I'm not sure why your dog is smelling... If he's an inside dog and you're brushing him, he shouldn't stink. What does he smell like? Bathing too often will strip his coat of natural oils.
If I were bathing often, I'd probably not do it more than once every 3 or 4 weeks. Maybe every two weeks. There's no set answer.
I think as long as you are using a soap free shampoo it is ok to wash as often as needed. Both of my dogs are white and I wash them at least once a week and really Bella needs it about every other day. She is ALL dog and plays hard outside and likes to swim in the bay by our house.Interesting that you said that. I bathe my dog every week to 1 1/2 weeks. Mainly because she plays with slobber dogs sometimes at the DP, so she stinks after a while. Plus - where I live, its very "dusty", and her potty area has red sandy rocks (I have no choice as our backyard is just concrete and pool). So, her white paws gets reddish and dirty from running around so much at the park and kicking back her paws after she poos.
Maybe because I have a white dog that I see her get dirty more obvious than a dog that is brownish or darker color.
Is there something that I can do to keep her coat clean in the meantime, as well to reduce full bathing? will it be okay to just wash the paws every week then give full baths every couple weeks or so? I know it's not set in stone, but I'm just a little worried that I may be giving too many baths. Since March 13th, I've given her 4 full baths, and one paw baths (I had to...after she stepped in someone else's doo doo by accident).