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In 2 weeks time we are getting a male GSD puppy. Although at 3 weeks, it was hard to tell, but it's apparent now that this puppy will be a long coat. This is not a deterrent for me as we don't intend to breed or show this dog (although since last year, long coats are now permissible in GSD conformity shows in a separate category).
I've tried to read up on the net about long coats and have found lots of contradictory articles. Some state long coats shed more, some state they shed only twice a year (as they don't have the undercoat).

So, the question to folks in this forum is:
Does anyone have experience with a long coat GSD and provide inputs ?
Are they more susceptible to fleas despite preventive medication (due to longer coats) ?
Do they need more frequent grooming or just the normal rooming that a stock coat GSD would need ?
Do they need extra vitamin supplements to maintain their shiny coat ?

Any help will be much appreciated.
 

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Thanks for all the responses..Yes my puppy is tending to be big boned too. Will be interesting to find out if majority of long coats are big boned.
 
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