German shepherds are one of the most popular breeds of dog, known for their loyalty and intelligence. They are also unique in that they have both short-haired and long-haired varieties.
Both long-hair and short-hair GSD have their own set of benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important that you know what you’re looking for before making your decision.
Long-haired German Shepherds are known for their beautiful topcoat, which can flow down past their shoulders. However, this luxurious mane does require quite a bit of upkeep, as it needs to be brushed frequently to prevent mats and tangles.
Short-haired German Shepherds have a more traditional look, a topcoat with fur that is less than an inch in length. These dogs don’t require as much grooming as their long-haired counterparts.
The long hair gene is a recessive gene, meaning that both parents must carry the gene in order for their offspring to have long hair. The long hair gene is found in both the American and European lines of German Shepherds, but it is much more common in European dogs. Long-haired German Shepherds are not as common as their short-haired counterparts, but they are still recognized by the AKC. These dogs typically have a thick undercoat that helps protect them from the cold weather. In the warmer months, they may shed heavily as they blow their coats. Although they are not as popular as the short-haired variety, long-haired German Shepherds make loyal and loving companions.
When it comes to temperament, both types of German Shepherds are typically even-tempered and gentle. Some people believe that the long-haired variety is slightly friendlier, but this is largely a matter of personal preference.
So, which type of German Shepherd is right for you? The answer depends on your lifestyle and what you’re looking for in a dog. If you’re willing to put in the extra time and effort required to care for a long-haired dog, then you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful and loyal companion. If you prefer a low-maintenance pet, then the short-haired German Shepherd may be a better fit for you. Ultimately, the decision is up to you!
At Kaiser German Shepherds, our stud dogs are some of the best males in the state of Texas and it shows! Our male German Shepherds have prestigious and reliable pedigrees backing up their lineage; you can visit each individual page for links to information on their pedigrees (visit the buttons above).
Our males have some of the most desirable traits found in German Shepherds. We focus on breeding our dogs for structure, train-ability, hips, elbows, coloring, and coat in order to produce the highest quality German Shepherd puppies. Our dogs are socialized with both humans and other dogs and are temperament-tested by a professional dog trainer.
We have a very thorough and selective process when choosing the proper breeding stud dog for our females which lends itself to beautiful, healthy, social German Shepherd Puppies. All of our dogs come with a written guarantee so you can feel safe and secure that you are purchasing a top quality German Shepherd puppy for your family to love.
Kaiser German Shepherds is located just outside of Dallas, Texas. If you would like to learn more about our available puppies CLICK HERE, or contact us at 940-782-4967. We look forward to helping you find a German Shepherd puppy that is perfect for your family.