I have to say that Stosh really doesn't shed that much even though he's so fluffy- I thought it was going to be a lot worse. I sweep the floor every day and there's not even a handful to pick up. He sheds a lot less than my mom's stock coated gsd. I'd like to say I brush him daily but it's less than that.
When I am ready for my next GSD, I want a really, really good one--with whatever coat he/she comes in! That said, I do have a sneaking liking for those longer stock coats. Wilhoit was a little plushy, though not a long stock coat, and, yes, he did not shed quite as much as the shorter stock coat GSDs I remember from my childhood.
Both. Molly is stock coat, but one of her brothers was a long haired, and both of her parents had stock coats so one of them carried the gene(I think thats how it can work).
Tanner is a plush, his hair is longer than Molly's and he sheds more than her, unless he is really a mix of something else. No matter how many times we brush him, groom him he has that "wild wolf" look.=) My next GSD I want a long haired.