I think this might have something to do with the breed of dog it is. My male golden did have a smell, but I was told that is typical of goldens. As he got older I don't smell him, he was fixed at 6 monthish.
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD