My scruffy mutt. One of these day's I'll learn how to properly groom & maintain a Giant coat. I'm not quite there yet, sorry Bullet!
The Belgian coat is much easier to maintain. Yes, they shed, but when they get muddy the dirt falls off as soon as it's dry. Giant coats don't shed, but when they get dirty it's held in their furnishings until they shake it off in your house. They need to be bathed more regularly. Which is better? Depends on the day! There is a Golden Retriever/Poodle cross at the kennel right now and it has the worst of both worlds. It sheds more than any lab there, and the hair holds the dirt. Designer-dog buyer beware.
Glory asking for a belly rub.