I had a wonderful chow for many years. They are so cute...but three years after her death I still find hair, so I look at those two and try to imagine double the fur tumbleweeds.
You, know, we've got a total of five long-haired dogs (the Chows, two Bearcoat Shar Pei and an ELO), so you get accustomed to living in a somewhat furry house.
And in consideration of the fact that we lived with parrots for some 20 years before we had to swap to dogs for health reasons, we still are amazed by the fact that dogs are so much cleaner. *gg*