We were having a dinner party when a guest asked to get the dog from under the table because of the "gas" he was expelling. I looked under the table and told the guest the dog wasn't under the table. The silence was deafening for about five seconds. D Winter
I had a gas problem with a old mutt I adopted I was cleaning some parts in gasoline and went to answer the phone and the dog drank a good amount of the gasoline when I was gone. When I came back the dog was running around like a crazed Greyhound for about 10 minutes and then just fell over on it's side. My neighbor saw this and came running over and asked if the dog was dead I said no he just ran out of gas.
Sernv99 seems to know the truth about the GSPs. The farting is of course a digestive problem and one thing I have found that helps (I have 2 GSPs) is canned green beans. I give the boys a couple three beans per day as if they were treats and the gas seems to be almost tolerable.
Also, If your dog is eating a lot of grass, the green beans will help him out and are alot easier on his plumbing.
As another poster hinted, you don't want to completely solve this problem as is always good to have a 'cover story' for your own excesses.
I will say the size of the dog does not regulate the vial odor or amount of stinch they can produce. My wifes little black Pug can fart with the best of 'em. She has run us out of the living room a many a night.
Don't let this innocent face fool you.
Check what you feed the dog or give for treats. My yellow laborador used to pass gas that would make your eyes water. We were giving him Milk-Bones for treats. We tried Purina Bonz and the problem ceased.