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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 04:30 PM
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I've had 3 coats over the 'em

My personal observation is...coats drop less fur on an average....but when they blow their's an event. I believe with coats...the outer longer guard hairs hold much of the undercoat as they shed and therefore less day to day shedding....but brushing your GSD will become a regular event. Coats are softer as well, I do believe.

Matting might be more of a problem with coats if you neglect your grooming responsibilities...

Feeding a raw diet does make a difference in coat and daily shedding I first two were kibble dogs...current is raw fed and there is a very noticeable difference in shedding.

For me, coats were a preference in aesthetics..not huge but enough to make a choice.

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