English Angoras have a finer softer wool than French angoras. As such it mats easier than the french. Both types of rabbits can mat if they are kept in dirty cages or not groomed, but English Angoras do require more frequent grooming than the french. I typically groom my french about 1xs a week. With my english, I usually make sure to blow them out about 3xs a week when their coats are long. Both types of rabbits can be sheared short any time you know you are going to be too busy to keep up on grooming requirements. English angoras also have face fur on their cheeks, ears and top of the head while as french have clean faces, looking like a normal rabbit.