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Old 09-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are looking to get a Long Coat german shepherd and need a breeder recomendation . We live in PA

Also want to know if Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds get along? we have a lovely golden retriever friendly female dog and want to make sure Goldens and German shepherds get along well.

We heard from someone that long coat german shepherds shed less compared to short coat german shepherds ? is this true? We are used to dog shedding with our German Shepherd , just that long coat GSD's are soo beautifful and have a different look ..
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, we are expecting our long coat GSD at the end of October. I also love their unique look and from what I gather, you will likely see less fur laying around on a long coat but the dead hair needs to be brushed out often.

Our breeder is in Western Canada and we are having the puppy flown in to Toronto. They ship puppies to the US as well. The site is at aspenacreslongcoatgermanshepherds.com (longest url in history lol)

Good luck in your search!
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I don't have any advice on a breeder (we live in Colorado), but I don't see any reason why your Golden and a GSD wouldn't get along. My GSD gets along with Golden's. I have heard that it is better to get dogs of opposite sexes to avoid conflicts.

As far as the the coat maintenance. I can tell you that a Long Coat does shed a lot less that my last stock coat GSD. They really are beautiful!

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Long coats do NOT shed less than short coats. If you don't believe me, I invite you to come watch me groom a coated GSD--you would be amazed at the amount of dead undercoat that comes out!

It seems like long coats shed less because the dead hair has a tendency to get caught up in the longer coat, rather than simply falling off like they would on a short coat... so you don't SEE as much shedding. Long coats require more brushing to get rid of the shedding hair, as the dead hair caught in the coat will tend to form mats.

You may find less hair on your floors, clothes, and furniture, but that is only because the dead hair is still stuck to the dog.
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i have longcoat and i do brushing roughly one time a week now.

and after 10 minutes of throughout and intensive brushing i cannot get any amount of dead fur that would be worth to mention.

blowing winter coat means tons of dead fur though,must brush daily.

i had two stock coat dogs before,and i can tell that MY longcoat definitely
does shed less than MY stock coated dogs.

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i had two stock coat dogs before,and i can tell that MY longcoat definitely
do shed less than MY stock coated dogs.

I think Freestep is right when she says the longstocks might shed more than we think because the undercoat gets caught in the longer hairs, but our stock coat still sheds more than our longstock.
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If you take a force dryer to a coated GSD, you will see all the dead hair that is stuck in the coat--and let me tell you, it is no less than what I see with short coats! In fact, I have two coated GSDs here in my shop today, I should take a video to show you what I mean.

Of course, some dogs shed less than others, regardless of coat length. I have one short coat GSD that comes in once a month, and every month, the amount of hair he sheds is unbelievable. And yet my own short coat GSD sheds relatively little, except for the spring/summer blow.
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I think Freestep is right when she says the longstocks might shed more than we think because the undercoat gets caught in the longer hairs, but our stock coat still sheds more than our longstock.

That was exactly what I was going to say. She SHEDS...oh does she shed...I get HUGE dog hair tumbleweeds if I don't vacuum several times a week or at least pick them up.

When I brush her, I get enough hair to make a second dog! She leaves plenty of hair around the house too. We have leather furniture, so it isn't as obvious on furniture, but it is on other things.

Is it so much that I would not have a coatie, NO WAY! It's a little work, but I just do it along with the other chores I have to do. Clean it up, roller it off, vacuum it up. I'd be doing it anyway.

The trade off is her soft-as-a-bunny all over feel.

(She does occasionally bring in debris and "slug friends" on her pants and tail...they just hitch a ride. )
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Long coats do NOT shed less than short coats. If you don't believe me, I invite you to come watch me groom a coated GSD--you would be amazed at the amount of dead undercoat that comes out!

It seems like long coats shed less because the dead hair has a tendency to get caught up in the longer coat, rather than simply falling off like they would on a short coat... so you don't SEE as much shedding. Long coats require more brushing to get rid of the shedding hair, as the dead hair caught in the coat will tend to form mats.

You may find less hair on your floors, clothes, and furniture, but that is only because the dead hair is still stuck to the dog.
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Our stock coat leaves hair caked all around his crate, our long stock leaves far less but I can see it when I brush him out. He does tend to mat as well.

We have 7 dogs currently at the house and numerous other "friends" and my GSD gets along with all of them. We have one other GSD and a couple of other GSD friends but overall, all different breeds (Corgis, Border Collie, Australian Kelpie, Mutts, GSPs, Viszla etc etc etc).
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with the proper training and socializing your dog will
be fine with any dog, big or small provided that
the other dog is trained and socialized as well as your dog.
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