Not hard at all! They get baths when they roll in poop or mud, and I brush them every few days. I also have to trim under their tails occasionally so nothing gets stuck when they potty. That is all I do and their coats are sooo soft!i love them both! Lion, what a cute name. I was thinking the same as "Parseysmommy", I never really looked into long hairs, but yours are beautiful. How hard is it to maintain their coats?