Our females are long stock coats. When a long coat is bred to a short coat they may or may not produce some long coats. It depends on the short coated dog and if he or she carries the long coat gene, if they carry the gene then there will be some long coated puppies. If they do not carry the gene, then there will be no long coats at all. A long coat bred to a long coat will only produce long coated puppies. The long coat in the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is considered to be a fault, although these dogs are becoming more and more accepted. Depending on if they had the under coat or not they got wet quicker, took longer to dry, got cold quicker, and tangled in brush more than the short coat, so on and so forth... This is less of an issue in today's world, hair length in the German Shepherd Dogs vary greatly, the preferred length in show dogs is a plush coat, which falls between a short and long coat. We believe the long coated dog carry many of the beneficial older genes that breeders are overlooking, not utilizing simply because of coat length. Which we feel is unfortunate from a breeding standpoint. Although they are siblings of breeding dogs and do carry many of the same genes, some genes are definitely different and are being skipped over. Some people don't know there is a long coated German Shepherd Dog (if this is you, your not alone) we're approached quite often with "they're absolutely beautiful what are they?" Fact is, they're as old as the breed itself. We believe the long coat may actually have a sweeter, friendlier disposition than that of their short coat siblings. This may be the genes they carry (older line genes) that have not been utilized all these years. They're absolutely beautiful dogs and can do anything and everything a short coated dog can do. They are used a lot in Europe as Police dogs simply because breeders would sell them cheaper than the others. Even though we are not specifically breeding to produce long coats, we will be utilizing these dogs where most other reputable breeders will not. This means we will be having some long coats from time to time. More important than the length of the hair, all pups will have the embedded older genes that others are so quick to ignore. You can find much information about the long coats online, here is just one link to a short Leerburg article on the long coats.