Re: It's Getting Hot for my Black Boy
Like others have mentioned, keep the undercoat brushed out as much as you can. For LH GSDs and other double coated breeds, there is a great tool that is sold in most grooming supply catalogs. The original is called a coat king, there is also a mat king and several other knock offs. Look for one with the teeth/blades farther apart, the fine ones don't work all that well. Be careful though, they have a curve to them so the sharp part doesn't touch the skin but don't use it around any loose skin flaps.
A great summer treat for them is simply freezing a raw egg, give it to them shell and all.
Brenna: GSD Born 7/16/06
Chewy: Shih tzu/Yorkie
Monty: GSD born 5/24/14