Long vs short haired german shepherd

If you are thinking about adding a Black and red German Shepherd to your family, then one of the most important decisions that you will have to make is whether you want a long-haired German Shepherd or a short-haired German Shepherd. They are very intelligent, loyal, protective, and very striking with their appearance.
What you may not have realized is that their coat comes in several different lengths. Coat plays a vital role in the form and function of German Shepherd Dogs. Let’s examine their characteristics to learn more about them individually.

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German Shepherd Grooming Requirements

We all know that German Shepherds are beautiful dogs – both individually and as a breed. One of the biggest differences between the two varieties of German Shepherd is the coat. The standard coat on the GSD is shorter and denser, while the long coat on the GSD is longer. Though long-haired German Shepherds share a lot in common with short-haired German Shepherds, there are a few notable differences. Because of the nature of their different type of coats, one of the most relevant differences is in the grooming requirements that you will need to meet to keep their coat in good health.

Long-haired German Shepherd and short-haired will require approximately the same amount of grooming, for different reasons. Even though they do not have an undercoat, long-haired German Shepherds shed just about as much as short-haired German Shepherds. If you do not groom them frequently, their hair will get stuck in their coat and create fur balls that are not comfortable for the dog. Both long-haired and short-haired GSD, will shed during shedding seasons in spring and fall. Both short-haired and long-haired German Shepherds will require grooming.

Short & Longhaired German Shepherds Temperament

A German Shepherd’s temperament is one of the reasons for its popularity. There isn’t a particularly big difference between the temperament of the long coat and short coat German Shepherd.

You should know that there is no noticeable difference between the temperament of the long coat German Shepherd and the short coat German Shepherd. They are loyal, protective and really intelligent dogs. Both dogs are very similar. You can expect many of the same personality traits and characteristics from both short-coat and long coat German Shepherds.

It is generally accepted that both short coat German Shepherds and long coat German Shepherds are eager to please their owners. While helping you feel safe, our dogs are also loyal and loving family companions.

German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds in the world. They are loyal, intelligent, protective and easy to train. German Shepherds make a wonderful family companions and are brilliant working dogs. Choosing between a long coat and a short coat German Shepherd can be difficult decision. We are here to help you find your perfect German Shepherd puppy.

Does the long-haired German Shepherd shed More?

Most dog lovers can easily identify a German Shepherd in a crowd, even if they are not familiar with the breeds.  German Shepherds are very well known for their coat color and fur.  German Shepherds  typically have stock coat but occasiaonly you will find long coat German Shepherds.  While every dog is different, most German shepherds will leave some fur around your home. Certain times of the year their fur loss will be more excessive than usual.  These coat changes will occur in both the spring and fall months.  In the spring their bodies will shed their thick undercoat and prepare for the summer heat, while in the fall their bodies will shed their thinner fur and get them ready for more dense coat protection. It is not necessarity true that long coat German Shepherds shed more.  While they need less of undercoat for winter, they will shed less or same as stock coat German Shepherds, in Spring.  

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