I know Iíll get crap for this but Iím almost at my breaking point. Over the course of 20years I owned 6 APBTs and never had to clean up after them as much as I have this one dog in 2 years. It is truly downplayed in any description of any article,how much German Shepherds shed. I love showing my dogs attention, hugging, and petting them but indoors itís hard to be affectionate to my GSD because how much hair disperses. Only time I play with her is outdoors, which is limited. Iíve gone through 4 vacuums including my $700 dyson pet vac. Iím on my 5th vacuum now which is ok so far but no miracle. I donít considering myself a neat freak but I also donít like to be covered in dog hair constantly. The xpet 6hp grooming vac I just got is also useless. Thereís no end or no way to combat this. Great breed great personality but definitely not an indoors dog. Unless you like eating hair
I had a Bissell upright, bagless that I got on sale for about 50 bucks. Lasted me 4 years.
As I wander through Walmart, if I note them on sale, I grab one. Been doing this for over 10 years. I have two, brand new, never opened sitting in a trailer at the moment. Drive belts break every 6 months or so, a bag of them is a couple bucks, takes 10 minutes to change most of which is finding a screwdriver and before I toss the vacuums I strip them for parts since I keep buying the same one.
Up until a couple years ago I had multiple dogs. Dog hair? No problem. I don't own any blowers or dryers or stuff. Wire brush, shedding rake and I use the upholstery attachment with the vacuum sometimes. They like it.
Vacuum once a day, brush every couple days, use dryer balls in the dryer to knock hair off jackets and sweaters every few days. They lay on couches, sleep in beds. Shadow spends time in motels with me and the only comments I get are that she is awesome.
EVERY single site I have found jokes about the shedding. Yes they shed. A lot. the name German Shedders is pretty well known and it's how we track other owners. Checkout line conversation, looks at my jacket "Shepherd?" I look at his "Yup. You to?"