The German Shepherd Dog long coat
Approved by WUSV and the FCI since 01.01.2011
Today, 31 % of the
population of the German shepherd, in France, would be long-haired. The
long hair became a very sought(studied) variety for its beauty and for
its very soft and pleasant(kind) character and for its very strong
pigmentation. Until now, the long-haired German shepherd remained a
defect eliminating heat of the standard. In France, he was born with a
Pedigree, without possibility of registration(inscription) in the LOF,
because he could not be confirmed.
is known, there were varieties of the German shepherd, in the 80s.
There was a short and hard hair, a semi-long hair (or the half-length)
and the long hair. But, later, the last two varieties were moved away
by the German standard. There was only a short and hard hair in the
touch. The reasons were that the long hairs had spongy bones (bad
skeleton), heads possessing an imbalance between the skull and the
snout and an upper prognathism. Furthermore, the long hairs did not
possess a sub-hair, what made them more vulnerable to the bad weather.
It is for these reasons that they were moved away by the standard,
because they were unfit for work. The breeders of German shepherd made
every effort to eliminate the long hair of their impacts.But the latter, always appeared in spite of the efforts.
||Puppies long hair from Kennel
du Domaine de l'Estuaire
|Puppies long hair from Kennel Funken Spiel.
news! Since 01.01.2011, the long-haired German shepherd again entered
the history books of the race (with the opening of a new Book of the
Origins), by becoming a variety of the German shepherd. He can be
confirmed from now on (for France) and take part in the exhibitions in
a class reserved only for the long hairs. The breeding and the
selection is only authorized by long-haired long hairs. The marriages
inter-varieties are formally forbidden. But attention: only the
subjects possessing a sub-hair can be recognized and authorized. There
is no question here of Altdeutsche Schäferhund, who becomes a full
race. It is about the same size(format) of dog, about the same German
standard. We shall discover more low the long-haired variety in photos.
Some photos of long hairs .... good viewing ! I thank my collaborators for having granted me the publication of their photos.