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Old 11-01-2005, 05:00 PM
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Hello everyone...I was just thinking about this long haired vs. short haired thing. I know there's a difference in terms of temperament (according to some chi owners), but does anyone know if one sheds more than the other? I ask this because I have dog/cat allergies, and I seem to be fine with short haired chis, but I really like long haired chis too. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks!! =)
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:43 PM
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Long-coats shed less than short-coats. The long-coats shed seasonally (usually twice a year) whereas short-coats shed constantly, as new hair grows in, the old comes out.

I have pretty bad allergies to (indoor) cats and have never had so much as a watery eye or itch with Josie and she's a short-coat. Everyone's different, though.

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I am in the same boat as you. I have allergies to cats, and I seem to be fine with short-haired chis. That's why I was wondering about long haired chis. I recently developed a love for long-haired chis and was thinking about getting one in the future, but I wanted to know if anyone was in a similar situation. Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:00 PM
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No problem. I used to snub my nose at the long-haireds too, but then I saw so many pretty ones on here that I've really changed my mind! I've been trying to con my sister into getting one (we're going to a breeder's next weekend to check one out!) so then I can have the best of both worlds, in a way.

If you have no problem with short-haireds, then I'd imagine that a long-haired (shedding less) would be nothing for you.

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Old 11-01-2005, 07:00 PM
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Right? That's what I was thinking. I have never had the chance to be around a long-haired chi, so I going to try to find someone who has one. I was thinking the same thing though, since long haired chis shed less, I probably wouldn't have a bad reaction to them. Thanks!! =) I hope your sister gets a long-haired chi. Some of them are really really cute. Good luck convincing your sis!! =)
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Just meet with a breeder who has them and see how you react to it. I certainly hope that you find what you're looking for!
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for your advice once again. I've been looking on puppyfind.com and they have the cutest puppies there...long haired and short haired. I do have a bias for short-haired chis that I'm trying to break, but I can't seem to help it. I hope your sis decides to get a long-haired chi though! =)
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:51 PM
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I have 2 longcoats and I have bad asthma and they've never effected me and they do shed less than smooth coats, also temperiment wise they're meant to be less stubborn.
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