Wonderful Wire-Coated JRTs

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We all know that Jack Russells come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Those textures include smooth and wiry coats. Rough-coated JRTs have similar colorings and patterns to smooth-coated Jacks, but they have an additional layer of wiry hair that grows on top of the smooth undercoat. This additional layer gives them a rough texture, as well as the appearance of facial hair that can resemble a mustache, beard, and even bushy eyebrows.

The additional wiry hairs makes a wire-coated Jack’s coat weatherproof, which is just what an outdoor working dog needs. It’s pretty cool-looking, too. But it does require a little extra attention so that those long, wiry hairs don’t get matted. This is especially important around your dog’s eyes and bottom. It’s also important to trim the hair between the pads of the feet.

Wire-haired dogs also need regular trimming or stripping — and this is often best left to a professional groomer.

One thing we can all agree on, though, is that wire-coated JRTs are wonderful. Let’s have a look.


Here’s pretty Maggie with her favorite pink slipper. I don’t fancy anyone’s chances taking that away!


Milo is ready for Christmas. What do you think Santa will bring him?

A Chatterbox

This little Jack looks ready for a natter! Or maybe they have a joke to share!

Ready for his Closeup

Oscar is camera ready and doesn’t look shy!

Bathing Beauty

Scooby loves to go camping, and it looks like his owners have brought all the important things, including Scooby’s bed, harness, chewie, and leash.

Another Camping Jack

This Jack’s tent is set up. I wonder where the humans will be sleeping.

Look at That Face!

But whatever you do, don’t look at the stolen candy!

On the Job

Duggy is making sure you don’t forget to put the bins out.

Groomed to Perfection

This little one looks like they’ve just had a trim!

Pink Flamingos

This is one happy, smiling Jack.

Customer Service Agent

Bailey from Australia can help you with your order. Especially if that order includes tennis balls, chewies, or bones.

Sweet Face

This is what a wiry coat looks like when it’s well cared-for. Don’t you just want to reach out and touch it? Who are you calling rough?

Venerable Elder Miss

Ruby is 16! Isn’t she pretty? Doesn’t look a day over 4 to me!

Babe Magnet

This is Chester from England. A babe magnet? Most certainly!

What’s Up?

This one is up to something. Can’t you see it?

A Survivor

This is Nancey, age 15. Nancey is Cancer free. Congratulations, Nancey!

Southern Jack

Jodie lives in South Africa. Such a pretty girl!

5 A Day

Toby loves strawberries. When this picture was taken, Toby had just eaten all the strawberries in the family garden!

Those Ears!

Look at Chester’s adorable ears! Is there anything better than that?

Toys, Toys, Toys

What a collection!

On Top of the World

Nitro from North Carolina is Top Dog in his house!

Ready for Springtime

This gorgeous wire-coated pup is ready for adventures in all sorts of weather — including sunshine!


Finally, this wonderful, waterproof wire-coated JRT from Carolina is ready for the sea and surf!

We love Jack Russells of all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. But you have to admit, there’s something wondrous about a wire-coated JRT!

Featured Image: CC0 by Labellacavalla, via Pixabay

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