well, she'd be better if we groomed her everyday. but when she was a puppy, she didn't sit still for it, and the last year or so, she's been an indoor/outdoor dog, so she gets groomed when we bring her in. bathed and all, you wouldn't believe the muck (ok, maybe you would
) she can pick up in that hair! and we keep her backside trimmed so we don't have to wash her behind everday because the poo gets stuck when the hair gets too long.