After 2 standard poodles, i have switched to a little wirehaired terrier. I loved my poodles and miss them since they passed away, but that hair and grooming was exhausting! I clipped them every 4-6 weeks to keep them looking nice.Also a groomer, I used to have a client with a samoyed, years ago, that would ask me to save hair. She didn't do it herself, but had it done for her. My SIL spins yarn, and it seems like it could be fun. I stick to mostly shorthaired dogs for my person pets, so I never had enough length to have spun.