Do Jack Chi’s Shed [Jack Chi’s Coat Overview and Grooming]


Wondering how much a Jack Chi will shed before adopting or perhaps even after adopting a Jack Chi is a common concern, and I cannot say that I blame you for your curiosity.

I was the same way when I adopted my Jack Russell Terrier.

Here is what I can tell you on this topic.

Do Jack Chi’s Shed?

A Jack Chi is considered a moderate shedder. The amount of shedding a Jack Chi will produce will depend on the coat type and the grooming care you provide. A long, dense coat will produce less shedding as opposed to a Jack Chi with short hair.

I also find it essential to mention ways you can reduce shedding with your Jack Chi and more about what you can expect with your Jack Chi when it comes to grooming needs and keeping as much hair out of your home as possible.

Here is how I intend to break down this topic for you today:



Do Jack Chi’s Shed?

If you absolutely hate shedding, a Jack Chi may not be the best option you have if you are currently shopping for your next dream puppy.

As we mentioned at the beginning of this brief post, a Jack Chi will shed moderately, and the total amount of shedding will depend on how well you maintain your Jack Chi’s grooming needs.

It will also make a difference based on the coat length of your Jack Chi.

Most commonly, the Jack Chi will have a long and dense coat of fur.

Luckily, this typically produces less shedding than other coat types present with the two dogs that create the Jack Chi.

The Jack Russell Terrier and the Chihuahua.


I can tell you from experience that a smooth coat or wire-haired Jack Russell certainly sheds more than you should experience with a Jack Chi.

However, that does not mean you will have no shedding at all.

Not only that, but you need to understand when you can expect a Jack Chi to shed the most.


Seasonal Shedding with Jack Chi’s

Most commonly, you will experience a more significant amount of shedding with a Jack Chi in the summer.

This is when they shed the most significant amount of their coat.

For the remainder of the year and the other seasons, you can still expect moderate shedding if you own a Jack Chi, but you do have active steps you can take to prevent shedding as much as possible.

I want to touch on those details next.


Jack Chi’s Coat Overview- The Two Coats for Jack Chi’s

A Jack Chi can be broken down into two primary coat types.


  • Dense Coats
  • Medium Coats

Both coats with Jack Chi will be straight in texture and do not require a lot from you on your end.

Jack Chi’s are most often bred in the following colors: (Common Jack Chi Coat Colors)


  • Black
  • Chocolate
  • Fawn
  • Golden
  • Cream
  • White

How to Reduce Shedding with A Jack Chi Terrier?

Now that you have a better idea of what you can expect with hair length, coat type, and shedding in general with a Jack Chi, I want to touch on a few things you can do to prevent shedding even further.

First and foremost, be sure to brush your Jack Chi once a week at a bare minimum.

If you can brush your Jack Chi an additional time per week or as often as possible, you can reduce the shedding your Jack Chi will experience even further.

It is also important not to give a Jack Chi a bath too frequently as this could dry out your Jack Chi’s skin and produce further shedding and hair issues.

However, keep in mind that you still want to provide a bath to your Jack Chi in moderation and when needed.


A Jack Chi Will Shed, but It Can Be Manageable

A Jack Chi will shed, but it is nothing that I would consider a deal-breaker for those of you considering adopting a Jack Chi soon.

I know from experience.

The amount of shedding my Jack Russell Terrier produces is nothing that typically even crosses my mind.

I have been raising a Jack Russell Terrier for the past 3 years now (parent dog of the Jack Chi).

I have a wired haired, smooth coat, and yes, she sure does shed.

However, with management, weekly brushings, and a bath when necessary, you can dramatically reduce the total amount of shedding you will experience with your Jack Chi.

Luna and I wish you the best of luck with your Jack Chi and the journey you have ahead of you.


What Is Your Experience with A Jack Chi Shedding?

Do you currently own a Jack Chi Terrier, and how often and how much do they shed?

Do you have any other tips you can provide the readers to reduce the total amount of shedding produced from a Jack Chi Terrier?

Be sure to share those thoughts, stories, and concerns by dropping a comment below.

As always, Luna and I appreciate you stopping by and reading today, and we will see you again next time.

Josh Martin- Founder and Creator of Terrier Owner

Josh Martin is the proud owner of a female Jack Russell Terrier Named Luna. Josh founded TerrierOwner.com to share the stories of owning a Terrier and to help all terrier owners with the struggles, excitement and common questions that come with being a new terrier parent.

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