Long Coat German Shepherds differ in their breeding from regular German shepherds in being more laid back, calmer, less energy and easy going. In general these gentle giants have better temperaments than what is encountered in the typical Short Coat German Shepherd as they are not aggressive and yet still very protective.
Curiously, a Long Coat is considered to be a "fault" when judging dogs in the show ring. As a result, most breeders and including Best Shepherds, breed for good "temperament", a nice personality, large size and soft coats. Probably as the result of their history of less inbreeding, the Long Hair Shepherds tend to have straighter backs and are less likely to develop "hip displacement" problems.
The Long Coat German Shepherd represents what the Old World Shepherds looked like, unlike "the modern dog show version". Believe it or not, the Long Coat Shepherds actually shed a lot less, except when Spring comes and they "blow off their coats”.
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