Shedding


Q: I've read that Jack Russell Terriers do not shed. However, I have one and this appears not to be the case. She sheds a lot! Do you have any tips on how to control it?

A:

The Myth- Jack Russell Terriers do not shed.

The Reality - Jack Russell Terriers do shed. Typically, the shorter the hair in this breed, the more it will shed, however there are absolutely no guarantees. The shedding may get worse when the seasons change. Also, people who like to bathe their dogs a lot end up with even more shedding and dry skin.

A JRT owner was once overheard saying, "The coat type you choose is all determined by what length of white hair you wish to vacuum." This is just about as good a summation as we've ever heard. The JRT is almost as good at shedding as it is at hunting. If you are looking for a non-shedding or minimal-shedding breed, this is not the one for you.

Shedding Tips