Due to widespread rumours and false information, few realize that Jack Russells shed. Don’t believe those who tell you they don’t. This is a complete fallacy; they actually shed just as much, if not more, than a lot of other breeds. Shedding is very much part of owning a JRT, but is a small price to pay for such an adorable pet.
About Their Coats
Let’s start with the basics – the type of coat you can expect with a Jack Russell. A “smooth” coat is the shortest type, “broken” is a little longer, and “rough” refers to the longest, scruffiest kind of coat. Aside from length, these coats are similar in terms of texture and all three are susceptible to shedding.
Unfortunately, even the short haired types of Jack Russells still shed. Shedding is inevitable with any type of coat and probably even heavier among the shorter haired varieties.
Dealing With Shedding
There are a couple of things you need to remember here. The first is that JRT’s are predominantly white, so you’ll quickly get a white sheen covering the house. Also, because their fur is so course it tends to cling wherever it lands, meaning that vacuuming might take some time.