Coat of Jack Russell Terriers can be of 3 types: harsh, smooth and intermediate (or "Broken" - an intermediate type between the smooth coat and harsh). Certainly, harsh coats look much more elegant. And if you buy an exterior class puppy, tough wool is always a winner.
Jacks molt all, regardless of wool. However, rough-representatives don’t shed, if you regularly trim them. Trimming is plucking wool, which is already "ripe" and ready to fall off. The procedure is quite laborious, if you do it yourself, however, can turn to the specialized salon or call the master. Trimming makes Jack less allergenic dog. It turns out that people can be allergic not to wool, but to dying skin scales. With regular trimming these scales are removed and allergen along with them. Therefore, if you are prone to allergies, wire - haired breed will suit you more.
If you are lazy and grooming will not bring you pleasure, you can safely choose smooth - haired Jack.
Generally, the coat of Jacks is truly unique, regardless of the type of wool. It can be compared with a Teflon coating, with nothing sticks to it. If your dog was in the mud after a while he becomes again perfectly white. Such coat was a matter of selection of the breed. After all, to chase the fox out of the hole, you need to climb into it, and hence to get dirty in the ground. They didn’t clean dogs after hunting in those days, therefore, preference was given to dogs with harsh hair, self-cleaning.
Parson Russell Terrier – the first and the most ancient representative breed. The ancestor of all the Russell and current, known to us, Fox Terriers. One of the most popular breeds of small dogs in the United States and the Netherlands.