I just received my puppy a few days ago for a present from my boyfriend. She's about 9weeks right now. Shedding doesn't seem to be a problem at all, I've worn black items the entire time I've had her and yet to have find even a single hair left behind though keep in mind all dogs are different. she's also hypoallergenic so allergies won't be a problem. Personally I have fairly bad allergies and so far everything has been good. She doesn't bark very much, I've maybe barked four or five times that I've heard, but mostly she just seems to whine when upset or left alone. Over all this breed seems to be a fairly manageable type.
I'VE HAD A SHIRANIAN FOR NEARLY 16YRS,HE PASSED QUIETLY OCT 2,11...I'M HEART BROKEN...THIS BREED IS THE MOST WONDERFUL I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE TO HAVE AS PART OF OUR FAMILY!! THEY SHED,BUT ITS CONTROLLABLE WITH GROOMING & IN THE SUMMER MONTHS WE CLIPPED HIM SHORT.HE BARKED,BUT IT WAS WHEN HE KNEW SOMEONE WAS HERE OR WHEN HE'D BARK BY HIS TREATS OR WATER BOWL TO BE FILLED,THEY ARE EXTREMELY SMART. I HAVE BAD ALLERGIES,BUT WASN'T EFFECTED BY MY JACOB MARLEY. THESE ARE THE BEST FRIENDS YOU'LL EVER HAVE !!!