Yeas, long-hair GSD always have to be groomed. I always check Lisl for anything she might have picked up in her fur, especially around and along the sides of her ears.
Cockleburs, weed seeds, etc. They get in there and they are a bugger to get out later if you miss them.
Bear, Anna, Molly, Ossie, and The Countess Lisl von Schlaf
An Unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!