Originally Posted by Eolith
I can't make her a shorthair dog, and I can't make her stop shedding, even though I brush her out religiously.
Have you tried to shave her? That's what we do with our dogs (both 70+ lbs and have quite a lot of fur) during Spring - Summer: just shave them very short with the dog or horse clipper 2-3 times / season. Yes, she won't look as cute as she is, but it'll be easier on her in a heat and not as much hair in house (to keep your dad more happy).