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My shepherd has long hair so I get a ton of people asking questions. I just want to be a little more educated than I am now so I can answer questions. Are long haired shepherds bred to be long haired? My shepherds father has long hair and the mother is more standard. Is long hair just something that any shepherd can end up having, regardless of parents?

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There are people who specifically breed for the longer, plush coats. Some people are a fan of it, some are not.
As for the genetics of it, the long coat gene or allele is recessive, meaning neither parent technically has to have a long coat, but they both must be carriers and each pass that specific gene to their offspring in order for it to have a plush coat.
 
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