Long vs Short haired German Shepherd
German Shepherd Grooming Requirements
Short & Longhaired German Shepherds Temperament
You should know that there is no noticeable difference between the temperament of the long-haired German Shepherd and the short-haired 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 German Shepherds.
The only difference is that the Long Haired German Shepherd is more adapted to working than the Short Haired German Shepherd, which is the largest distinction.
This implies that they could be more reserved among strangers and have a sharper mind. Since there is no scientific distinction between the breeds, this difference is mostly anecdotal. It all depends on the traits a breeder has worked hard to pass down via their generations.
Does the long-haired German Shepherd shed More?
German Shepherds with long or short hair both shed a lot.
The spring and fall shedding seasons are when the Short Haired German Shepherd sheds the most (because of their undercoat). Year round, the Long Haired German Shepherd typically sheds the same amount.
Short haired Shepherds leave more hair on clothes, carpets, and furniture. The shed fur is kept in its coat by the long-haired animal.