I think I would have to disagree also. I have had Massimo's coat long, and decided at the spur of the moment to chop it all off (of course the first time I did that I was completely horrified...and then when I got used to it short I liked it a lot). Well, I let it grow out all winter, because it get's pretty cold here in upstate Ny, and I thought his coat was just as soft. It's getting warmer now and I just cut him down to a 3" cut and I think his hair is much more soft and silky. I dunno though, maybe the ends of his hair were dried out so the hair that recently grew felt silkier.