That said, it should be cleared up soon - someone thought it would be a good idea to do some ill-fated construction work where I normally keep the XJR so I had to suddenly drag anything perishable (or water-sensitive) back to the house in a hurry. They should have that resolved next week.
So it took me a while to figure it out, but after getting a bath and still smelling like a dog I finally figured out last night that Barkly needs to get his anal glands squeezed dry. Luckily he's going to the groomer on Saturday so it's no biggy. Dog musk, I don't find it to be an overly bad smell (I was one and a half when we got our old dog so my nose is just used to dog smells) but, yeah, I'd rather he not smell really doggy.
And now we return to our regularly scheduled, non-butt related, programming.
Technically the anal glands are supposed to express their substance whenever the dog goes poop, so you shouldn't need to express their glands. Plus I've read a bit about it and it actually may cause more trouble down the line
Charlie - my KC Cavalier. Not too bright, like his owner, except when it comes to acquiring food!
/EDIT Charlie is back from his back operation - it is pitiful to see him poor chap - paralysed rear end! He has to have hydrothereapy twice a week, and 3x10 mins sessions physio daily - prognosis is good though - fingers crossed.