mine is an australian shepherd
That's a pic of him a few months after a grooming, so that's not even his full coat. He's a hairy monster and all of it is soft. He looks all white in that pic, but he has a lot of red and brown on him and would make a lovely variegated yarn! (Is that a true sign of a knitter/spinner, when you envision a color card of your dog's coat?
The owner of my natural pet store also owns the groomer next door and I asked her if she would consider donating the sheared coats to me of the most spinnable breeds and she said absolutely! I'll have garbage bags of it for you in no time! This all sounded wonderful until I had visions of not being able to walk through my apartment between the yarn stash and garbage bags of fur. I opted against it, but I am definitely going to start hanging on to whisper's. That's something you could consider though if you really wanted to try the dog hair.
Thanks for your help!