Jack Russell Terrier - Canine Companion or Demon Dog (Chapter 6)

 
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There is a false myth that has been spread about the public that Jack Russell Terriers do not shed. The reality of this is that Jack Russell's do shed. A Jack Russell actually sheds more than a number of other breeds. Unlike most breeds it seems that the shorter the hair, the more it will shed, however there are exceptions and you may find your long haired rough coat shedding just as much a s the smooth coated version. The shedding may get worse as the seasons change. Excessive bathing will also cause excessive shedding, and possibly even skin problems. It's recommended that you do some research and do not bathe your dog any more than is necessary.

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." If shedding was a sport than the Jack Russell would be a much a master of it is it as at hunting. This is not a good breed for homes with people who have allergies or are looking for a low-shedding pet.

Shedding Tips Brushing with a brush or a rubber mitt helps lessen the amount you have to vacuum up by catching it before it ends up on your furniture.

· Experiment with using a soft rubber horse curry for grooming. You may find that the curry not only removes loose hair, but your Jack Russell may enjoy the massage like experience as well. A horse curry may also work for getting hair out of upholstery.

 
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