cuddly dogs.

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The top on our list, crowned as the “fart champion,” is none other than the English bulldog. English bulldogs are lovable and cuddly dogs. They may not mean it, but they are notoriously gassy. It must be funny seeing an English bulldog clear out an entire room of people just because of its nasty fart! Unfortunately, since these dogs have short-nosed faces that make it difficult for them to breathe, excessive gas may be a consequence of that.

Summary of the 10 Stinkiest Dog Breeds

Let’s revisit the 10 dog breeds that can really “cut a rug” with their smells.

RankDog Breed
1English Bulldog
2Boxer
3Pug
4Golden Retriever
5Beagle
6Mastiff
7Chinese Shar-Pei
8Pit Bull
9Doberman Pinscher
10Yorkshire Terrier

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