Weirdly, A British scientist who is an expert in odours, describes wet dog odour as a combination of almond, fruit, honey, and mushroom. Although he added however, that the scent also includes faeces and sulphur among its scents.
It’s not actually your pooch that whiffs, its microorganisms that live on his body all of the time. The American Kennel Club explains that bacteria and yeast, are always present on dogs. These microorganisms leave behind micro excretions and when your dog gets wet, the moisture evaporating from the dog has some of these compounds within it.