Don't know yet that if his hair will shed this spring. It's still long and I don't see much dander all over the place. We will brush him though. We have another black cat but has white patch on the chest and back feet. We are not 100% sure but we suspect it has two sexes. Short hair as well. I used to have a short hair female black cat long time ago when I was a kid.
Is a beautiful cat, most people don't like black cats much (superstitious). But one of my favorite cats I owned years ago was a male short hair black cat, he was a sweety. If you say his fur is longer, does he shed just as much? I know my cat I have now does, I'll have to post a pic of her too.