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06-09-2014 06:33 PM
Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
Next time round I would probably prefer a short coat because it does get warm where we live and he always wanted to jump in the dam or roll in a black muddy puddle because he got hot very easily.
I live in Outback Australia, and it's very hot here. I had already told my breeder I was after a long coat and she told me sometime later the long coat was a better choice for hot areas as something about their underlayer helps keep them cool? whereas the short coats only have the one layer or something and have trouble keeping cool. I can't remember exactly, but your comment reminded me of that.

I prefer the long coats as I think they just look stunning. The only con I've found is the tendency for small poo dags to get caught in the hair. I've discussed with my fiancé about perhaps cutting the fur around Zelda's bum though we know how well Zelda will take to us approaching her behind with a pair of scissors lol
06-06-2014 07:45 AM
kwedd18 My pup is a long coat and he is just soooo fluffy! I got him from a breeder in PA. He's black and red. His parents are from germany and the czech republic and they are beautiful dogs. The look like bears!

My family has owned two stock coats and I like the long coats better. Long coats are just absolutely beautiful to me.
06-05-2014 09:20 PM
Yoshi My white shepherd was a long coat. He was the only pup available left in the litter at the time so I picked him.

I never had a short coat before so could not say if they shed more or less, but one thing was certain, he did shed heaps compare to what I was used to! I kept seeing white hair everywhere and when he would rub up against me on my black pants it magically turned white!

Next time round I would probably prefer a short coat because it does get warm where we live and he always wanted to jump in the dam or roll in a black muddy puddle because he got hot very easily. More often than not he would always prefer to sleep on the floor than on his bed because I think that he thought his bed was too hot. But he was a very beautiful dog, he looked absolutely stunning after having a bath and was brushed, his hair would be so white and fluffy.
06-04-2014 04:00 PM
Stosh She's gorgeous! I prefer the long coats- mine sheds a lot less
06-03-2014 02:51 PM
Athena'sMom She is a beautiful pup! Congrats!
06-03-2014 12:57 PM
stevenandvictoria Thanks for the replies all. McKenna is home and an absolute perfect friend for our daughter.
06-01-2014 08:18 PM
Athena'sMom I have one of each! I prefer long coats! They are softer and aesthetically more attractive but high maintenance. Bath time is an event!!! I blow dry my girl or it would take her days to dry. With my high pressure drier it takes me about 45 minutes to get her coat dry. Brushing is a must @ least three times a week. And they are still at the end of the day a working dog and she love to play in mud and water and find mischief just like my short coat Sinister. But she is so worth all the work!
My Athena and Sinister @ 8 weeks
06-01-2014 07:54 PM

Hi, judging by your location, price and question, I think I just bought a puppy from the litter you are going to see. I will send you a pm.
06-01-2014 06:54 PM
Momto2GSDs Hi Steven&Victoria!
It may be helpful for you to read about what to look for when selecting a breeder.
How to Select a Breeder - German Shepherd Guide This site was put together by a member of this blog and others dedicated to good breeding practices for the GSD.
Quote: Selecting a responsible, reputable breeder who is producing correct dogs is of the utmost importance, especially when we as a community of German Shepherd enthusiasts strive to protect and preserve the integrity of our breed. When potential German Shepherd owners select a badly bred puppy, they will be faced with a lifetime of problems which can include temperament issues (aggression, reactivity, poor nerves, fearful, etc) and health issues (hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, degenerative joint disease, allergies, EPI, irritable bowel disease, etc). When a potential German Shepherd owner selects a reputable, responsible breeder they drastically reduce the chances of having a dog with such issues. By supporting only reputable breeders, we can slowly weed out the irresponsible ones and will eventually see less unsound dogs in society. This is something that will only happen if potential owners support those who truly wish to improve and preserve the quality of German Shepherds in the world. Unquote.

Good luck in finding a precious new baby for your family!
06-01-2014 04:36 PM
stevenandvictoria Thanks for the information. We are considering a red long haired female. I do agree that they will need a bit more daily maintenance. Cost for her is $1,450 in Southern California. Will go and take a look next weekend.
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