Anyone else notice this "problem?" Coat type, or just temperament? Buster has a thick, wooly coat, at least as think as a GSD and bordering on some huskies I've felt. Its a very dry coat though, and he seems to share the same disdain of water as most huskies. Spitz types aren't known for swimming. Most retrievers have a much thinner coat, but more oily, and quicker to dry if the undercoat gets wet. German Shepherds seem to like the water though, and they have fairly thick coats.