Smelly Border Collie?

I have just gotten a long rough haired Collie who has been outside and I need to have him in the house. I have bathed him in medicated dog shampoo, but he still smells! His white fur has turned a bit, let's say, not white. Can anyone help?


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May 6, 20130 found this helpful

A vinegar rinse will deodorise and remove the discolouration from white fur. You can apply it full strength, or mixed half-half with water. No matter what strength you chose to apply, don't rinse, just pat him dry after you've got all his fur sopping wet-the strong vinegar odor will fade to nothing quickly taking the yellow and the other odor with it.

Stand the dog in the bathtub to contain him, and use a separate bowl for the vinegar or vinegar and water. Before applying (with a drenched sponge) be sure the dog has no patches of broken skin or you will have an extremely unhappy dog.


Works a treat, I've used it to remove skunk and other really awful 'fragrances' dogs seem to make a beeline for.

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May 6, 20130 found this helpful

You could always take him to a groomer just this one time to get him professionally cleaned, then bathe him at home after that. Don't be afraid to ask for tips to keep him smelling fresh and keep his fur pretty.

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May 8, 20130 found this helpful

Our lab got skunked and we tried every old trick in the book. Out of desperation, I finally told my husband I wanted to try our tea tree shampoo. IT WORKED! I bought ours from Cost Cutters (Walmart) but there are tons of brands.


I think they may be one of the cheaper ones though. After one wash with the tea tree shampoo, the smell was gone completely!

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June 13, 20190 found this helpful

Is this info for sprayed skunk dog im looking for a solution for my border collie no matter what i use to bath him even arm hammer oder eater shmpoo he still stinks my whole house up with a awlful oder

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March 7, 20160 found this helpful

I used to have a Westie and I used a tear free shampoo for black dogs. The shampoo is a deep blue and removes the yellow gray and leaves your dog white , white , white.


I used to be a hair stylist and we always used blue shampoo on white hair.

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